Zelle users are finding out the hard way theres no fraud protection

Scammers have taken to Zelle, the Venmo alternative backed by U.S. banks, to defraud consumers who believe the service includes the same protections they’ve come to expect from PayPal. A number of customers report having lost hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, over Zelle, when they used it for transactions … More…

Consumer report warns over safety of kids smartwatches

A report by an EU consumer watchdog has flagged up myriad problems with smartwatches designed for children, including security flaws, privacy concerns, and risks posed by unreliable features. Based on the analysis it argues that the core ‘peace of mind’ proposition of GPS smartwatches aimed at kids does not stand up … More…

Microsoft looks to the cloud to expand its security offerings

Ignite is Microsoft’s main annual conference for bringing together its enterprise users and IT community. It’s no surprise then that security is one of the main topics at the event, with almost 150 sessions dedicated to the topic. And just as unsurprisingly, Microsoft is also using the event to announce … More…

iPhone Xs Face ID raises security and privacy questions

The new top-of-the-range iPhone does away with the home button and its built-in fingerprint reader in favor of a new biometric — called Face ID — which uses a 3D scan of the user’s face for authenticating and unlocking their device. It also replaces Touch ID for Apple Pay too. Apple … More…

UK antivirus firm BullGuard buys Israeli IoT security startup, Dojo-Labs

UK antivirus maker BullGuard is acquiring Israeli startup Dojo-Labsto expand its portfolio of security products to theInternet of Things. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. We covered Dojo-Labs last November, when it launched out of stealth unwrapping a pebble-shaped consumer focused Internet of Things security device, called Dojo, … More…