Security News This Week: A Bug in the Android Google App Put Privacy at Risk


You hopefully already know that you should use a privacy browser. But privacy search engines have become increasingly viable as well for anyone looking to escape Google’s clutches. Leading that charge is DuckDuckGo, which this week introduced new tools that will stop help prevent tracking in both emails and other apps on Android phones.

Some of those features are similar to what Apple announced at WWDC for this fall’s iOS 15 and macOS Monterey releases; we walked through the rest of the upcoming privacy and security features right here. We also took a closer look at Apple’s push to support digital driver’s licenses in Apple Wallet, which is going to give a burgeoning technology a serious push—but hasn’t answered equally serious questions about how it all works.

Ukrainian authorities arrested several people allegedly affiliated with the ransomware group Cl0p this week, but the takedown only underscores how little can be done about the broader scourge until and unless Vladimir Putin decides to pursue Russia-based cybercriminals.

And that’s not all! Each week we round up all the security news WIRED didn’t cover in depth. Click on the headlines to read the full stories, and stay safe out there.

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