Homeland Security details social media collection from immigrants

[ad_1] The AP said in June that Homeland Security was planning to expand its social media collection, but there haven’t been details until now. There have been numerous objections to Homeland Security’s practices, particularly since the visa requirements took effect in May. It’s not clear just how investigators conduct searches, or what they’re specifically looking […]

Security report on iPhone hack created 'false impression'

[ad_1] Apple says the Google security report on a hacking operation targeting iPhones was inacurate and created a false impression of “mass exploitation” Apple hit back Friday at a Google research report suggesting iPhones may have been targeted by a long-running hacking operation, calling it inaccurate and misleading. Apple spokesman Fred Sainz said in a […]

Website rates security of internet-connected devices

[ad_1] A row of cameras is among the internet-connected devices whose security has been assessed by researchers from Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina. Credit: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech If you’re in the market for an internet-connected garage door opener, doorbell, thermostat, security camera, yard irrigation system, slow cooker—or even a box of […]

Researchers reveal ultra-fast bomb detection method that could upgrade airport security

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the University of Surrey have revealed a new ultra-fast method to detect materials that could be used to build explosives. The new detection method is able to analyze a wider range of materials than current thermal based detection systems used in today’s airports, while reducing false positive reports. […]

Sorry, readers. Your Bluetooth device is a security risk

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain We hate to be the purveyor of bad news, but if you’re using Bluetooth with your digital devices—and you know you are—you could be vulnerable to security risks. That means anyone with a Ring video doorbell, smart lighting setup, AirDrop on an iPhone, portable speaker, headset and on and on […]

Stolen fingerprints could spell the end of biometric security – here's how to save it

[ad_1] The biggest known biometric data breach to date was reported recently when researchers managed to access a 23-gigabyte database of more than 27.8m records including fingerprint and facial recognition data. The researchers, working with cyber-security firm VPNMentor, said that they had been able to access the Biostar 2 biometrics lock system that manages access […]

Router guest networks lack adequate security, according to researchers

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain While many organizations and home networks use a host and guest network on the same router hardware to increase security, a new study by Ben-Gurion University indicates that routers from well-known manufacturers are vulnerable to cross-router data leaks through a malicious attack on one of the two separated networks. According […]

Security sleuths eye attack devices planted in packages

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain 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 a package, a low-cost, low-power computer designed for access attack and sending it off in […]

Security cut off for 'cesspool of hate' 8chan forum

[ad_1] A Virgin Mary painting, flags and flowers adorn a makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) An online message board accused of hosting extremist content was temporarily inaccessible Monday after its cybersecurity provider cut off support for […]