The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

The popular video conferencing application Zoom has been having A Moment during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it’s not all positive. As many people’s professional and social lives move completely online, Zoom use has exploded. But with this boom has come added scrutiny from security and privacy researchers—and they keep finding…

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Marriott Got Hacked. Yes, Again

In November 2018, hotel giant Marriott disclosed that it had suffered one of the largest breaches in history. That hack compromised the information of 500 million people who had made a reservation at a Starwood hotel. On Tuesday, Marriott announced that it had once again been hit, with up to…

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How to Avoid the Worst Online Scams

When we say locked down in this context, we’re talking about your online accounts rather than your physical whereabouts, though some of the thinking is the same—reducing your exposure to something that could harm you. One seriously effective security measure you can put in place is to make sure two-factor…

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Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem

The novel coronavirus has impacted the global economy, daily life, and human health around the world, changing how people work and interact everyday. But in addition to the pressing threat the virus poses to human health, these rapid changes have also created an environment in which hackers, scammers, and spammers…

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The Best and Worst Browsers for Privacy, Ranked

Microsoft Edge received the lowest privacy rating in a recently published study that compared the user information collected by major browsers. Yandex, the less-popular browser developed by the Russian Web search provider Yandex, shared that dubious distinction. Brave, the upstart browser that makes privacy a priority, ranked the highest. The…

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