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Polish Blogger Sued After Revealing Security Issue In Encrypted Messenger

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record: The company behind the UseCrypt Messenger encrypted instant messaging application filed a lawsuit last month against a Polish security researcher for publishing an article that exposed a vulnerabil.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotApr 8th, 2021

TikTok sued for billions over use of children"s data

The case is being brought on behalf of millions of children by England's former children's commissioner......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News3 hr. 3 min. ago

MI5 Warns of Spies Using LinkedIn To Trick Staff Into Spilling Secrets

According to the United Kingdom's Security Service, known as MI5, hostile states are creating fake LinkedIn profiles to trick users into spilling secrets. The BBC reports: At least 10,000 UK nationals have been approached by fake profiles linked to h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 3 min. ago

Geico Admits Fraudsters Stole Customers" Driver"s License Numbers For Months

Geico, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., has fixed a security bug that let fraudsters steal customers' driver's license numbers from its website. From a report: In a data breach notice filed with the California attorney general's office, G.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 35 min. ago

Researchers raise alarm over stalled adoption of biotechnology to improve food security

The worldwide adoption of biotechnologies to improve crop production has stalled, putting global food security at risk, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

Get Ready for the Next Front in the Net Neutrality Fight

This time, the issue will be whether the FCC should regulate U.S. Internet infrastructure Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro You’re about to hear a lot about network neutrality again, now that the Biden administration.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News14 hr. 35 min. ago

US Unveils Plan To Protect Power Grid From Foreign Hackers

The White House unveiled on Tuesday a 100-day plan intended to protect the U.S. power grid from cyber-attacks, mainly by creating a stronger relationship between U.S. national security agencies and the mostly private utilities that run the electrical.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 35 min. ago

Freshwater salt pollution threatens ecosystem and human water security

Water touches virtually every aspect of human society, and all life on earth requires it. Yet, fresh, clean water is becoming increasingly scarce—one in eight people on the planet lack access to clean water. Drivers of freshwater salt pollution suc.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 3 min. ago

Google Play apps steal texts and pepper you with unauthorized purchases

Google removes eight apps after receiving report from researchers. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Security researchers have uncovered a batch of Google Play apps that stole users’ text messages and made unauthorized purchases on users’ dim.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 3 min. ago

AT&T Cybersecurity Launches New Managed Endpoint Security Solution

AT&T Cybersecurity Launches New Managed Endpoint Security Solution What’s the news? AT&T has launched a managed endpoint security solution through its alliance with SentinelOne. AT&T Managed Endpoint Security with SentinelOne correlates the detect.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

FCC Advisory Committee Will Focus on 5G Network Security and Software Vulnerabilities

FCC Advisory Committee Will Focus on 5G Network Security and Software Vulnerabilities WASHINGTON, April 15, 2021—Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced that the Commission will re-establish the Communications Security, Reliability,.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Geico admits fraudsters stole customers’ driver’s license numbers for months

Geico, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., has fixed a security bug that let fraudsters steal customers’ driver’s license numbers from its website. In a data breach notice filed with the California attorney general’s office.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

WordPress To Automatically Disable Google FLoC On Websites

AmiMoJo writes: WordPress announced over the weekend that they plan on treating Google's new FLoC tracking technology as a security concern and hence block it by default on WordPress sites. For some time, browsers have begun to increasingly block thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

UK gov’t triggers national security scrutiny of Nvidia-Arm deal

The UK government has intervened to trigger public interest scrutiny of chipmaker’s Nvidia’s planned to buy Arm Holdings. The secretary of state for digital issues, Oliver Dowden, said today that the government wants to ensure that any na.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Facebook now lets users export posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com

Facebook today announced a new feature that will allow users to export their Facebook posts and notes to a number of third-party services. Although the company has long since offered tools that let you download the information you’ve posted to.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

UK government intervenes in Nvidia takeover of chip designer Arm

The government is to examine Nvidia's planned purchase of the UK firm on national security grounds......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Chip issue nets bipartisan support

The support from both sides of the aisle of President Joe Biden's proposal for $50 billion for semiconductor manufacturing and research shows Washington shares the auto industry's concern about supply chain disruptions......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

UK Invokes National Security To Probe Nvidia"s ARM Deal

The UK government will look into the national security implications of U.S. group Nvidia's purchase of British chip designer ARM, it said on Monday, putting a question mark over the $40 billion deal. From a report: Digital minister Oliver Dowden said.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Debian Votes to Issue No Statement on Stallman"s Return to the FSF Board

An anonymous reader writes: Debian Project Secretary Kurt Roeckx has announced the results of a closely-watched vote on what statement would be made about Richard Stallman's readmission to the Free Software Foundation's board. Seven options were.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Openwall Releases "Linux Kernel Runtime Guard" 0.9.0

Long-time Slashdot reader xiando shares news from LinuxReviews: Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) is a security module for the Linux kernel developed by Openwall. The latest release adds compatibility with Linux kernels up to soon to be released 5......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

NASA"s Mars copter flight could happen as soon as Monday

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter could make its first flight over the Red Planet as soon as Monday, the US space agency reported, following a delay of more than a week due to a possible technical issue......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021