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Twitter for Android had a big security vulnerability

Twitter has had a rough go on the security front lately, with some serious high-profile accounts getting hacked and now a discovered vulnerability affecting the Twitter for Android app. Yikes. Twitter for Android security Twitter hasn’t disclosed exactly what the vulnerability does, but they did specify what could happen. Essentially, other apps installed on your […]

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[Deal] Grab Amazon’s Show 5 smart display and the Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera for just $75

Amazon’s Show 5 Smart Display is on offer today with a Blink Mini indoor security camera bundled in for just $ 74.99, bringing about a $ 50 saving. The Alexa-toting smart display has an RRP of $ 89 by itself, so getting the Show 5 and the Blink Mini camera is a deal you may want to take […]

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Study finds security holes in online voting for New Jersey and West Virginia

States are under pressure to use online voting for the US presidential election when COVID-19 could remain a threat in November, but those platforms might not be as secure as you’d like. MIT and the University of Michigan have published a report deta…
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Eve’s HomeKit-only indoor security camera arrives on June 23rd

It’s still hard to find HomeKit-friendly security cameras, let alone ones that are focused primarily on Apple’s smart home framework, but Eve Systems is close to filling that gap. The company is shipping the HomeKit-exclusive Eve Cam indoor security…
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Multiple antivirus apps are vulnerable to common security flaws

Some antivirus tools are more resilient than others, but it appears that many of them had weaknesses in common. Rack911 Labs has revealed (via ZDNet) that 28 well-known antivirus programs, including Microsoft Defender, McAfee Endpoint Security and Ma…
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Eufy’s new Indoor Security Cameras with 2K resolution are up for pre-order from just $26

When it comes to home security cameras there’s a whole range of options to choose from to suit almost any budget. Anker’s home automation brand, Eufy, has just brought its new Indoor Security Cam 2K and 2K Pan & Tilt to market, with pre-order deals running as low as just $ 26. The Indoor Security Cam […]

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School districts ban Zoom over security concerns

Concerns about Zoom's security are having a real impact on its use in remote education. Some US school districts, including large ones like New York City and Nevada's Clark County, have banned or disabled Zoom over security and privacy worri…
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Zoom puts a pause on features while security issues are resolved

It’s safe to say that Zoom has gotten the attention that it never thought it would have as a enterprise-level application. A jump from 10 million daily users in December to nearly 200 million is no small number. And with that kind of growth, comes security issues unfortunately. With such an increase, a variety of […]

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Latest Android 10 beta (with January 2020 security patch) is rolling out to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung managed to pip Google to rolling out the December security patch a few weeks ago and now it’s included the January 2020 patch in the third Android 10/One UI 2.0 beta that is rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Besides next month’s security patch, the update also includes a number of bugfixes. […]

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Google delays Pixel 4 security patch roll-out until next to pack in more handset specific fixes

“O, December update, wherefore art thou December update?” If you are the owner of a Pixel 4 or 4 XL, you might be wondering why the December update hasn’t begun rolling out to your brand new phone. There’s no need to worry, the Pixel 4 isn’t an app so Google hasn’t killed it off, instead, […]

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Qualcomm’s larger in-screen fingerprint sensor could seriously improve security

Qualcomm took a different approach from the rest of the smartphone industry last year when it announced its 3D Sonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Instead of relying on an optical image of your finger for authentication, the 3D Sonic system uses ult…
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Samsung does it again with December security update rolling out before Google

Samsung has been acing their security update support in recent years and they’ve now begun rolling out the new December security update to some phones before even Google, again. Samsung has been steadily improving their update game over the last few years, with the delay between Google’s releases and Samsung’s updates shrinking from over half […]

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The October 2019 security update will be the end of the road for the OnePlus 3/3T

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were both very solid phones from a few years ago, before OnePlus really starting to hit the mainstream market. They were really some of the first phones to launch OnePlus into a competitive place, and they’ve been receiving security updates ever since. But all good things must come to […]

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TikTok’s parent company reportedly faces a national security review

Recently TikTok's popularity has exploded worldwide, and so has scrutiny over the app's parent company ByteDance and its relationship to the Chinese government. Now Reuters reports that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)…
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Samsung explains the massive fingerprint security flaw in the Galaxy S10/Note 10

Samsung has been in hot water lately over some pretty shoddy fingerprint scanning on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. Apparently there’s a pretty easy way to get into someone’s secured phone, regardless of whose fingerprint you use. That’s, uh, pretty bad, no matter how you look at it. The good news is that […]

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[TA Deals] Save over 80% on the Microsoft Network and Security Fundamentals Certification bundle

