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Smart homes will turn dumb overnight as Charter kills security service

Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle. Charter Charter is killing its home-security service and telling customers that security devices they’ve purchased will stop working once the service is shut down on February 5. The impending shutdown and customers’ anger at Charter—a cable company also known by the brand name “Spectrum”—has been widely reported over the past […]

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Major TikTok Security Flaws Found

TEL AVIV — TikTok, the smartphone app beloved by teenagers and used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, had serious vulnerabilities that would have allowed hackers to manipulate user data and reveal personal information, according to research published Wednesday by Check Point, a cybersecurity company in Israel. The weaknesses would have allowed […]

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TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review

The United States government has opened a national security review of a Chinese company’s acquisition of the American company that became TikTok, the hugely popular short-form video app, according to people briefed on the inquiry. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a federal panel that reviews foreign acquisitions of American firms on […]


Laptops with Lenovo Solution Center installed may be affected by security flaw

Vlad Bagacian/Unsplash Users of older Lenovo laptops should beware of a security flaw that may affect their PCs, particularly if their laptops are still running a program called Lenovo Solution Center. According to Laptop Magazine, security researchers at Pen Test Partners have discovered a security vulnerability that could effectively “hand admin privileges over to hackers […]