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Users dump AccuWeather iPhone app after learning it sends location data to a third party

[ad_1] AccuWeather’s iOS app may be up to something fishy. Security researcher Will Strafach published a warning about the popular weather app’s behavior on Medium and users appear to be paying attention. I would find this less concerning if the AccuWeather's permission dialog mentioned tracking your...

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Industrial hack can turn powerful machines into killer robots

[ad_1] When we imagine the existential threat to the humanity posed by automation, we usually think of the negative impact on the workforce, not robots quite literally bludgeoning us to death. In a post titled “Exploiting industrial collaborative robots,” security researchers at IOActive detail how popular...

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Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Reveals Poor Security Hygiene and Risky Applications Enable Destructive Cyberattacks to Spread Infection at Record Pace

[ad_1] Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application usage enables destructive worm-like attacks to take advantage of hot exploits at record speed. Adversaries...

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Your Handy Guide to the Many Tech Anxieties of Our Time

[ad_1] Our tech-enabled lives are ruthlessly efficient, endlessly entertaining—and completely panic-inducing. Whether you’ve become uncomfortably dependent on your digital assistant (heyyy, Alexa), addicted to the deluge of political tweetstorms, paralyzed by phishing attacks, or terrified of a robot uprising, well, frankly, your concerns are valid....

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