Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Brian Barrett

Google Won't Kill the URL After All

Plus: A Colonial Pipeline update, inside details of the FBI's Anom caper, and more of the week's top security news.This week marked the arrival of Amazon Sidewalk, a mesh network that enlists your Echo and Ring devices to share...

How an Obscure Company Took Down Big Chunks of the Internet

You may not have heard of Fastly, but you felt its impact when sites didn’t load around the world Tuesday morning.Early Tuesday morning, large portions of the web sputtered out for about an hour. The downed sites shared no...

The Bizarro Streaming Site That Hackers Built From Scratch

BravoMovies isn't real. But it puts in a remarkable amount of effort trying to trick you into believing that it is.The latest entrant in the streaming wars doesn’t stock a deep library of classics, or buzzy original series. In...

8 Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription Hell

You may not have heard of Tubi, Pluto TV, or Kanopy—but they’re the perfect cure for subscription fatigue.The main casualty of the streaming wars so far has been your wallet. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, Apple TV+,...

Apple Exec Calls Mac Malware Levels Unacceptable Under Oath

Ireland's ransomware crisis continues, a Russian scammer gets sentenced, and more of the week's top security news.The ransomware problem isn't getting any better. In fact, it's poised to get even worse, as cybercriminals have begin experimenting with double-encryption ransomware...

Microsoft Will Soon Kill Flash on Windows 10 for Good

Plus: A Peloton data leak, Russian hacker details, and more of the week’s top security news.The most recent big iOS update, which makes it easier to opt out of ads that track you across apps and web sites, has...

Twitter's Tip Jar Privacy Fiasco Was Entirely Avoidable

Sending its users to PayPal has created all sorts of problems that Twitter should have caught ahead of time.On Thursday, Twitter continued its grand tradition of embracing features users had unofficially pioneered (see also: the @-reply, the retweet, the...

Don’t Buy Into Facebook’s Ad-Tracking Pressure on iOS 14.5

The company tells Apple users that tracking helps keep those platforms “free of charge,” but opting out now doesn't mean paying up later.Last week, Apple released iOS 14.5, and with it a new feature that sent online advertisers scrambling:...

A Ransomware Group Hit DC Police—Then Pivoted to Extortion

Warrantless searches, tracking troops, and more of the week’s top security news.It's been a busy week. There's a lot to catch up on. But before you continue reading, please take a minute to make sure you've updated your iPhone...

VPN Hacks Are a Slow-Motion Disaster

Recent spying attacks against Pulse Secure VPN are just the latest example of a long-simmering cybersecurity meltdown.This year has seen no shortage of blockbuster hacks, from the SolarWinds supply chain meltdown to China’s blitz against Microsoft Exchange servers. It’s...

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