Never let a good crisis go to waste. Though normally applied to politics, it can be equally applied to opportunistic cyber criminals. With the world transfixed by and anxious about this nasty virus, bad guys are seizing on our fears to make a quick buck. From ransomware-laden virus tracking apps to actually threatening to infect families directly with the actual virus, COVID-19 is becoming a gold mine for unscrupulous hackers. We need to be extra vigilant and warn our loved ones to do the same.
In other news… connected cars are tapping into your driving data to make more money; a $3 robot lawyer can help you exercises your CCPA rights; the Brave browser will be implementing some novel fingerprinting protections; Firefox had created a privacy container for Facebook; and not to miss a good crisis, the US government is looking to weaken our civil liberties in the name of virus tracking.