Facial recognition technology banned in another US city

In a move lauded by privacy advocates, Boston joins the ranks of cities that have voted down the municipal use of the technology. Boston has become the second-largest city in the world after San Francisco to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and city agencies. The ordinance was passed unanimously on Wednesday and bars … More Facial recognition technology banned in another US city

Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work

And many of them didn’t receive any new security training or tools from their employer to properly secure the devices, a study finds. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging around the world, many companies have had to switch to a work-from-home policy to keep their employees safe. The rush to remote work didn’t come without risks; … More Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work

New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor

ESET researchers dissect an Android app that masquerades as an official COVID-19 contact-tracing app and encrypts files on the victim’s device. New ransomware CryCryptor has been targeting Android users in Canada, distributed via two websites under the guise of an official COVID-19 tracing app provided by Health Canada. ESET researchers analyzed the ransomware and created … More New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor

Scam uses Elon Musk’s name to trick people out of US$2 million in bitcoin

The giveaway scheme uses the tech titan’s name as part of Bitcoin addresses for extra credibility. Cryptocurrency giveaway scams – including those impersonating Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk – have been making the rounds for quite a few years now. The newest trick up the fraudsters’ sleeves involves name-dropping Musk into the Bitcoin address … More Scam uses Elon Musk’s name to trick people out of US$2 million in bitcoin