Leaving your laptop, phone, or tablet locked in your car trunk or under the seat is no longer sufficient to prevent detection by thieves. Using cheap USB scanners, the bad guys are now targeting cars that contain expensive portable devices that advertise bluetooth connections. All IOS devices try to turn bluetooth back on if you disable it after a set period of time.
Google gets access to names, diagnosis, labs, and birth dates by teaming with Ascension. Google says it won’t be matching this data with any consumer data.
A new law in California meant to inform users on how companies use their data will be applied globally to Microsoft US customers.
Currently being used to spread malware.
A company has lost $243000 due to a fake, computer generated, call to an executive imitating someone they knew.
If you use Foxit software, such as the PDF reader, and you’ve registered with the company with a password, you need to change it.
Another side channel attack. Microsoft patched it last month. AMD says its chips are not vulnerable.
Researchers have found remotely exploitable flaws in the popular embedded OS VXWorks.
Libreoffice patched two critical vulnerabilities this month, but one of them is still exploitable via a malicious document. You’ll need to enable stealth mode to prevent loading of external content.
Make sure you vet any extension you add to a browser as some of them send private information (URL, SSNs, etc.) back to companies for analysis and sale.