California DMV warns 20 months of records may have been exposed

  • February 18, 2021
A ransomware attack on a company called Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS) has had a ripple effect on customers. One of those is the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which has warned drivers in the state about a potential data breach.
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Clubhouse is tightening security to address China spying fears

  • February 13, 2021
Clubhouse has been garnering hype through its high-profile discussions and a drop-in approach to audio chat, but there are also concerns the Chinese government might eavesdrop on nationals who got the app before it was banned in the country. The deve…

Instagram bans hundreds of accounts in OGUsers takedown

  • February 4, 2021
Instagram has banned hundreds of accounts tied to the notorious “OGUsers” forum, where members buy and sell stolen social media accounts. The company is also going after some of the forum’s highest-profile members, threatening legal action if they co…

Ring launches its cheapest connected doorbell yet

  • January 27, 2021
Amazon-owned Ring is today launching its cheapest smart doorbell, the Ring Video Doorbell Wired, for just $60. The device has an all-new body, which takes design cues from the pricier Video Doorbell Pro, albeit in a much shorter body. Despite the low…

WhatsApp: Let us share your data with Facebook or else

  • January 7, 2021
In a surprise move, WhatsApp recently gave many of its users a difficult choice: they could either accept a revised privacy policy that explicit allowed the service to share information with parent company Facebook by February 8th, or decline and ris…

SolarWinds hackers accessed some of the DOJ’s email accounts

  • January 6, 2021
More details on the fallout from last month’s SolarWinds hack continue to come out. On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice announced it was also a victim of the attack, which US intelligence agencies said earlier in the week was “likely” carried…