A week in security (December 17 – 23)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 17–23, including Christmas scams, phishing quizzes, Underminer, smart speakers, flawed Twitter form, Chromebook malware, and Fuchsia.

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Smart speakers: Christmas treat or lump of coal?

If you’re interested in buying smart speakers this Christmas, you may be wondering how much of a privacy problem they really are. We take a look at this popular holiday present and separate the hype from the real issues at hand.

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8 everyday technologies that can make you vulnerable to cyberattacks

The security vulnerabilities of the latest developments in tech have been well documented. But what about everyday technologies that have been around for a while or are widely adopted? Here are eight commonly-used tech conveniences that are not as ironclad as you might hope.

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