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FTC Cracks Down on Two Huge Robocall Groups
Phone Fraud, Vishing

FTC Cracks Down on Two Huge Robocall Groups

Continuing its campaign against phone fraud operations, the FTC has dismantled two major robocall organizations that the commission alleges were making hundreds of millions of calls over the course of several years to consumers who were on the Do Not Call registry. The FTC filed complaints against two separate groups of […]

Bill Seeks to Update Ancient Email Privacy Law
Privacy

Bill Seeks to Update Ancient Email Privacy Law

A group of lawmakers from both parties have reintroduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would overhaul the aging Electronic Communications Privacy Act and add a provision to require the government to get a search warrant to access emails and other communications that are older than 180 days. The Email […]

Details of Nexus 6 Bootloader Flaw Emerge
Device Security

Details of Nexus 6 Bootloader Flaw Emerge

Details have emerged on one of the high-risk vulnerabilities that Google patched in last week’s Android Nougat update, a bug that could allow an attacker to force a phone into a special boot mode that then gives him access to extra functionality and the ability to intercept calls and take […]

U.S. Intel Report Points to Russia in Election-Related Hacks
Hacking

U.S. Intel Report Points to Russia in Election-Related Hacks

In a new report, CIA, FBI, and NSA say that the hacking campaign that targeted the Democratic National Committee, other political organizations, and government agencies in the months before last year’s presidential election was ordered directly by Russian President Vladimir Putin, but says the intrusions didn’t affect vote-tallying systems. The report […]

NSA: Russia Is the Top U.S. Competitor in Cyberspace
Hacking

NSA: Russia Is the Top U.S. Competitor in Cyberspace

In a report to be published next week, the United States intelligence community will provide further support for its assertions that Russian intelligence services compromised government and private networks to influence the November presidential election. The report also will include details on a motive for the hacking campaign. The new […]