Certifications for Microsoft software and networking are pretty valuable, but that doesn’t make the tests any less difficult. If you want to make sure you pass them, you’ll want to check out our bundle on the Microsoft Network and Security Fundamentals Certification. This bundle includes training material for two courses: Microsoft MTA-98-366 Network Fundamentals, and […]

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Google’s Titan Security Bundle is now available in the UK, Canada, Japan, and France

After rolling out in the US almost a year ago, Google’s Titan Security Key Bundle is finally becoming available in other regions. Used for two-factor authentications, the bundle includes both USB and Bluetooth hardware keys built to FIDO security standards. The Titan Security Bundle retails for $ 50 in the US and is now available to […]

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[TA Deals] Save big on the A to Z Cyber Security and IT Certification training bundle (97% off)

Ready to pick up cybersecurity and jump into IT? We’ve got a pretty big deal on a bundle of training courses that will help you get your feet wet in the world of ethical hacking, security, and more, all of which can be used to help kickstart a new career. This bundle includes 12 courses, […]

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Mac security hole reportedly lets attackers bypass app safeguards

Apple may have another Gatekeeper security flaw on its hands. Researcher Filippo Cavallarin has detailed a macOS vulnerability that he said would let attackers install malware without the usual permission request. As Gatekeeper considers network sh…
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First American security flaw leaked 885 million real estate documents

First American Financial Corporation left as many as 885 million real estate documents dating as far back as 2003 exposed, according to Krebs on Security. The company, one of the largest real estate title insurance firms in the US, has already fixed…
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Picking the best security camera for your needs

By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog on picking the best securi…
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Internet Explorer security flaw allows hackers to steal files

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has a longstanding reputation for poor security, but it's now bad enough that you could be attacked jut by having it on your PC. Security researcher John Page has revealed an unpatched exploit in the web browser's handl…
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Google discloses ‘high severity’ Mac security flaw ahead of patch

Google's Project Zero security disclosure program is once again proving to be a double-edged sword. The company has detailed a "high severity" macOS kernel flaw that lets people modify a user-mounted file system image without the virtual management…
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EU offers bounties to help find security flaws in open source tools

The European Union believes it has a simple way to bolster its digital security: offer lots of cold, hard cash. The European Commission is launching bug bounties in January that will offer prizes in return for spotting security flaws in 14 free, open…
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SpaceX completes its first US national security mission

SpaceX managed to squeak in one more milestone before the end of 2018. The private spaceflight company successfully launched its first-ever US national security mission, carrying the US Air Force's equally new GPS III satellite into orbit. The effo…
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22 apps on the Google Play Store had a massive security problem and millions of downloads

Google typically removes malicious apps from the Play Store, and that’s not anything new or notable. It’s their digital storefront so they should stay on top of keeping it clean from potentially dangerous apps. However, after their last round of nixing 22 apps from the Play Store, it turns out that maybe Google let some […]

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Arlo announces an upgraded 4K wireless security camera

Arlo has announced a new, upgraded version of their wireless security cameras, and this time they’re adding 4K recording to the gadget. In addition to still being totally wire-free, you’ll get the resolution bump plus HDR capability. All of these new features will still deliver the same highly rated Arlo experience that makes them so […]

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OxygenOS 9.0.2 OTA brings Nightscape, Studio Lighting, and November Security patch to OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6T launched on October 29th with its new gesture navigation system, the fancy Nightscape low-light imaging feature, Studio Lighting, as well as the improved UI for the About Phone section. Just like it promised, OnePlus is bringing these features and more to the OnePlus 6 via a stable software update. Rolling out as an […]

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Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices,…
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Healthcare.gov security breach leaks info for 75,000 people

Today The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Healthcare.gov, the federally operated health insurance marketplace, has suffered a data breach. Apparently it detected "anomalous system activity" in a tool that's supposed…
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Samsung updates the Galaxy S9 with a camera improvement and October security patch

Samsung released a rear camera update for the Galaxy Note 9 last month and now the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are getting a camera improvement, but for the front facing shooter. According to the changelog, faces will have improved brightness when the backlighting is strong. The October security patch is also included in the update, […]

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Homeland Security has ‘no reason to doubt’ China spy chip refutals

Amazon and Apple have an unusual ally in their attempt to shoot down Bloomberg's claims of Chinese hardware surveillance: the US Department of Homeland Security. The agency joined the UK's National Cyber Security Centre in saying it had "no reason to…
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[TA Deals] The iPM World HD 360 degree security camera is 65% off!

