Smart speakers: Christmas treat or lump of coal?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +0000

If you’re interested in buying smart speakers this Christmas, you may be wondering how much of a privacy problem they really are. We take a look at this popular holiday present and separate the hype from the real issues at hand.

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Christmas tech scams roundup

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:30:14 +0000

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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Flaw in Twitter form may have been abused by nation states

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Twitter announced in a blog post Monday that they discovered and addressed a security flaw in one of their support forms. The discovery was made on November 15—more than a month ago—and promptly fixed the next day. So why are we only hearing about it now?

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Data scraping treasure trove found in the wild

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:56:54 +0000

3 large databases containing scraped content landed in front of security researchers. How bad is it?

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