11/28/2017 11:10 PM EST Original release date: November 28, 2017
As part of National Tax Security Awareness Week—November 27 to December 1—the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is releasing daily security tips to help taxpayers protect their data and identities against tax-related identity theft.
US-CERT encourages taxpayers to visit the IRS National Tax Security Awareness Week 2017 page for daily security guidance, review US-CERT’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks, and read the following National Tax Security Awareness Week alerts:
by Seung Lee
A security bug in Apple’s new Mac operating system allows anyone to gain full admin control of a computer without needing to enter a password — possibly even remotely. Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds.
Thanks to the bug, a user can gain unauthorized access into a Mac running MacOS High Sierra by logging in as “root” for username and clicking on the login button a few times without needing to enter a password. The bug is reportedly not in any other MacOS.
11/29/2017 12:10 PM EST Original release date: November 29, 2017
Apple has released a supplemental security update to address a vulnerability in macOS High Sierra 10.13.1. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.
The company plans to trial an add-on that will warn users if they appear in Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned? database.
We’re entering peak retail season, so here are three simple tips to help convince your friends and family to Stop – Think – Connect…
When Amazon introduced its new $250 Smart Key system a few weeks back, most people were understandably skeptical. The product promises to securely let Amazon delivery folk unlock your front door and place packages inside, with an accompanying camera that tracks every move the deliveryman makes to ensure personal security. But the idea of Amazon delivery personnel gaining access to your home immediately raised all manner of questions among journalists, ranging from obvious questions of personal security to what happens if Amazon lets Fido out by accident.