All Nest accounts will require extra sign-in security this spring

All Nest accounts will require extra sign-in security this spring

It’s not just Ring committing to improving the security of its smart home systems in 2020. Google’s Nest has announced that, as of this spring, it will require email-based two-factor authentication for everyone who hasn’t previously enabled the feature or mig…

Watch Out for Lastpass’ New Log-off Bug

A number of LastPass users are taking to the company’s forums to complain about a pretty unfortunate bug that affects its extension’s automatic log-off features—something you’ll always want to enable as a backup security measure. Read more…

You Can Now Build Your Own Login Security Key With Google’s Free Software

If you genuinely take your online security seriously you should be using two-factor authentication paired with a security key every time you log in. There are lots of options out there, including Google’s own $50 Titan security key set, but the company has al…

Buggy Iowa Caucus App Is Buggy, Security Experts Say

The phone app at the center of the clown-shoe exercise in democracy known as the Iowa Caucuses was not only riddled with technical issues and potentially susceptible to being hacked, it appears to have been designed by a greenhorn programmer in the process of…

Ex-TSA agent accused of forcing a woman to expose her breasts during airport screening

A former Transportation Security Administration agent in California has been arrested after allegedly coercing a female passenger into showing her breasts during a security screening.

Tozny introduces encrypted identity tool as part of security service platform

Tozny, a Portland, Oregon startup that wants to help companies more easily incorporate encryption into their programs and processes, introduced TozID today. It is an identity and access control tool that can work independently or in conjunction with the compa…

Africa Eye: Torture ‘rampant’ among Nigeria’s security forces

BBC Africa Eye uncovers evidence that torture is being used by the Nigerian police and armed forces.

Watchdog says DHS still hasn’t got a 2020 election security plan

Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit “has not yet completed” its plans to secure the 2020 presidential election, a government watchdog has said. The report, published on Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, said the unit, CISA, is “not…

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