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Duality, a security startup co-founded by the creator of homomorphic encryption, raises $16M

Duality, a security startup co-founded by the creator of homomorphic encryption, raises $16M

The ubiquity of APIs and cloud solutions have opened up a world of interesting ways for businesses to create a service without having to build every part of it themselves. But they have unleashed something else, too: an increased risk of breaches resulting from data being moved and used in multiple places and in multiple…
This Week in Apps: TikTok security check, app store cleanups, GameClub takes on Apple Arcade

This Week in Apps: TikTok security check, app store cleanups, GameClub takes on Apple...

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. The app industry in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and more than $100 billion in purchases. This past quarter, consumer spending exceeded $23 billion and installs topped…
Very Good Security raises $35M in Series B in ‘zero data’ push

Very Good Security raises $35M in Series B in ‘zero data’ push

Data security startup Very Good Security, has raised $35 million in its latest round of funding. Its Series B, announced Thursday, was led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz — which led its $8.5 million Series A round — and Vertex Ventures US. Very Good Security’s offering is simple. Instead of…
The Best Home Security Cameras of 2019 – Gear Patrol

The Best Home Security Cameras of 2019 – Gear Patrol

This definitive guide to the best smart home cameras of 2019. It explores everything you need to know before buying a smart home security, including what to watch out for, the different models available, and which work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s HomeKit. Introduction It’s 2019. Smart cameras are running home security companies…
Security researchers expose new Alexa and Google Home vulnerability

Security researchers expose new Alexa and Google Home vulnerability

Security researchers with SRLabs have disclosed a new vulnerability affecting both Google and Amazon smart speakers that could allow hackers to eavesdrop on or even phish unsuspecting users. By uploading a malicious piece of software disguised as an innocuous Alexa Skill or Google Action, the researchers showed how you can get the smart speakers to…
DNS Security: Threat Modeling DNSSEC, DoT, and DoH

DNS Security: Threat Modeling DNSSEC, DoT, and DoH

October 10th, 2019 There's been a lot of talk about DNS-over-HTTPS aka DoH lately, primarily due to Mozilla's and Google's respective plans to move forward with enabling it in their browsers. There's also a lot of misunderstanding and conflation of speculated plans for world domination with practical benefits of the technology; it seemed useful to…
Amid security concerns, the European Union puts 5G — and Huawei — under the microscope

Amid security concerns, the European Union puts 5G — and Huawei — under the...

The European Union is putting under the microscope the rollout of new, high-speed mobile networking technologies known as 5G in a move that could affect the technology’s dominant company — Huawei. Regulators focused on specific security threats linked to technology providers headquartered in countries with “no democratic and legal restrictions in place,” according to a…
Okta wants to make every user a security ally

Okta wants to make every user a security ally

End users tend to get a bad rap in the security business because they are often the weakest security link. They fall for phishing schemes, use weak passwords and often unknowingly are the conduit for malicious actors getting into your company’s systems. Okta wants to change that by giving end users information about suspicious activity…
Critical Security Issue identified in iTerm2 as part of Mozilla Open Source Audit

Critical Security Issue identified in iTerm2 as part of Mozilla Open Source Audit

A security audit funded by the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) has discovered a critical security vulnerability in the widely used macOS terminal emulator iTerm2. After finding the vulnerability, Mozilla, Radically Open Security (ROS, the firm that conducted the audit), and iTerm2’s developer George Nachman worked closely together to develop and release a patch…
U.S. security experts admit China’s 5G dominance, push for public investment

U.S. security experts admit China’s 5G dominance, push for public investment

U.S. security experts are conceding that China has won the race to develop and deploy the 5G telecommunications infrastructure seen as underpinning the next generation of technological advancement and warn that the country and its allies must develop a response — and quickly. “The challenge we have in the development of the 5G network, at…

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The two sides of Google’s Fitbit acquisition, equally dark – Android...

Source: Daniel Bader / Android Central There are 28 million active Fitbit users, a number that CEO James Park recently said he is pretty proud of — not necessarily for the number itself, which is considerable in the wearables space, but for the number that stay loyal to the Fitbit brand. If you look at…

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