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Recent articles by Zack:

Don’t buy the hype: Free VPNs are bad for your privacy –

Many free VPNs promise to protect your privacy. Don't believe it. → Read More

Shopify says two support staff stole customer data from sellers –

An email to affected merchants said the breach happened on September 15. → Read More

Data breach at New York Sports Clubs owner exposed customer data –

Exclusive: The unprotected storage exposed customer addresses and phone numbers. → Read More

Senate’s encryption backdoor bill is ‘dangerous for Americans,’ says Rep. Lofgren –

"You cannot eliminate encryption safely," said the House Democrat. → Read More

Homeland Security issues rare emergency alert over ‘critical’ Windows bug –

The bug can give attackers full control of an entire network in seconds. → Read More

How the NSA is disrupting foreign hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine research –

The headlines aren’t always kind to the National Security Agency, a spy agency that operates almost entirely in the shadows. But a year ago, the NSA launched its new Cybersecurity Directorate, which in the past year has emerged as one of the more visible divisions of the spy agency. At its core, the directorate focuses […] → Read More

JupiterOne raises $19M Series A to automate cyber asset management –

Asset management might not be the most exciting talking topic, but it’s often an overlooked area of cyber-defenses. By knowing exactly what assets your company has makes it easier to know where the security weak spots are. That’s the problem JupiterOne is trying to fix. “We built JupiterOne because we saw a gap in how […] → Read More

Justice Dept. charges five Chinese hackers over attacks on U.S. companies –

The five alleged hackers are accused of working for APT41. → Read More

Here’s everything Apple revealed at its September hardware event today –

Apple announced a ton of new devices and features today at its September hardware event, but no word on its upcoming iPhones. That’s expected later in the month, maybe next. In case you missed Apple’s hour-long keynote, here’s everything that was announced — including some things you might have missed. Apple Watch One of Apple’s […] → Read More

HacWare wants you to hate email security a little less –

This security startup wants email security awareness to change. → Read More

Apple to release iOS 14 on September 16 –

Apple said its latest iOS 14 software will be released on September 16, ahead of the company’s release of the next-generation iPhones. We saw our first glimpse at iOS 14 earlier this year at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which included home screen widgets and reply threading in Messages. It also comes with new Maps features, […] → Read More

Sternum raises $6.5M Series A on its IoT security bet –

If we have learned anything from the mass production of cheap internet-connected devices is that security was an afterthought. Default passwords are the norm and security flaws aren’t patched, leaving entire fleets of smart devices vulnerable to attack. But one Israeli security startup is taking a different approach to protect vulnerable Internet of Things devices. […] → Read More

A bug in Joe Biden’s campaign app gave anyone access to millions of voter files

Anyone could look up private voter information on millions of Americans. → Read More

‪CBP seized a shipment of OnePlus Buds thinking they were “counterfeit” Apple AirPods‬ –

The "seized" Apple AirPods look a lot like OnePlus Buds. → Read More

TikTok fixes Android bugs that could have led to account hijacks –

The bugs could have allowed an attacker to takeover a user's account. → Read More

Use ‘productive paranoia’ to build cybersecurity culture at your startup –

Bugcrowd's Casey Ellis talks prioritizing security at your startup. → Read More

United Airlines’ website bug exposed traveler ticket data –

United's website let anyone access ticket information for travelers who requested a refund. → Read More

Yubico unveils its latest Yubikey 5C security key, priced at $55 –

The company's newest YubiKey comes with a USB-C connector and in-built NFC. → Read More

How to respond to a data breach

After a data breach, one U.S. company did everything right. → Read More

Apple opens up — slightly — on Hong Kong’s national security law –

The company said it doesn't receive requests directly from Hong Kong authorities. → Read More