A week in security (April 27 – May 3)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including cloud data protection, Troldesh, VPNs, the cybercrime economy, and more.

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Mass surveillance alone will not save us from coronavirus

As governments roll out enormous data collection programs to limit coronavirus, we should remember that mass surveillance alone will not save us.

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Biotech health care innovations meet security challenges

Advancements in biotech could save thousands, if not millions of lives. But what security and privacy challenges do they introduce? We take a close look at recent innovations.

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Bluetooth vulnerability can be exploited in Key Negotiation of Bluetooth (KNOB) attacks

Researchers called it KNOB, a clever attack against the firmware of a Bluetooth chip that can allow hackers to successfully hijack paired devices and steal their sensitive data. Are users at risk?

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Please don’t buy this: smart locks

The announcement of Amazon Key, a smart lock paired with a security camera that lets couriers into your home, spawned our new series called “Please don’t buy this.”

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BlueBorne – Bluetooth’s airborne influenza

Armis Labs has discovered a new attack vector that targets any device that has Bluetooth capability.

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