A week in security (April 8 – 14)

A roundup of news stories from April 8–4, including Baldr, medical management apps, an Android password stealer, and new sextortion scams.

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Government shutdown puts Americans in danger

Today, TechCrunch posted a concerning story about the shutdown and most importantly, they covered the reporting of NetCraft, a U.K. internet service company, about how numerous US government websites are now inaccessible due to expired security certificates. This is going to be a quick post to help explain what happened and more importantly, how cyber criminals will use this situation to their advantage.

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Smart speakers: Christmas treat or lump of coal?

If you’re interested in buying smart speakers this Christmas, you may be wondering how much of a privacy problem they really are. We take a look at this popular holiday present and separate the hype from the real issues at hand.

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How to tighten security and increase privacy on your browser

Is your browser secure and private enough by design or do you need to worry about security, privacy, fingerprinting, ads, and cookies yourself?

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