Microsoft and Security Incentives

Former senior White House cyber policy director A. J. Grotto talks about the economic incentives for companies to improve their security—in particular, Microsoft: Grotto told us Microsoft had to be “dragged kicking and screaming” to provide logging capabilities to the government by default, and given the fact the mega-corp banked around $20 billion in revenue… Continue reading Microsoft and Security Incentives

SimpliSafe Unveils Live Guard Outdoor Protection: First Look

HomeSimpliSafe Unveils Live Guard Outdoor Protection: First Look By Rebecca Edwards Apr 23, 2024 3 min read SafeWise experts have years of firsthand experience testing the products we recommend. Learn how we test and review.  Today, SimpliSafe announced the initiation of its live guard outdoor protection service, granting exclusive early access to select customers. Last… Continue reading SimpliSafe Unveils Live Guard Outdoor Protection: First Look

Using Legitimate GitHub URLs for Malware

Interesting social-engineering attack vector: McAfee released a report on a new LUA malware loader distributed through what appeared to be a legitimate Microsoft GitHub repository for the “C++ Library Manager for Windows, Linux, and MacOS,” known as vcpkg. The attacker is exploiting a property of GitHub: comments to a particular repo can contain files, and… Continue reading Using Legitimate GitHub URLs for Malware

Russian FSB Counterintelligence Chief Gets 9 Years in Cybercrime Bribery Scheme

The head of counterintelligence for a division of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) was sentenced last week to nine years in a penal colony for accepting a USD $1.7 million bribe to ignore the activities of a prolific Russian cybercrime group that hacked thousands of e-commerce websites. The protection scheme was exposed in 2022… Continue reading Russian FSB Counterintelligence Chief Gets 9 Years in Cybercrime Bribery Scheme

The Best Parental Control Apps of 2024

HomeThe Best Parental Control Apps of 2024 After comparing 16 parental control apps and testing their performance, we believe Bark is the best option. Best overall Bark 4.5 Excellent social media monitoring Geofencing Unlimited devicesView pricing Best contact management MMGuardian 4.5 Some social media monitoring No geofencing Up to 5 devicesView pricing Best free version… Continue reading The Best Parental Control Apps of 2024