Security
Computing

Netgear says exploit that led to stolen documents was fixed a long time ago

Hackers were able to steal classified military training and maintenance documents following a breach of a standard Netgear router that still maintained the default administrator password.
Mobile

Apple USB Restricted mode can be bypassed with a simple $39 accessory

USB Restricted mode seeks to stop third parties from being able to extract data from a seized iPhone by locking down the Lightning port - but a $39 accessory can effectively halt Apple's security.
Mobile

Some Android apps could be secretly recording your phone’s screen

Worries that phones listen to our private conversations are common, but now a study revealed that some apps may be secretly recording parts of our phone screens and sending the data to analytics companies.
Computing

After 14 years, a new generation of Wi-Fi security is coming. Here’s what to know

Wireless security rarely gets as big an upgrade as WPA3 will bring about. As new hardware begins to support it, we should see much better password protections for all Wi-Fi users whether at home or in public.
Emerging Tech

The future of surveillance: Watch this A.I. security camera spot a shoplifter

A.I. Guardman is a smart Japanese security camera which uses a pose detection system that's able to identify suspicious behavior, like shoplifting, and send store owners a text alert.
Mobile

Google is adding DRM to Play Store apps for offline verification

Google's still increasing Play Store security with the addition of DRM on each app that makes it way through Google-verified app stores, so offline users can be sure they're downloading a legitimate app.
Emerging Tech

Like a vice principal in the sky, this A.I. spots fights before they happen

Researchers from the U.K. and India have developed a new drone-based surveillance system, which uses A.I.-equipped drones as flying security cameras to identify violent incidents from the sky.
Computing

Improving security means killing the password, but that battle has just begun

Although password use is in decline, switching to biometrics or machine-learning algorithms may not be enough to fix our digital security woes. We need to change the way we store login credentials, as well.
Computing

You’ll want to perk up when it comes to the new ‘Lazy State’ Intel CPU bug

A new bug in Intel CPUs dating back to 2011 has been discovered. Similar to Spectre and Meltdown, it takes advantage of an inherent flaw in the chip's design to steal user data from running processes.
Mobile

Apple locks down iPhone security flaw, frustrates law enforcement

Apple announced that it will fix another iPhone security flaw in a future iOS update. It will prevent data from being transferred to and from the iPhone after an hour of the phone being locked.
Computing

How 20th century check fraud is helping prevent 21st century data theft

Trusona is a thoroughly modern data protection and authentication system that wants to do away with passwords entirely. While its methods are cutting edge, they are built on the expertise of 20th century social engineering.
Computing

These are the 5 best free antivirus apps to protect your MacBook

Malware protection is more important than ever, even if you eschew Windows in favor of Apple's desktop platform. Thankfully, protecting your machine is as easy as picking from the best free antivirus for Mac suites.