It’s always a good idea to have some security cameras around, and now’s a better time than ever to set some up with the rise of cheaper WiFi cameras. On Talk Android Deals we’re offering a discounted IP camera from iPM World. The camera offers full HD resolution and a 360 degree swivel, plus it’s […]

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Tesla will open its security code to other car manufacturers

Tesla might just get into the habit of releasing source code for its in-car tech. Elon Musk has signaled his intention to post the source code for Tesla's car security software, letting any automaker roll it into their own machines. It would be "extr…
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NSA has yet to fix security holes that helped Snowden leaks

Edward Snowden's success in leaking NSA data was chalked up in part to the agency's own security lapses, so you'd think that the agency would have tightened up its procedures in the past five years… right? Apparently not. The NSA Inspector Genera…
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Dashlane 6 is here, offering comprehensive online security and identity monitoring

Dashlane has dropped a major update to their password management suite, and it really pushes well beyond that boundary of just keeping up with your passwords and sensitive log-in information. Like previous versions, it still does that stuff really well. Dashlane’s Identity Dashboard keeps up with your passwords and generates a score based on how […]

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Our favorite cheap security Wyze cameras now support Amazon Alexa integration

The Wyze camera, one of our favorite options for an incredibly cheap and effective option to keep an eye on your house, has picked up a new trick to better integrate with the rest of your smart home. The latest update makes the camera compatible with an Amazon Alexa skill, so you can use your […]

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Cori HD Smart Home Security Camera review: Peace of mind on a budget

Home security cameras have come a long way in the last several years, seamlessly allowing homeowners, businesses, etc. to watch live streams of living rooms, warehouses, offices and more from anywhere in the world, right on their smartphones. A comprehensive setup used to cost hundreds of dollars, but Momentum offers a pair of their new […]

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Ring introduces its new whole-home security kit, dubbed Ring Alarm

Ring has announced a new set of home security devices, which they’re calling Ring Alarm. This security kit wants to tackle the home security market without breaking the bank and locking you into expensive monthly plans or contracts, and at a glance it seems like a pretty great option. You can install it all yourself, […]

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Google will require regular security patches for smartphones going forward

Ask anyone what their biggest gripe with Android is, and one of the most common answers will likely be the updates. Or, rather, the lack of updates. Unless you’re rocking a flagship from a big manufacturer or a Google Pixel device, you’re probably not getting them as frequently as you’d like, and that includes monthly […]

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April 2018 security patch drops for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 8 has finally caught up to Samsung’s latest software, which means most users should be on Android 8.0 Oreo by now. With that out of the way, it’s time for Samsung to stay on top of security updates. The April 2018 update has started to roll out for certain Galaxy Note 8 […]

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Google posts April Security update for Pixel/Nexus devices – factory images and OTA files are live

It’s that time of the month again if you own a Pixel or Nexus device when Google rolls out the new Security Bulletin to help make the Android OS more secure. Both factory images and OTA files for April are available and contain a bunch of fixes for vulnerabilities ranging from moderate to critical. Join […]

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BlackBerry nixes security support for the PRIV after two years

Android fans or not, there’s no doubt that updates and Google’s OS haven’t had the best history. Now BlackBerry is announcing that they’ll be ending support for their first Android-powered smartphone, and that can be either good or bad news depending on how you look at it. When the device was announced two years ago, […]

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SEC knew about weak security years before hack

The hack that compromised the US Securities and Exchange Commission was a shock and more than a little damaging, but could it have been prevented? Unfortunately the answer is very likely yes. The Hill has combed through the SEC's internal evaluatio…
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Netgear’s smart security light alerts you of unwanted guests

Netgear is taking another stride into smart home security under its Arlo banner. The company has already released a bunch of comprehensive surveillance cameras, and its latest piece of connected hardware is a wireless, outdoor security light. Like sm…
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[TA Deals] Name your price for a complete Cyber Security Bundle

Keeping yourself secure online is incredibly important, and that’s why our Cyber Security Bundle is such a great idea. Best of all, right now you can pay what you want for some of the software in the bundle, too. This bundle includes all the tools you need for browsing the web, including Panda’s security service, […]

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Samsung announces new SmartThings powered home security and automation solution in partnership with ADT

Samsung announced today a new option for consumers interested in a “life safety” solution for the home that combines security components, the ability to create a home automation system, and monitoring backed by and provided by ADT. The new Samsung SmartThings ADT system is described as the “safest, easiest, and most flexible DIY security and […]

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Apple questioned about Face ID security by the US Senate

A lot of people quickly raised concerns about privacy and security the moment Apple revealed iPhone X and its Face ID feature. Edward Snowden, for instance, thinks it normalizes face scanning, "a tech certain to be abused." Now, US Senator Al Franken…
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Samsung pushes out firmware update for Galaxy Note 8 with camera improvements and security patches

The Galaxy Note 8 was officially announced last month at an Unpacked event held in New York, with preorders going live on August 24th. With the official release date of September 15th coming up in just a couple of days time, Samsung is rolling out a day one update for the Galaxy Note 8 that includes […]

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