Category: Security

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January 3, 2021

T-Mobile says hackers accessed some customer call records in data breach

T-Mobile, the third largest cell carrier in the U.S. after completing its recent $26 billion merger with Sprint, ended 2020 by announcing its second data breach of the year. The cell giant said in a notice buried on its website that it recently discovered unauthorized...


by Zack Whittaker in data breach
December 28, 2020

How Your Digital Trails Wind Up in the Police’s Hands

Phone calls. Web searches. Location tracks. Smart speaker requests. They’ve become crucial tools for law enforcement, while users often are unaware.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
December 2, 2020

This Company Uses AI to Outwit Malicious AI

Robust Intelligence is among a crop of companies that offer to protect clients from efforts at deception.


by Will Knight in Bot vs. Bot
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December 1, 2020

Ivanti has acquired security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure

IT security software company Ivanti has acquired two security companies: Enterprise mobile security firm MobileIron and corporate virtual network provider Pulse Secure. In a statement on Tuesday, Ivanti said it bought MobileIron for $872 million in stock — with 91% of the shareholders voting in...


by Zack Whittaker in computer security
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November 30, 2020

UK shrinks timetable for telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Huawei

The UK government has squeezed the timetable for domestic telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Chinese suppliers, per the BBC, which reports that the deadline for installation of kit from so-called ‘high risk’ vendors is now September. It had already announced a ban on...


by Natasha Lomas in 5g
November 5, 2020

One Clear Message From Voters This Election? More Privacy

Ballot measures were approved in California to restrict commercial use of user data and in Michigan to require warrants for searches of electronic information.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
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October 28, 2020

Kandji hauls in $21M Series A as Apple device management flourishes during pandemic

Kandji, a mobile device management (MDM) startup, launched last October. That means it was trying to build the early stage company just as the pandemic hit earlier this year. But a company that helps manage devices remotely has been in demand in this environment, and...


by Ron Miller in Apple
October 23, 2020

How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information

A report finds 50,000 cases where law enforcement agencies turned to outside firms to bypass the encryption on a mobile device.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
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October 20, 2020

Apple, Opera, and Yandex fix browser address bar spoofing bugs, but millions more still left vulnerable

Year after year, phishing remains one of the most popular and effective ways for attackers to steal your passwords. As users, we’re mostly trained to spot the telltale signs of a phishing site, but most of us rely on carefully examining the web address in...


by Zack Whittaker in browser security