Patch Tuesday gets off to a busy start for January

For this week’s Patch Tuesday, the first of the year, Microsoft addressed 97 security issues, six of them rated critical. Though six vulnerabilities have been publicly reported, I do not classify them as zero-days. Microsoft has fixed a lot of security related issues and is aware of several known issues that may have inadvertently caused… Continue reading Patch Tuesday gets off to a busy start for January

Friday Squid Blogging: The Evolution of Squid Eyes

New research: The researchers from the FAS Center for Systems Biology discovered a network of genes important in squid eye development that are known to also play a crucial role in limb development across animals, including vertebrates and insects. The scientists say these genes have been repurposed in squid to make camera-lens-type eyes. As usual,… Continue reading Friday Squid Blogging: The Evolution of Squid Eyes

At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates

The Russian government said today it arrested 14 people accused of working for “REvil,” a particularly aggressive ransomware group that has extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from victim organizations. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said the actions were taken in response to a request from U.S. officials, but many experts believe the crackdown… Continue reading At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates

The Best Apps for Safely Walking Home Alone

UrSafe is the best app for safety when walking alone thanks to its automatic livestream and location sharing, among other features. The post The Best Apps for Safely Walking Home Alone appeared first on SafeWise.

Supply chain, semi-conductor issues slam PC shipments

The US PC market saw its second consecutive quarter of double-digit decline during the fourth quarter of 2021, with shipments dropping 24.2% year-over-year. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 88.4 million units in Q4 2021, a 5% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2020, according to Gartner’s preliminary results. The decline marked the first year-over-year drop following… Continue reading Supply chain, semi-conductor issues slam PC shipments

Using Foreign Nationals to Bypass US Surveillance Restrictions

Remember when the US and Australian police surreptitiously owned and operated the encrypted cell phone app ANOM? They arrested 800 people in 2021 based on that operation. New documents received by Motherboard show that over 100 of those phones were shipped to users in the US, far more than previously believed. What’s most interesting to… Continue reading Using Foreign Nationals to Bypass US Surveillance Restrictions

Google Home vs. Alexa: Which Assistant is Best?

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are the most popular voice assistants on the market. We compare them both to find the best in our in-depth review. The post Google Home vs. Alexa: Which Assistant is Best? appeared first on SafeWise.