Hardware

Plug-and-play bug exposes millions of network devices

A bug in a protocol used by virtually all Internet of Things devices exposes millions of users to potential attack, a researcher reported Monday. The fault centers on the Universal Plug and Play protocol, a 12-year-old implementation ...

Computer Sciences

Are virtual private networks actually private?

In countries where internet censorship and surveillance are government policy, online security is crucial for at-risk users. Journalists, activists, politicians and others with a prominent online presence can face dire consequences ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Amazon, Oracle shrug off lawmaker fears of abortion data sales

Amazon.com Inc., Oracle Corp. and other data providers pressed by a group of U.S. lawmakers about how they sell mobile phone location data offered assurances that the information couldn't be used to track individuals seeking ...

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