Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity isn’t what it used to be. Breaches and leaks, once rare and relatively low-impact, have become commonplace, rendering our personal data more vulnerable than ever. Everything from your Social Security to your health information now lives online, and though it may prove difficult to avoid such attacks, staying up to date on the latest news and security practices is the first step in prevention. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up all our news, guides, and cybersecurity coverage in one central location.

If Facebook wants to stick around, it needs to disappear for a bit

Despite its ongoing privacy and trust battles, Facebook has continued to launch new products and most of them have done more harm than good for its public image. It's time for it to take a leave of absence.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg | The future is private

Facebook has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps over private data use

Facebook says it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps suspected of hoarding private user data amid an investigation that it began last year
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington, D.C.

University of Alabama is tracking students to see if they leave football games

Alabama's Crimson Tide has launched a loyalty program in a bid to keep students in their seats till the end of the game. But it involves tracking them on their smartphones.

Oh great, now our smart speakers can attack us with harmful sounds

A security researcher has said it’s surprisingly easy to take over some Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-connected speakers and get them to emit sounds that can irritate or disorientate the listener, or even damage their hearing.
researcher warns smart speakers can be hacked to emit harmful noise man with fingers in ears