Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1771 A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online
With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season in the US is officially underway. If you're reading Ars, that can only mean one thing: you'll be answering technical questions that your relatives have been saving since the last time you visited home.

This year in addition to doing the regular hardware upgrades, virus scans, and printer troubleshooting, consider trying to advise the people in your life about better safeguarding their security and privacy. Keeping your data safe from attackers is one of the most important things you can do, and keeping your communications and browsing habits private can keep that data from being used to track your activities.

This is not a comprehensive guide to security, nor should it be considered good enough for professional activists or people who suspect they may be under targeted surveillance. This is for people who use their phones and computers for work and in their personal lives every single day and who want to reduce the chances that those devices and the accounts used by those devices will be compromised. And while security often comes at some cost to usability, we've also done our best not to impact the fundamental utility and convenience of your devices.
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#1775 New large-scale DDoS attacks follow schedule
#1774 One bit to rule a system: analyzing CVE-2016-7255 exploit in the wild
#1773 Exploit company exodus sold Firefox zero-day earlier this year
#1772 Bypassing CSP using polyglot JPEG
#1771 A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online
#1770 New SmsSecurity variant roots phones, abuses accessibility features and TeamViewer
#1769 Google fixes 12 high-severity flaws In Chrome browser
#1768 Buffer overflow exploit can bypass Activation Lock on iPads running iOS 10.1.1
#1767 Amazon offers DDoS protection with Shield
#1766 Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests
#1765 Analysis of multiple vulnerabilities in AirDroid
#1764 UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor
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