Could TikTok Be Removed, HackerOne Employee Caught Stealing, California Gun Owner Data Breach

Could TikTok Be Removed From App Stores, HackerOne Employee Caught Stealing Vulnerability Reports, California Gun Owner Data Breach

The commissioner of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), asked the CEOs of Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores, bug bounty platform HackerOne disclosed that a former employee improperly ...
Fighting Fake EDRs With ‘Credit Ratings’ for Police

Fighting Fake EDRs With ‘Credit Ratings’ for Police

When KrebsOnSecurity last month explored how cybercriminals were using hacked email accounts at police departments worldwide to obtain warrantless Emergency Data Requests (EDRs) from social media and technology providers, many security experts ...
TikTok Circumvents Privacy Protections, Russian Sanction Attacks, AirTag Anti-Stalking Measures

TikTok Circumvents Privacy Protections, Russian Sanction Attacks, Apple AirTag Anti-Stalking Measures

How TikTok can circumvent privacy protections and performs device tracking that gives TikTok full access to user data, the US government warns about ransomware attacks after Biden’s new sanctions against Russia, and ...
LastPass Master Passwords, New Cars and Your Privacy, Amazon Alexa Lethal Challenge

LastPass Master Passwords, New Cars and Your Privacy, Amazon Alexa Lethal Challenge

LastPass users received emails about their master passwords being compromised, details about the privacy policies of new cars, and a story about an Amazon Echo that proposed a lethal challenge to a ...
Is TikTok Listening to You, Apple Warns Activists, UK Government Website Shows Porn

Is TikTok Listening to You, Apple Warns Activists, UK Government Website Shows Porn

Is the TikTok app listening to you and playing videos based on your conversations? Apple takes the unique step of warning certain activists that their phones may be targeted by attackers, and ...
PlugwalkJoe Does the Perp Walk

PlugwalkJoe Does the Perp Walk

One day after last summer's mass-hack of Twitter, KrebsOnSecurity wrote that 22-year-old British citizen Joseph "PlugwalkJoe" O'Connor appeared to have been involved in the incident. When the Justice Department last week announced ...
Targeted Dream Incubation, TikTok Data Sharing with China, Chrome and Firefox Updates

Targeted Dream Incubation, TikTok Data Sharing, Chrome and Firefox Updates

Is dream hacking the next big privacy concern or just a new marketing gimmick? Some people may be surprised that TikTok shares data with China, and details on Google Chrome adding HTTPS-first ...
TikTok Collecting Biometric Data, Peloton Bike+ Vulnerability, Nextdoor App Concerns

TikTok Collecting Biometric Data, Peloton Bike+ Vulnerability, Nextdoor App Concerns

TikTok can now collect biometric data from user content, researchers find a vulnerability in Peloton bikes, and why some people think that Nextdoor might be the next big social network. ** Links ...
Book Review: Born Digital by Robert Wigley

Book Review: Born Digital by Robert Wigley

There is a growing generation of adults who have grown up in the digital age, not knowing a life without almost immediate access to a digital connected world. Most adults and children ...
Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the ...