Friday, September 25, 2020

Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around inside your house...


The Always Home Cam is an ambitious new home security device

Ring latest home security camera is taking flight — literally. The new Always Home Cam is an autonomous drone that can fly around inside your home to give you a perspective of any room you want when you’re not home. Once it’s done flying, the Always Home Cam returns to its dock to charge its battery. It is expected to cost $249.99 when it starts shipping next year.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Secret SIMs Used By Criminals to Spoof Any Number..

Criminals use so-called Russian, encrypted, or white SIMs to change their phone number, add voice manipulation to their calls, and try to stay ahead of law enforcement.

The unsolicited call came from France. Or at least that's what my phone said. When I picked up, a man asked if I worked with the National Crime Agency, the UK's version of the FBI. When I explained, no, as a journalist I don't give information to the police, he said why he had contacted me.

"There are these special SIM cards out there," he said, referring to the small piece of hardware that slips inside a cell phone. "I'm actually ringing from one now," he added, before later explaining he runs an underground site that sells these cards.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020


TikTok. You’ve likely heard of, or used, this wildly popular app. If you are one of the few who doesn’t know what TikTok is, the app is social media sharing app used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos.

It’s been downloaded over 2 billion times on the app store and Google play (as of 07/03/2020), and has over 800 million active users worldwide. A whopping 69% of TikTok users are Gen Z’ers (age 7 to 22). Chances are either you’re a TikTok app user, or a family member or close associate is. But, did you know that this app has been banned in India? Or, that the US government is also considering banning the TikTok app over security concerns? 

From its Chinese ownership to concern about the app’s privacy policy and data access, there are some well founded concerns about the TikTok app security that you should be aware of.

Hackers reportedly demand $10 million from Garmin to release data..

Hackers reportedly demand $10 million from Garmin to release data.

Hackers are reportedly demanding $10 million to free Garmin’s systems from a ransomware cyberattack that began Thursday, according to BleepingComputer.

Employees within Garmin confirmed to the tech site that Garmin suffered an attack using WastedLocker, a new ransomware operated by a malware exploitation gang commonly known as Evil Corp. Ransomware is malicious software designed to keep an individual or company from accessing their own data unless a ransom is paid.

Screenshots shared with BleepingComputer show lists of files encrypted by the malware, with ransom notes attached to each file. The notes tell Garmin to email one of two email addresses “to get a price for your data.” That price is reportedly $10 million.

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How a Chinese Agent Weaponized LinkedIn to Steal Sensitive Info

‘Dickson’ Yeo had set up a fake consultancy company on LinkedIn, which he used to bait US govt and military workers.

A Singaporean national, who had set up a fake consultancy company to solicit “valuable non-public information” from the United States’ government and military workers has pleaded guilty to acting as an illegal agent of Chinese intelligence.

The US Justice Department, in a statement on Friday 24 July, said Jun Wei You was recruited by the Chinese government around 2015 while he was a PhD candidate in Singapore and researching on Chinese foreign policy.

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Monday, June 8, 2020


It’s difficult to imagine the modern workplace without wireless technology.

It wasn’t that long ago when everything was connected with wires: phones, internet, headsets… Nowadays, that’s all handled by LTE, WiFi, and, of course, Bluetooth.
Bluetooth technology has revolutionized the world of consumer electronics. It’s found in countless products, including speakers, headphones, smart home devices, and even medical devices. With its “pairing” security, it’s generally considered to be a secure, borderline foolproof method of connecting your devices using minimal energy. However, like with all wireless technologies, there are always exploits that could put you and your business at risk.

Thursday, February 13, 2020


O.MG Cable Privacy Threat

How do you charge your wireless devices?
While wireless charging is gaining popularity as a way to charge up our phones, the vast majority of people still use cables. If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, then your cable of choice is likely the Lightning Connector.
The Lightning Connector was Apple’s replacement for their longstanding 30-pin dock connect used on iPods, iPhones, and iPads until 2012. Making its debut on the iPhone 5, Lightning was a massive upgrade for Apple users looking to charge or sync their devices. It was usable in any orientation, much smaller than the old connector, and was much more durable. Today, if you own an Apple device, you probably have a ton of Lightning Cables lying around your home or office.
However, a recent innovation called The O.MG Cable is a privacy nightmare for those who own Apple devices.