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macOS offers a number of drive encryption options. With a Mac with a T2 chip built in, the startup volume is always encrypted. On other Macs, enabling FileVault encrypts that volume. (On all Macs, FileVault provides additional protection for a powered-down Mac, too.) You can also select a drive in the Finder, Control-click it, and …

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A cyberespionage group with suspected ties to the Kazakh and Lebanese governments has unleashed a new wave of attacks against a multitude of industries with a retooled version of a 13-year-old backdoor Trojan. Check Point Research called out hackers affiliated with a group named Dark Caracal in a new report published yesterday for their efforts …

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Three Nigerian citizens suspected of being members of an organized cybercrime group behind distributing malware, carrying out phishing campaigns, and extensive Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams have been arrested in the city of Lagos, Interpol reported yesterday. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Falcon,” was jointly undertaken by the international police organization along with Singapore-based cybersecurity firm …

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Enlarge / I heroically resisted the urge to create a “WireGuard for Workgroups 0.3.1” image for this piece. Jim Salter This Monday, WireGuard founder and lead developer Jason Donenfeld announced a new WireGuard release for the Windows platform. The release is something of a godsend for administrators hoping to implement WireGuard as a replacement for more …

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The VanMoof X3, as posed in Seattle’s Carkeek Park. Sam Machkovech Single-molded handlebars cut a striking figure. Sam Machkovech Another angle at the park. Sam Machkovech The VanMoof X3, as posed in a yard. Sam Machkovech I’ve yet to find anything that comfortably fits within the bungee-strap stand on the front. Sam Machkovech That’s a …

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In a little-noticed change that arrived with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple re-enabled the option to have a recovery key associated with an Apple ID. The Apple ecosystem-spanning account system offers two-factor authentication, which requires both a password and a device or phone number associated with the account to login. The recovery key layers …