FFT News Digest

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Date Headlines
Jun 18The unstoppable rise of ransomware | Dumping passwords | Apple's recipe for email privacy | Big changes for Big Tech | Camera vulnerabilities
June 11Apple - big news and small print | Stolen passwords and old accounts | A spectacular success for law enforcement | A web failure and a silver lining
Jun 4What to do about ransomware | Nuclear flashers...and protecting sensitive data | The future of connectivity | WhatsApp caves in
May 28Cyber-espionage and the risks of doing nothing | Fines pick up pace as the GDPR turns three | Mass surveillance is OK if you protect what you gather | The insider risk, this time at the FBI | Facebook tries to seize the regulatory initiative
May 21The extraordinary profitability of ransomware | The dark patterns that persuade us | Apple chucks macOS under the iOS bus | Evidence planted on Indian activists | The awe-inspiring scale of digital crime
May 14 Ransomware gets real | The human element behind 85% of breaches | Germany takes on WhatsApp, as users get ultimatum | Broken WiFi | Chinese disinformation
May 7 Big tech, big battles | Bellingcat strikes again | Passwords, bloody passwords | Surveillance by TV | Router risks
Apr 30 Apple; privacy and accusations | 48 ways to combat ransomware | Spyware. Russian tactics | The risks of QR codes
Apr 23 Apple news, including the unintended release of plans to revamp the MacBook range | The extraordinary tale of North Korea's digital army | Facebook mistakenly reveals its PR strategy to deal with data breaches | How the UK hopes to secure internet-connected devices | EU proposals to regulate AI
Apr 16 Breach. What breach? | Apple's 'butter knife' security | Russia sanctioned for cyber attacks | Farewell cookies, hello FLoC | Biometric security
Apr 9 Breaches galore | Cyber war...and deep fakes | Hacking humans | Assassins for hire
Apr 2 Ubiquiti's hapless breach response | The sophistication of North Korean hackers | The mirage of opting out of data analytics | Getting real about vaccine passports | Cybersecurity lessons from the pandemic
Mar 26 Social media's dilemmas | Why China's spooked by Teslas | The dirty truth about Sky Bet | Safe browsing | How not to chase debts
Mar 19 Sabre-rattling | Cyber crime hits record highs | The illusion of online privacy | Intercepting text messages for $16 | Moms breaking bad
Mar 12 Exchange calamity | Proving who you are online | More criminals taken down | Russia hacks itself | Nonfungible tokens
Mar 5 Assuming the worst...and Zero Trust | Blaming the intern | Conflicted security beliefs | Going passwordless (and a forthright Swedish ad campaign
Feb 26 Defining 'cyberwarfare' | Amazon security concerns. Facebook, Australia and the chicken game | The power of open source intelligence | Mixing work and personal | Why you're feeling worn out by video calls
Feb 19 Cybercrime; the $1 trillion business | Snooping emails | Facebook skates on thin ice | Chrome beats out macOS | 
SolarWinds and wilful ignorance
Feb 12 Poisoned water, poor security and what not to do | Privacy | The sorry state of bug bounties | MacBook battery replacements
Feb 5  Playing with fire...and ignoring the heat | Home printing rules | Attacking charity | Oversharing on social media...and on camera
Jan 29 Social media bans and a lone protester in New York state | The pessimism of InfoSec leaders | Journalist safety | Data protection fines on the up | Amazon and its 'dark patterns' | The mind-boggling scale of data breaches
Jan 22 Unpicking the aftermath of the Capitol Hill rampage | Cloud security | Privacy is us, says WhatsApp, as tens of millions sign up for alternatives | Dark Web marketplace takedown | Mesh WiFi | Warnings about male chastity cage fulfilled
Jan 15Disinformation and disorder | SolarWinds fallout | WhatsApp's new no-choice privacy policy | Media companies targeted | Ghislaine Maxwell, her phone and the police | Updates for leading web browsers
Jan 1Data transfers and the reality of "taking back control" | Tools to ease the life of Microsoft admins | 21 cyber criminals feel the long arm of the law | The latest threats; anyone for a cheap puppy?


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