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Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos related to Security, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos related to Security, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

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How a Former Netflix Exec Built a Brazen Bribery Scheme

The company’s ex-vice president of IT faces 20 years in prison for creating a pay-to-play environment with technology vendo...


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Then a Hacker Began Posting Patients’ Deepest Secrets Online

A family-run psychotherapy startup grew into a health care giant. It was a huge success—until the data breach and the anonymous ransom notes sent to clien...


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Don’t Buy Into Facebook’s Ad-Tracking Pressure on iOS 14.5

The company tells Apple users that tracking helps keep those platforms “free of charge,” but opting out now doesn't mean paying up lat...


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A Ransomware Group Hit DC Police—Then Pivoted to Extortion

Warrantless searches, tracking troops, and more of the week’s top security ne...


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Google's Grand Plan to Eradicate Cookies Is Crumbling

Regulators in the EU and competitors have raised concerns about the company's proposals to rewrite the rules of online advertisi...


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An Ambitious Plan to Tackle Ransomware Faces Long Odds

A task force counting Amazon, Cisco, and the FBI among its members has proposed a framework to solve one of cybersecurity's biggest problems. Good lu...


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Feds Arrest an Alleged $336M Bitcoin-Laundering Kingpin

The alleged administrator of Bitcoin Fog kept the dark web service running for 10 years before the IRS caught up with h...


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AirDrop Is Leaking Email Addresses and Phone Numbers

Apple has known about the flaw since 2019 but has yet to acknowledge or fix ...


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Hackers Used ‘Mind-Blowing’ Bug to Dodge macOS Safeguards

The vulnerability was patched Monday, but hackers had already used it to spread malwa...


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The New iOS Update Lets You Stop Ads From Tracking You

Facebook and other advertisers fought the move, but App Tracking Transparency is finally he...


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VPN Hacks Are a Slow-Motion Disaster

Recent spying attacks against Pulse Secure VPN are just the latest example of a long-simmering cybersecurity meltdo...


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Signal's Founder Hacked a Notorious Phone-Cracking Device

Plus: App Store scams, an anti-surveillance bill, and more of the week’s top security ne...


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Apple’s Ransomware Mess Is the Future of Online Extortion

This week, hackers stole confidential schematics from a third-party supplier and demanded $50 million not to release th...


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A New Facebook Bug Exposes Millions of Email Addresses

A recently discovered vulnerability discloses user email addresses even when they’re set to priva...


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Palestinian Hackers Tricked Victims to Install iOS Spyware

The groups used social engineering techniques on Facebook to direct targets to a wide range of malware, including custom too...


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A Clubhouse Bug Let People Lurk in Rooms Invisibly

The vulnerabilities opened the door to “ghosts” hiding in and disrupting rooms, where moderators would be unable to mute th...


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They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War

Secret codes. Legal threats. Betrayal. How one couple built a device to fix McDonald’s notoriously broken soft-serve machines—and how the fast-food giant froze them o...


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How the FBI Got Into the San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Plus: Russian sanctions, Europe’s SolarWinds fallout, and more of this week’s top security ne...