In the month of April, I found a zero-day in Sign in with Apple that affected third-party applications which were using it and didn’t implement their own additional security measures. This bug could have resulted in a full account takeover of user accounts on that third party application irrespective of a victim having a valid… Read More

Security firm Pen Test Partners ordered the 5GBioShield, and found that it’s just a cheap unbranded USB stick likely made in Shenzhen, China. PCMag editors select and review products independently. We may earn affiliate commissions from buying links, which help support our testing. Learn more. No, 5G won’t give you coronavirus. But that isn’t stopping… Read More

When visiting the site, a script will run that performs a localport scan of your computer todetect remote support and remote management applications. Many of these ports are related to remote access/remote support tools such as the Windows Remote Desktop, VNC, TeamViewer, Ammy Admin, and more. After learning about this, BleepingComputer conducted a test… Read More

Temperature-scanning $7,000 helmets can catch people running a fever. But experts are skeptical about how helpful temperature scanning will really be. Chinese police, health staff, and transport workers have been using smart helmets to monitor people for high temperatures in the fight against COVID-19. The helmets are made by Chinese firm KC Wearable and use… Read More

At least two people had seizures after viewing malicious tweets featuring flashing gifs that deliberately targeted the Epilepsy Society. Thames Valley police said it was investigating the tweets as a hate incident, after at least 200 seemingly coordinated messages were sent to the charity and its supporters in recent days. A number of other people… Read More

Another amendment blocking the FBI surveillance failed by just one vote Wednesday, bringing McConnell’s proposal one step closer to becoming law. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday to renew the 2001 Patriot Act, and Mitch McConnell is pushing an amendment to the law that would expand the FBI’s surveillance powers. An amendment proposed by… Read More

Cookies today are doing all kinds of bad things, but did you know that the original creators wanted to stop that? I had a discussion the other day about GDPR, ePrivacy and all those problems for publishers, and I pointed out that the way we think about this is wrong. We were never supposed to… Read More

Samsung patches 0-click vulnerability impacting all smartphones sold since 2014 Samsung patched this month a critical bug discovered by Google security researchers. South Korean smartphone vendor Samsung released this week a security update to fix a critical vulnerability impacting all smartphones sold since 2014. The security flaw resides in how the Android OS flavor running… Read More