Facebook Had Years to Fix Flaw That Leaked 500M Users’ Data

THE PROFILE NAMES, email addresses, and phone numbers of over 500 million Facebook users have been circulating publicly online for nearly a week. It took days for Facebook to finally acknowledge the root cause, an issue...

Feds Arrest an Alleged $336M Bitcoin-Laundering Kingpin

The alleged administrator of Bitcoin Fog kept the dark web service running for 10 years before the IRS caught up with him. For a decade, Bitcoin Fog has offered to obscure the...

AirDrop Is Leaking Email Addresses and Phone Numbers

Apple has known about the flaw since 2019 but has yet to acknowledge or fix it. AirDrop, the feature that allows Mac and iPhone users to wirelessly transfer files between devices, is...

VPN Hacks Are a Slow-Motion Disaster

Recent spying attacks against Pulse Secure VPN are just the latest example of a long-simmering cybersecurity meltdown. This year has seen no shortage of blockbuster hacks, from the SolarWinds supply chain meltdown...

Hackers Used ‘Mind-Blowing’ Bug to Dodge macOS Safeguards

The vulnerability was patched Monday, but hackers had already used it to spread malware. With macOS malware on the rise, Apple has been busy in recent years adding layers of protections that...

A Ransomware Group Hit DC Police—Then Pivoted to Extortion

Warrantless searches, tracking troops, and more of the week’s top security news. It's been a busy week. There's a lot to catch up on. But before you continue reading, please take a...

Microsoft Will Soon Kill Flash on Windows 10 for Good

Plus: A Peloton data leak, Russian hacker details, and more of the week’s top security news.The most recent big iOS update, which makes it easier to opt out of ads...

The New iOS Update Lets You Stop Ads From Tracking You

Facebook and other advertisers fought the move, but App Tracking Transparency is finally here. If you're sick of opaque ad tracking and don't feel like you have a handle on it, a...

Signal's Founder Hacked a Notorious Phone-Cracking Device

Plus: App Store scams, an anti-surveillance bill, and more of the week’s top security news.This week, Apple’s spring product launch event was marred by a ransomware attack against one of its...

Twitter's Tip Jar Privacy Fiasco Was Entirely Avoidable

Sending its users to PayPal has created all sorts of problems that Twitter should have caught ahead of time.On Thursday, Twitter continued its grand tradition of embracing features users had unofficially...

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