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Home delivery scams get smarter – don’t get caught out

by Paul Ducklin We’ve written several times before about home delivery scams, where cybercriminals take advantage of our ever-increasing (and, in coronavirus times, often unavoidable) use of online ordering combined with to-the-doorstep delivery. Over the past year or so, we’ve noticed what we must grudgingly admit is a gradual improvement . . . Read more

S3 Ep40: Kaseya breach, PrintNightmare 0-day, and hacking versus the law [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [00’21”] The “Independence Day Weekend” ransomware drama.  [15’55”] The PrintNightmare nightmare continues.  [24’16”] An email hacker gets his conviction overturned.  [30’35”] In this week’s Oh! No! story, a server room fills with toxic fumes… With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Download the IBM 3270 retrofont that Duck admired in the podcast. Intro and outro . . . Read more

S3 Ep 39.5: A conversation with Eva Galperin [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin In this special splintersode, Kimberly Truong talks to Eva Galperin, Director of Security at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Eva Galperin, Director of Security, EFF Join Eva as she discusses growing up with cryptography, the troubling issue of stalkerware, how to get started in cybersecurity… and the sort . . . Read more

Feds Told to Better Manage Facial Recognition, Amid Privacy Concerns

A GAO report finds government agencies are using the technology regularly in criminal investigations and to identify travelers, but need stricter management to protect people’s privacy and avoid inaccurate identification Though the federal government widely uses facial recognition for various uses from criminal investigations to collecting traveler data, this use . . . Read more