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Recent articles by Zack:

US Fertility says patient data was stolen in a ransomware attack –

The company has 55 fertility clinics across the U.S. → Read More

Amazon Web Services outage takes a portion of the internet down with it –

Companies that rely on AWS, like Adobe, Roku, and Shipt, are also experiencing outages. → Read More

Decrypted: Apple and Facebook’s privacy feud, Twitter hires Mudge, mysterious zero-days –

This week, Trump takes a swing at cyber and Silicon Valley spars over privacy. → Read More

Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data –

A government watchdog said the data was scooped up "in the course of the lawful collection of other data." → Read More

Biden-Harris team finally get their transition .gov domain –

The transition was approved on Monday after Michigan certified its election results. → Read More

A bug meant Twitter Fleets could still be seen after they disappear –

Fleets live on Twitter's servers for up to 30 days. → Read More

Google plans to test end-to-end encryption in Android messages –

The feature will roll out in November and continue into next year. → Read More

Messaging app Go SMS Pro exposed millions of users’ private photos and files –

The app has over 100 million installs, but has not fixed the vulnerability. → Read More

Cryptocurrency exchange Liquid confirms hack –

An investigation is underway to see if hackers accessed documents that users submitted to verify their information with the exchange. → Read More

Trump fires top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs for debunking false election claims –

Chris Krebs was appointed by President Trump to head the newly created CISA cybersecurity agency in 2018. → Read More

Microsoft reveals Pluton, a custom security chip built into Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors –

The security chip will live inside future Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors. → Read More

Animal Jam was hacked, and data stolen. Here’s what parents need to know –

Some 46 million user records were stolen and published online. → Read More

‘Resident Evil’ game maker Capcom confirms data breach after ransomware attack –

The company said it could not ascertain how much data was stolen after its own logs were scrambled. → Read More

Microsoft says hackers backed by Russia and North Korea targeted COVID-19 vaccine makers –

The tech giant said some of the attacks were successful. → Read More

Mobile security startup Oversecured launches after self-funding $1 million, thanks to bug bounty payouts –

Its founder used bug bounty payouts to fund the startup. → Read More

Apple will release macOS Big Sur on November 12 –

The new Mac software comes with a new and refreshed user interface, new features, and performance improvements. → Read More

Decrypted: Grayshift raises $47M, Apple bugs under attack, video game maker hacked –

The election is over, but not without a hitch or two. Some voters in Georgia and Ohio had to use paper ballots after hand sanitizer leaked into voting machines — an unexpected casualty of the pandemic. And a slew of robocalls across a number of swing states urged voters to “stay safe and stay home,” […] → Read More

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims –

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption was stronger than it actually was. Cast your mind back earlier this year at the […] → Read More

Proctorio used DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets –

"This is really a textbook example of fair use," said the EFF. → Read More

DOJ says it seized over $1 billion in bitcoin from the Silk Road drugs marketplace –

More than 70,000 bitcoin generated from the Silk Road marketplace had sat dormant for seven years. → Read More