How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:04:00 -0700

Android 12 sure is an onion of an update, wouldn’t ya say?

Now, don’t get me wrong: I’m not suggesting it’s fragrant, likely to make you cry, or positively delicious when cooked in a stir-fry. (That’d be one heck of a piece of software!) I just mean that it has lots of layers to it, including some that are beneath the surface and impossible to see when you’re only glancing from afar.

Android 12 is full of changes both big and small, in fact — and while many of its most noticeable external elements will be limited to Google’s own Pixel phones, some of the improvements tucked away in those sticky lower layers are arguably the most important changes of all.

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5 years for swatter who caused a man’s death for a Twitter handle

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:32:09 +0000

We look at the history of doxing and swatting, and talk about the most recent awful example of someone losing their life to this tactic.

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Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:10:49 +0000

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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ID theft ghouls targeting Surfside victims is appalling, but no surprise

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:33:56 +0000

We look at examples of scammers trying to steal the identity of the dead, and observe those same awful tactics still in use today.

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The ransomware that shows up everywhere but the headlines

Credit to Author: Chester Wisniewski| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:30:37 +0000

The most reported ransomware strain of 2021 so far – accounting for around 71% of the total – is not a headline grabbing, multi-million-dollar ransom threat targeting a large enterprise, but a file-encrypting virus called DJVU or STOP ransomware that targets home users and has more than 290 variations. It’s important to keep things in [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/6DxfGp0BUN0″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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