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What Is Fleeceware, and How Can You Protect Yourself? – WIRED

What Is Fleeceware, and How Can You Protect Yourself? – WIRED

It's always safer to download mobile apps from official stores like Google Play and Apple's iOS App Store, but even then there's still some risk that malicious apps have snuck in. You've already heard of spyware, adware, and malware writ large, but now there's another flavor of sketchy app to worry about: fleeceware.Fleeceware is tricky,…
Your Fitbit can now help protect you from Covid-19 – here’s how

Your Fitbit can now help protect you from Covid-19 – here’s how

Home News (Image credit: Fitbit) Fitbit is rolling out a set of new features designed to help users protect themselves from Covid-19, and manage stress during the epidemic.The Fitbit app now offers a new suite of tools to help make life during the pandemic a little easier, with regular hand-washing reminders available, with timers to…
How to protect your Stanford Zoom meetings | Stanford News – Stanford Report

How to protect your Stanford Zoom meetings | Stanford News – Stanford Report

March 31, 2020 University IT is seeing an increase in Stanford Zoom meeting abuse while also hearing news of “Zoombomber” incidents here and at other institutions where interlopers have disrupted virtual events. Stanford University IT is warning the university community about reports of “Zoombombing,” which occurs when interlopers disrupt virtual events. Stanford has already implemented…
How to Protect Yourself in Microsoft’s Recent Data Breach – Lifehacker

How to Protect Yourself in Microsoft’s Recent Data Breach – Lifehacker

You’ve probably seen some scary-looking headlines about 250 million Microsoft users being compromised in a recent data breach. While those numbers are accurate, they don’t tell the whole story—it wasn’t quite as dangerous as it sounds. Let’s quickly go over the details of the breach and ways you can help keep your data safe from…
Protect your home against power failures with these top-rated CyberPower devices—up to 26 percent off, today only – Yahoo Lifestyle

Protect your home against power failures with these top-rated CyberPower devices—up to 26 percent...

Yahoo Lifestyle is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability is subject to change.CyberPower surge protectors and UPS systems protect small appliances, personal electronics, and—ultimately—your entire home. (Photo: Amazon)All it takes is a sudden voltage…
How to Protect Your Wyze Account After the Recent Data Breach – Lifehacker

How to Protect Your Wyze Account After the Recent Data Breach – Lifehacker

A recent security breach has leaked the information of over 2.4 million Wyze security camera users. The compromised database was left unsecured and publically accessible, and it appears that the information was being collected and stored by the Alibaba cloud computing company in China.According to data security consulting firm Twelve Security’s report on the breach,…
We Need to Protect Antarctic ‘Blue Carbon’

We Need to Protect Antarctic ‘Blue Carbon’

Both polar regions are losing marine ice. Ice shelves are breaking up into giant icebergs, more glaciers are retreating and at faster rates, less sea surface is freezing and for shorter periods. Simply put, the north and south poles are becoming less white and more blue. Yet the coldest parts of the planet are also…
AI can’t protect us from deepfakes, argues new report

AI can’t protect us from deepfakes, argues new report

A new report from Data and Society raises doubts about automated solutions to deceptively altered videos, including machine learning-altered videos called deepfakes. Authors Britt Paris and Joan Donovan argue that deepfakes, while new, are part of a long history of media manipulation — one that requires both a social and a technical fix. Relying on…
To protect its satellites, France outlines ambitious space-weapons program

To protect its satellites, France outlines ambitious space-weapons program

Oh la la — "We have to face it, because it is our independence that is at stake." Eric Berger - Jul 25, 2019 7:22 pm UTC Enlarge / Florence Parly is the French defense minister.SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter French President Emmanuel Macron called for a space high command to protect his nation's satellites earlier this month,…
How to Protect Our Kids’ Data and Privacy

How to Protect Our Kids’ Data and Privacy

YouTube is currently under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission following complaints that the platform improperly collected data from young users. It’s unclear how much data this might be, but there’s reason to believe it could be a lot. For many kids, YouTube has replaced television; depending on how parents use online platforms, children could…

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Office for iPad will reportedly get trackpad support ‘by the fall’

Microsoft is actively working to update its Office mobile apps to take advantage of the iPad's new and more robust trackpad support, according to The Verge's Tom Warren. We already knew Microsoft planned to take advantage of the feature when TechCrunch said earlier this week cursor support is "expected to ship in Office for this fall." However, iPad Officer users may…

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