FCC Follies: The 20 Year Chinese Communist Monitoring Fail

FCC Follies: The 20 Year Chinese Communist Monitoring Fail

via Jon Brodkin, plying the writing trade at our beloved Ars Technica, comes this tale of the Federal Communications Commission's latest fail of note. This time, with the Communist Chinese. Read the ...

IoT Device Attacks, FCC Fines Mobile Carriers, Let’s Encrypt Certificate Bug

In episode 111 for March 9th 2020: A new report shows that attacks on Internet of Things devices are on the rise, the FCC fines major mobile carriers for selling users’ location ...
FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed fines of more than $200 million against the nation's four largest wireless carriers for selling access to their customers' location information without taking adequate ...
US Wireless Carriers Shared Customer Location Data with Third Parties

US Wireless Carriers Shared Customer Location Data with Third Parties

The Federal Communications Commission found that one or more wireless carriers in the United States sold location data regarding its consumers to third parties, in apparent violation of federal law. After a ...
U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

U.S. members of Congress have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on SIM swapping, a type of fraud blamed for more than $70 million in nationwide losses annually ...
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FCC Subsidized Sprint Phones Have Malware Preinstalled

The FCC is paying Sprint, in the guise of “Assurance Wireless,” to hand out Unimax Android phones infested with malware ...
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Lawmakers Prod FCC to Act on SIM Swapping

Lawmakers Prod FCC to Act on SIM Swapping

Crooks have stolen tens of millions of dollars and other valuable commodities from thousands of consumers via "SIM swapping," a particularly invasive form of fraud that involves tricking a target's mobile carrier ...

Top 10 Cybersecurity and Privacy Resolutions

In episode 101: Start the new year off right by following our top 10 cybersecurity and privacy resolutions! ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Recommended Password Managers KeePass ...
Fraudsters Targeting Consumers with One-Ring Phone Scams

Fraudsters Targeting Consumers with One-Ring Phone Scams

Fraudsters are targeting consumers with one-ring phone scams that exploit people’s curiosity so as to trick them into paying exorbitant fees. According to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), this scam oftentimes ...

Preventing Illegal Robocalls, Webcam Spying, Dating App Account Hacking – WB56

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for February 18th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Preventing illegal robocalls, should you be scared of your laptop’s webcam, and ...