ExpressVPN made a choice, and so did I: Lock and Code S02E19

On Lock and Code this week, we discuss a United Arab Emirates surveillance campaign that, bizarrely, involves the CIO at ExpressVPN.

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Apple delays plans to search devices for child abuse imagery

The “‘screeching voices’ of the minority” have forced a rethink of Apple’s plans for scanning for child sexual abuse material on users’ devices.

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Latest iPhone exploit, FORCEDENTRY, used to launch Pegasus attack against Bahraini activists

Citizen Lab found that FORCEDENTRY is being used to deploy the NSO spyware Pegasus to keep an eye on Bahraini activists.

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Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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150,000 Verkada security cameras hacked—to make a point

Hospitals, banks, police departments, prisons, schools, and companies like Tesla and Cloudflare are victims of an attack on Verkada.

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The strangest cybersecurity events of 2020: a look back

In a year of unbridled strangeness, these are the strangest cybersecurity events that made us collectively say: “Wait… seriously?”

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A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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Parental monitoring apps: How do they differ from stalkerware?

What are the differences between stalkerware apps and parental monitoring apps? What is an “acceptable” or “safe” parental monitoring app? And how can a parent know whether they’re downloading a “legitimate” parental monitoring app or instead a stalkerware app merely disguised as a tool for parents?

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A week in security (March 4 – 11)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 4–11, including a Chrome zero-day, Labs’ data privacy report, news from RSA, and more.

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