Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Thunderbolt flaw allows access to a PC’s data in minutes

Vulnerabilities discovered in the Thunderbolt connection standard could allow hackers to access the contents of a locked laptop’s hard drive within minutes, a security...

How to secure your video calls like a pro

Like you, I’m angry about a lot of things right now. But if you told me my future held a cyberpunk dystopia, a highly...

WhatsApp accounts are super easy to hack: Protect yourself now

Your WhatsApp account can be totally stolen as long as your attacker knows your number and can have a quick glance at your phone's...

Owkin raises $25 million as it builds a secure network for...

Imagine a model of collaborative research and development among hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, universities and other research institutions where no one shared any actual data. That’s...

Lyft makes face masks mandatory for drivers and riders

Lyft is introducing a new set of safety rules meant to protect its riders and drivers during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of its...

Tile teams up with Intel to help users locate lost notebooks

If you have a penchant for losing your keys, Tile’s tracking tags could be worth adding to your keychain. Duct-taping one to your laptop...

Multiple antivirus apps are vulnerable to common security flaws

Some antivirus tools are more resilient than others, but it appears that many of them had weaknesses in common. Rack911 Labs has revealed (via...

Amazon keeps French warehouses closed in standoff over health protections

Amazon is extending its warehouse closures in France as it grapples with COVID-19 safety measures. The internet retailer is now set to keep its...

Your temperature might never be 98.6 — and that’s normal

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have worked a new routine into our lives: temperature taking. It’s understandable since fever...

What is contact tracing?

During an infectious disease outbreak, one of the best tools public health experts have is old-school detective work: finding each sick person and then...