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DHS drone data left vulnerable, audit finds

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

While the Department of Homeland Security has looked to step up its use of drones to patrol the southern border, lax security policies have left the collected data vulnerable, a new audit finds.

Cisco patches 'critical' credential bug in video surveillance software

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

The company says it failed to disable the root account in the affected software. The root account has static credentials that can be exploited by anyone who knows them.

Pegasus spyware active in 45 countries, Citizen Lab says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

An infamous brand of mobile spyware may be operating in 45 countries as part of a sprawling footprint that could enable human rights abuses, according to a new report.

Lawmakers ask Google, Facebook not to work with Vietnamese government on new data laws

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Lawmakers object to a heavy-handed Vietnamese law that requires tech companies to remove content within 24 hours of getting a request from Vietnamese authorities.

New Android malware hijacks Telegram for surveillance

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

A new family of malware capable of comprehensive surveillance is targeting Android devices through Telegram, ESET researchers say.

DHS: 'Nefarious actors' could be exploiting SS7 flaw

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The Department of Homeland Security has received reports that “nefarious actors” may be exploiting cellular communication vulnerabilities to spy on Americans, according to Chris Krebs, a senior DHS official.

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