The hybrid workplace: What does it mean for cybersecurity?

How can organizations mitigate the risk of damaging cyberattacks while juggling the constantly changing mix of office and off-site workers? The pandemic may finally be receding, but remote working is very much here to stay. The model that appears to be gaining most traction is a hybrid one, where most staff are allowed to spend … More The hybrid workplace: What does it mean for cybersecurity?

Brave launches its own, privacy‑focused search engine

The Brave Search engine takes on Google, promising to let users surf the web without leaving a trace. Brave, the company known for its eponymous web browser, has announced the launch of its own search engine dubbed Brave Search. The product, which is currently in beta and is built on an entirely independent search index, promises that … More Brave launches its own, privacy‑focused search engine

Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero‑day

The latest Chrome update patches a bumper crop of security flaws across the browser’s desktop versions. Google has rolled out an update for its Chrome web browser to fix a bunch of security flaws, including a zero-day vulnerability that is known to be actively exploited by threat actors. The bugs affect the Windows, macOS, and … More Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero‑day

Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it

Online dating scams often follow the same script – here’s what senior citizens should watch out for and how their younger relatives can help them avoid falling victim. Recently, we looked at how older people can avoid falling victim to various flavors of online scams. This time round, we’ll examine the costliest type of fraud to affect … More Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it

Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

An all-new privacy dashboard and better location, microphone and camera controls are all aimed at curbing apps’ data-slurping habits. With the upcoming official release of Android 12, Google has outlined a range of security and privacy improvements that users can expect to experience once the new version of the mobile operating system is launched. Android’s new iteration … More Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps