Major security flaw exposes fingerprints of more than 1 million people

Major security flaw exposes fingerprints of more than 1 million people

Exposed passwords are bad enough. But fingerprint and facial recognition data? That’s terrifying. Suprema’s Biostar 2 biometric security system came under scrutiny after vpnMentor and two researchers — Noam Rotem and Ran Locar — uncovered a major flaw that ex…

Blink XT2 home security cameras are on sale for $20 off on Amazon

TL;DR: The safeguarding Blink XT2 home security camera will give you a little more peace of mind while you try to relax at home — grab one for $20 off on Amazon, just $79.99. Weird shit happens every day. There’s nothing we can do about it. What we can do, th…

How a Totally Hypothetical Payroll Tax Cut Would Impact Your Paycheck

For a portion of this calendar week, President Donald Trump considered cutting payroll taxes. “I’ve been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time,” he told reporters on Tuesday, and then he turned around on Wednesday and told the same reporters “I’m not l…

Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught

For very different reasons, the Homeland Security Department under both the Obama and Trump administrations has struggled to elevate concerns about white nationalism and extremism.

A researcher made a Lightning cable that can hack your computer

You probably already know that plugging unknown USB flash drives into your computer is risky. There’s a chance that a malicious program could give a hacker access to your personal data. But now, it’s not just drives to be wary of. A security researcher has sh…

Panasonic Hid a Security Camera Inside a Lamp That Will Stand Out Like a Sore Thumb

There’s certainly something to be said for cleverly hiding an object in plain sight, but Panasonic’s new incognito wireless security cameras are camouflaged inside a conspicuously tall floor lamp that doesn’t really look like a floor lamp, inevitably leading …

Security Installation Man Sentenced To Life in Prison for Secretly Recording Girls at Homes He Serviced

A 39-year-old man in Oklahoma who installed home security systems for a local company was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for hiding cameras in homes and secretly recording girls who lived there. Read more…

Buttplug Hacker Talks Security, Consent, and Why He Hacked a Buttplug

Voting machines weren’t the only thing getting penetrated at DEF CON this year. Read more…

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