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Venmo gets more private—but it’s still not fully safe
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Venmo gets more private—but it’s still not fully safe

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Venmo, the popular mobile payment service, has redesigned its app. That’s normally news you could safely ignore, but this announcement is worth a closer look. In addition to making some navigational tweaks and adding new purchase protections, the PayPal-owned platform is finally shutting down its global social feed, where the app...

An explosive spyware report shows limits of iOS, Android security
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An explosive spyware report shows limits of iOS, Android security

Enlarge / A report this week indicates that the problem of high-caliber spyware is far more widespread than previously feared. (credit: Pau Barrena | Getty Images) The shadowy world of private spyware has long caused alarm in cybersecurity circles, as authoritarian governments have repeatedly been caught targeting the smartphones of activists, journalists, and political rivals...

Kaseya gets master decryptor to help customers still suffering from REvil attack
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Kaseya gets master decryptor to help customers still suffering from REvil attack

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Kaseya—the remote management software seller at the center of a ransomware operation that struck as many as 1,500 downstream networks—said it has obtained a decryptor that should successfully restore data encrypted during the Fourth of July weekend attack. Affiliates of REvil, one of the Internet’s most cutthroat ransomware groups, exploited a...

AT&T nightmare: Woman had to wait 3+ months for broadband at new home
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AT&T nightmare: Woman had to wait 3+ months for broadband at new home

Enlarge / Lovie Newman tells News 4 San Antonio about having to wait nearly four months for AT&T Internet service. (credit: News 4 San Antonio) AT&T reportedly forced a San Antonio woman to wait nearly four months to get Internet service at her new home, and she didn’t get close to solving the problem until...