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Dashlane taps JD Sherman, ex-Hubspot COO, as new CEO, as co-founder Emmanuel Schalit steps aside image
Dashlane taps JD Sherman, ex-Hubspot COO, as new CEO, as co-founder Emmanuel Schalit steps aside image
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Our reliance on internet-based services is at an all-time high these days, and that’s brought a new focus on how well we are protected when we go online. Today comes some news from one of the bigger companies working in the area of password security,...



Decrypted: With more SolarWinds fallout, Biden picks his cybersecurity team image
Decrypted: With more SolarWinds fallout, Biden picks his cybersecurity team image
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All change in the capital as the Biden administration takes charge, and thankfully without a hitch (or violence) after the attempted insurrection two weeks earlier. In this week’s Decrypted, we look at the ongoing fallout from the SolarWinds breach a...



Senator: ‘More transparency is needed’ by exam proctoring tech firms image
Senator: ‘More transparency is needed’ by exam proctoring tech firms image
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Three of the leading exam proctoring companies are facing calls to be more transparent, amid continued claims of bias by students forced to take remote exams because of the ongoing pandemic. Exam proctoring tech lets students take remotely invigilate...



Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app exposed users’ precise locations and home addresses image
Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app exposed users’ precise locations and home addresses image
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A security flaw in Ring’s Neighbors app was exposing the precise locations and home addresses of users who had posted to the app. Ring, the video doorbell and home security startup acquired by Amazon for $1 billion, launched Neighbors in 2018 as a br...



E2E encrypted email providers also see sign-ups surge as chat app users flock to Signal and Telegram in search of privacy image
E2E encrypted email providers also see sign-ups surge as chat app users flock to Signal and Telegram in search of privacy image
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Privacy concerns that have been driving app users to alternative chat apps like Signal and Telegram in recent weeks, since Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced a T&Cs change, appear to also be generating some uplift for end-to-end encrypted email provid...



Vdoo raises $25M more to develop its AI-based security for IoT and connected devices image
Vdoo raises $25M more to develop its AI-based security for IoT and connected devices image
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It’s estimated that there were some 50 billion connected devices globally in 2020, and while that really says a lot about how far we’ve come in tech, for many it also speaks to a big issue: security vulnerabilities, with the devices themselves, plus...



Ubiquiti says customer data may have been accessed in data breach image
Ubiquiti says customer data may have been accessed in data breach image
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Ubiquiti, one of the biggest sellers of networking gear including routers, webcams and mesh networks, has alerted its customers to a data breach. In a short email to customers on Monday, the tech company said it became aware of unauthorized access to...



Scraped Parler data is a metadata goldmine image
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Embattled social media platform Parler is offline after Apple, Google and Amazon pulled the plug on the site after the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week that left five people dead. But while the site is gone (for now), millions of posts publ...