Government

‘Unbreakable’ Smart Lock Draws FTC Ire for Deceptive Security Claims
Posted on Thursday April 09, 2020

Tapplock catches heat for patched vulnerabilities -- because of its claims that its smart locks can't be hacked.

Official Government COVID-19 Apps Hide a Raft of Threats
Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2020

Android apps launched for citizens in Iran, Colombia and Italy offer cyberattackers new attack vectors.

Government VPN Servers Targeted in Zero-Day Attack
Posted on Monday April 06, 2020

The attacks are being carried out against Chinese government interests worldwide, according to Qihoo 360.

Nation-State Attacks Drop in Latest Google Analysis
Posted on Monday March 30, 2020

Phishing and zero-days continue to be a core part of the APT arsenal.

WHO Targeted in Espionage Attempt, COVID-19 Cyberattacks Spike
Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2020

The DarkHotel group could have been looking for information on tests, vaccines or trial cures.

Covid-19 Spurs Facial Recognition Tracking, Privacy Fears
Posted on Friday March 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is creating a lucrative market for facial recognition manufacturers. But privacy issues need to be top of mind, tech experts warn.

Coronavirus Poll Results: Cyberattacks Ramp Up, WFH Prep Uneven
Posted on Thursday March 19, 2020

A poll of Threatpost readers shows that security preparedness is uneven as organizations make an unprecedented transition to remote working.

Authorities Eye Using Mobile Phone Tracking COVID-19’s Spread
Posted on Wednesday March 18, 2020

Privacy advocates advise caution when tracking the movements of patients or those infected with the new coronavirus, as an effort to minimize the pandemic’s effect.

A COVID-19 Cybersecurity Poll: Securing a Remote Workforce
Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2020

COVID-19 is changing how we work. Weigh in on how your organization is securing its remote footprint with our short Threatpost poll.

ACLU Sues Over U.S. Airport Facial-Recognition Technology
Posted on Friday March 13, 2020

Civil-liberties group wants more transparency about who the government is partnering with and how they are using the information gathered in biometric checks.

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