On World More Than A Password Day, November 10, 2023, we at Consumer Reports, join Nonprofit Cyber on a common guidance specifying simple steps that anyone can take to protect their accounts and devices. Alongside 90+ other organizations, we offer to consumers common sense suggestions including the use of passkeys and the use of
Blog posts by Yael Grauer
No one likes flaws in software, especially when they allow attackers to compromise our systems. But we know how to get rid of an entire class of bugs: memory safety bugs. In October 2022, Consumer Reports hosted an online convening to discuss ways to encourage widespread adoption of code written in memory-safe languages. For this
In October 2022, Consumer Reports hosted an online convening to discuss ways to encourage widespread adoption of code written in memory-safe languages. The event gave participants the opportunity to share resources related to memory safety, discuss opportunities and barriers in the security ecosystem, and to brainstorm potential solutions to memory access vulnerabilities that exist in
CR Urges Companies to Improve Products to Protect Printer Security on Local Networks While office printer security has been a topic of concern for businesses for years, consumers have had low awareness of the risks for individual use. Consumer Reports’ Digital Lab found unnecessary permissions, insecure protocols, and poor security design in all five brands
As a tech journalist, I’ve been looking into VPNs for a long time. When I joined Consumer Reports full-time in January, I was excited about digging in even deeper. Consumer Reports partnered with Digital Lab fellow professor Roya Ensafi and her team from the University of Michigan, using the VPNalyzer test suite they developed to
Although the CCPA is supposed to make it easy for California residents to opt out of companies sharing or selling their data, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. California residents have come across roadblocks, such as companies lacking links to tell companies “do not sell my data,” even though they’re required to by the law.