Security News this Week: Palantir Manual Shows How Law Enforcement Tracks Families

On Zoom conference calls across the US this week, brows furrowed as the news broke that the video conference company had a flaw in its backend that could give hackers access to people’s webcams. Worse, Zoom seemed at first unwilling to fix the problem. Thankfully, hours after the initial reports, Zoom backtracked and issued a new fix to solve underlying vulnerability. You can go back to Zooming your brilliant brainstorms in peace, everyone. According to a new report this week, a Magecart hacking group has been breaking into misconfigured Amazon Web Services buckets, scanning the contents of 17,000 domains, and stealing any goodies—like credit card numbers used on some ecommerce sites. In other Amazon news, are you ready for Amazon …

Security News This Week: Cryptocurrency Company Hacks Itself Before Hackers Can Hack It

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off the week, bringing with it some interesting security enhancements for iOS and macOS users. The company will start offering its own single sign-on option, competing with Google and Facebook but with enhancements those two currently don't offer. And it rejiggered its Find My feature using some very clever cryptography. On the other hand, the company only just now got around to patching a 20-year-old modem bug, and noted macOS hacker Patrick Wardle dropped yet another zero day vulnerability. There's more than just Apple news of course, even though it sometimes doesn't feel like it. The 2020 election feels far away, but there's still not enough time to make sure the vote is secure. Russia …