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No Ransomware Silver Bullet, Crooks Out of Reach

BOSTON (AP) — Political hand-wringing in Washington over Russia’s hacking of federal agencies and interference in U.S. politics has mostly overshadowed a worsening digital scourge with a far broader wallop: crippling and dispiriting ransomware attacks by cybercriminal mafias that mostly …

Zoom Boosts Security After U.S. Claims it Misled Users

Zoom Video Communications Inc. agreed to boost its security to settle claims it misled users about access to online meetings and other issues, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said. Since at least 2016, the videoconferencing platform, which skyrocketed in popularity …

Belgian Port to Test Virus Bracelets Amid Tech Tracing Fears

ANTWERP, Belgium — As the spread of the coronavirus eases and people gradually return to work pondering the impact it might have on their jobs, Europe’s second-biggest port is getting ready to test a device aimed at helping thousands of …

Zoom Sued for Fraud Over Privacy, Security Flaws

Zoom Video Communications Inc. was accused by a shareholder of hiding flaws in its video-conferencing app, part of a growing backlash against security loopholes that were laid bare after an explosion in worldwide usage. In a complaint filed Tuesday in …

U.S. Lawmakers to Introduce Bill that Threatens Encryption on Tech Platforms

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 — U.S. legislation will be introduced in the coming weeks that could hurt technology companies’ ability to offer end-to-end encryption, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, and it aims to curb the distribution of child …

Lindsey Graham Proposal Could Expose Apple, Facebook to Lawsuits

Senator Lindsey Graham, a top Trump ally, is targeting giant internet platforms with a child protection measure that could threaten tech companies’ use of encryption and a liability exemption they prize. The draft bill from Graham, the South Carolina Republican …

Ransom Demands Increasing as More Virulent Viruses Emerge

The average ransom paid to cyber criminals nearly doubled to $12,762 per incident in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $6,733 during the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report released today by Coveware, a cybersecurity firm based …

Agencies Turn off Emergency Response Radio Encryption

Some police and fire departments are bucking a trend to conceal dispatch communications from the public, acknowledging that radio encryption has the potential to backfire and put first responders in danger. Agencies with digital radio systems have turned off the …