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Alexa and Google Home phishing apps demonstrated by researchers

The researchers' “Smart Spies” apps showed how Amazon Alexa and Google Home users could be exposed to vishing and eavesdropping.

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Hacker breached servers used by NordVPN

NordVPN has been forced to admit that a hacker stole an expired TLS certificate key used to securely connect customers to its web servers.

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Facebook pulls fake news networks linked to Russia and Iran

It took down four foreign interference campaigns and announced initiatives to prevent foreign interference in US elections.

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Travel database exposed PII on US government employees

A property management company owned by hotel chain Best Western has exposed 179 GB of sensitive travel information on thousands of travelers.

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US nuclear weapons command finally ditches 8-inch floppies

The disks are part of the command centres that run the country’s nuclear missile deterrent on behalf of SACCS.

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Storing your stuff securely in the cloud

How much of our stuff is going to the cloud? Probably a lot more than you realize. Let's look at the risks and how to mitigate them.

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Vatican launches smart rosary – complete with brute-force flaw

Now fixed, the Vatican's new fitness-and-prayer eRosary and its accompanying app, Click to Pray, were found to have a serious privacy bug.

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Woman ordered to type in iPhone passcode so police can search device

It's not a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights, the court said, because it's a “foregone conclusion” that she knows her phone passcode.

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Google chief warns visitors about smart speakers in his home

Rick Osterloh says he discloses smart speaker use when someone enters his home, and the products should probably do so themselves.

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Don’t look now, but Pixel 4’s Face Unlock works with eyes closed

There's a risk that someone might get hold of a device and unlock it by holding the screen to the face of its sleeping or unconscious owner.