Security

Security sleuths eye attack devices planted in packages

How is this for irony. Everyone talks about security exploits getting more sophisticated. Yet an up and coming threat to the digital world, aka the hair-pulling mischief universe, could not be more elementary: hiding, in ...

Security

Tape, glasses allow researchers to bypass Face ID

In September 2018, a tech watcher was admirably candid: If you are a normal person, Apple FaceID is basically safe, she said. But then this tech watcher, Rachel Kraus, wrote in Mashable that "as I sized up the arguments for ...

Security

Phishing tricksters nab the warm fuzzies, smiles

Phishing is the most common form of cyberattack and still growing. Yet, in a survey of Internet users, it was found that 45 percent of those surveyed did not understand what phishing was or the risk associated with it.

Security

VPN providers address vulnerability findings by researchers

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are engineered to encrypt traffic between points on the internet. As Computing put it, they extend a private network across a public network, "often used to enable staff working remotely to ...

Security

Bluetooth implementation issue raised by team exploring tracking

Bluetooth devices could be giving away your location. That is what Boston University researchers discovered in their explorations, which are detailed in their paper, "Tracking Anonymized Bluetooth Devices" by Johannes Becker, ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Privacy missteps cast cloud over digital assistants

A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future of voice-controlled digital assistants, a growing market seen by some as the next frontier in computing.

Software

Amazon improves face analysis tech, adds fear

Amazon's image recognition software is now able to detect fear. Amazon Web Services announced this as part of an update note about its facial recognition software, Rekognition.

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