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How to Protect Yourself (and Your Loved Ones) From AI Scam Calls

AI tools are getting better at cloning people’s voices, and scammers are using these new capabilities to commit fraud. Avoid getting swindled by following these expert tips. excerpt: YOU ANSWER A random call from a family member, and they breathlessly explain how there’s been a horrible car accident. They need you to send money right now, […]

How to Remove Your Info From Google With the ‘Results About You’ Tool

You can soon set up alerts for whenever your home address, phone number, or email address appears in Search. excerpt:   IN 2022, GOOGLE launched the “Results about you” tool to help people remove personal info from the company’s search results. With billions of searches happening daily on Google, finding your private phone number or home address […]

Security News This Week: A New Attack Reveals Everything You Type With 95 Percent Accuracy

excerpt: “IT’S BEEN A busy week here on the WIRED Security desk, thanks to the annual Black Hat and Defcon security conferences in Las Vegas, where hackers and researchers reveal their latest findings. Things kicked off with a doozy. A researcher believes he’s found evidence that a series of spikes in radiation seemingly recorded by […]

Unofficial fix emerges for Windows bug abused to infect home PCs with ransomware

A cybersecurity firm has issued another unofficial patch to squash a bug in Windows that Microsoft has yet to fix, with this hole being actively exploited to spread ransomware. Rewind to October 17, and Acros Security released a small binary patch to address a flaw in Microsoft’s Mark-of-the-Web (MotW) feature. This feature is supposed to set a […]

Kids Are Back in Classrooms and Laptops Are Still Spying on Them

source: https://www.wired.com/story/student-monitoring-software-privacy-in-schools/ The high school teachers see the desktop when they open GoGuardian, a popular software application used to monitor student activity: The interface is familiar, like the gallery view of a large Zoom call. But instead of seeing teenaged faces in each frame, the teacher sees thumbnail images showing the screens of each student’s laptop. […]

Google warns Chrome users browser has been hacked

link: https://wgntv.com/news/google-warns-chrome-users-browser-has-been-hacked/ (NewsNation) — If you use Google Chrome as an internet browser, beware: Your information could be compromised. Google issued an alert warning billions of Chrome users that the browser has been successfully targeted by hackers, and listed 30 security flaws, including seven deemed to have a “High” threat level. The tech company is now […]

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