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Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption was stronger than it actually was. […]

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US charges two Chinese spies for a global hacking campaign that targeted COVID-19 research

US charges two Chinese spies for a global hacking campaign that targeted COVID-19 research U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals, said to be working for China’s state intelligence bureau, for their alleged involvement in a massive global hacking operation that targeted hundreds of companies and governments for more than a decade. The 11-count indictment, […]

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A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’ video calls

A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’ video calls A team of security researchers found they could tap into Webex and Zoom video meetings because many weren’t protected with a code. Researchers at Cequence, a startup focused on protecting applications from scraping and account takeovers, programmed a bot to cycle through […]

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Apple has pushed a silent Mac update to remove hidden Zoom web server

Apple has pushed a silent Mac update to remove hidden Zoom web server Apple has released a silent update for Mac users removing a vulnerable component in Zoom, the popular video conferencing app, which allowed websites to automatically add a user to a video call without their permission. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant told TechCrunch […]

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Lenovo Watch X was riddled with security bugs, researcher says

Lenovo Watch X was riddled with security bugs, researcher says Lenovo’s Watch X was widely panned as “absolutely terrible.” As it turns out, so was its security. The low-end $50 smart watch was one of Lenovo’s cheapest smart watches. Available only for the China market, anyone who wants one has to buy one directly from the […]

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Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data

Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data Why is one of the most popular Android apps running a hidden web server in the background? ES File Explorer claims it has over 500 million downloads under its belt since 2014, making it one of the most used apps to date. It’s […]

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Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’ had it used basic security measures, says House report

Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’ had it used basic security measures, says House report A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax’s security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems were old and out-of-date, and bothering with basic security measures — like patching vulnerable systems — could’ve prevented its massive data […]

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The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in Net Neutrality decision

The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in Net Neutrality decision The ongoing saga over the FCC’s handling of public comments to its net neutrality proposal continues after The New York Times sued the organization for withholding of information that it believes could prove there was Russian interference. The Times has […]

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