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Google Has Joined the Fight Against Cybercrime (and We Hope It’s for the Right Reasons)

October 13, 2021

10/13/21 Max Sheridan — Yesterday, Google threw down the gauntlet against cybercrime with a pledge to invest $10 billion in cybersecurity. Most of Google’s efforts (and funds) will be poured into their fledgling Work Safer program.…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Is Here. Is Your Digital Hygiene Up to Snuff?

October 12, 2021

10/12/21 Max Sheridan — It would be nice to celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a run-through of our triumphs as an industry this year. Instead, we’ve got a growing roster of truly malicious attacks that slipped…

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Amazon’s New Robot ‘Astro’ Is Lovable and Smart. It May Also Be a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen.

October 5, 2021

10/5/21 Jaime Fraze — Amazon’s recent product announcement included a new Ring drone cam, a Blink doorbell camera, and a smart thermostat. But it was Astro, Amazon’s first smart robot, that stole the show. Astro, which…

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Ring’s Security System Gets a Facelift With Ring Alarm Pro

October 5, 2021

10/5/21 Jaime Fraze — When we first reviewed Ring Alarm many years ago, it was the first whole-home alarm system released by the Amazon-owned company. It consisted of a keypad, siren, and motion sensors, and it…

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Ring’s New Virtual Security Guard Monitors Your Cameras So You Don’t Have To

October 4, 2021

10/4/21 Jaime Fraze — Amazon unveiled a few surprises this week, and we’re not just talking about the $1,000 autonomous household robot named Astro that’s akin to Alexa on steroids. (Although we are pretty intrigued by…

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GriftHorse Scam Apps Have Infested Google Play. Here’s How to Stay Safe.

October 4, 2021

10/4/21 Max Sheridan — Never look a gift horse in the mouth. But stay far away from “GriftHorse” scam apps. If you download one, you could end up paying for an expensive monthly SMS service you…

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Blink Just Released a Video Doorbell, and It’s Half the Cost of Ring’s Doorbell. But Is It Any Good?

October 1, 2021

10/1/21 Jaime Fraze — As part of Amazon’s big product announcement on Wednesday, Blink unveiled two new devices, the Blink Video Doorbell and the Blink Floodlight. The brand of affordable, easy-to-use cameras is pricing its new…

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Cyber Insurance Disruptor Coalition Set to Shake up the Game With Monster $3.5-Billion Valuation

September 30, 2021

9/30/21 Max Sheridan — Cyber insurance trailblazer Coalition sounded the horn last week with a $3.5-billion late-stage, post-money valuation. Their mission: to give organizations of all sizes real-time assessments of their cyber vulnerabilities with cutting-edge machine…

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Alexa on Steroids? Or can Amazon’s Smart Robot Astro Really Secure Your Home?

September 29, 2021

9/29/21 Jaime Fraze — Yesterday, Amazon announced the latest on their new lineup of cutting-edge smart home tech that you won’t want to miss. New products include Blink Video Doorbell and floodlight cameras, a virtual security…

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Italian Mafia Joins Forces With World Cybercriminals for the Heist of the Year

September 24, 2021

9/29/21 Max Sheridan — Talk to any cybersecurity expert and they’d probably agree that cybercrime has gone off the rails in 2021. There was the instance of ransomware fraudsters attacking hospitals and schools, in addition to…

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