2018

May 25, 2018
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A data privacy scandal of far greater magnitude than Cambridge Analytica was reported this month, and while it gets worse with each new emerging detail, it’s getting nowhere near the same coverage.

As reported by Slate, the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile) have been tracking each...

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May 24, 2018
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Cyber crime is an unwelcome reality for millions of people in the United Kingdom—one that is creating new opportunities for insurers and brokers, according to the Cyber Research 2018 survey conducted by Insurance Post and sponsored by CyberScout.

Nearly half of survey respondents—49 percent—have been hit with at least one data breach, according to the survey of insurance industry professionals and the general public about cyber. And 46 percent have experienced email hacking. The...

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May 24, 2018
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For privacy and cyber security advocates, the GDPR represents a watershed moment, but...

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May 22, 2018
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A ballot initiative was recently proposed in California to give consumers privacy rights similar to those granted by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The initiative, called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, would make it possible for residents of the state to find out how businesses handle their personal data, including...

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May 22, 2018
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The EU’s new data privacy regulation contains many pitfalls. We think you should be most aware of these three.

Enforcement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation just days away.

You're probably aware of the impact this will have on your company. But has your team fully considered the full scope of the regulation's nuances and devised a plan to come into compliance by May 25, 2018?

That's exactly what we've been doing for our...

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May 18, 2018
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U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward Markey (D-MA) have formally requested the FTC to begin an investigation into Google for tracking the location of Android users.

The request follows news originally reported by Quartz, that Google’s location services are actively tracking Android users with a very high degree of detail and sophistication, and the...

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May 16, 2018
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It would be easy to confuse recent news that data belonging to 3 million Facebook users was exposed online with the Cambridge Analytica debacle that involved 87 million users. Both stories have their origin stories among researchers at Cambridge University.

This compromise was unearthed by investigative reporters at New Scientist who found that the data from millions of Facebook users who had used a popular personality app developed by researchers from Cambridge University had been...

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May 14, 2018
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If you don't think cybersecurity is a selling point these days, you're probably not doing as well as you could be--no matter what it is you do in digital. Larry Ellison is dialed into this new home truth, and may well be poised to overtake ...

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May 11, 2018
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KnowB4’s chief hacking officer Kevin Mitnick released a video that should send shudders down the spine of anyone using 2-factor authentication.

Implementing a standard attack mode, in this case a spoofed invitation to connect from LinkedIn, Mitnick demonstrates how a hacker can bypass the multi-factor authentication bydint of session recording malware.

This hack captures all the information needed for an account takeover: user name, password and the authenticated session cookie...

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May 10, 2018
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The front lines in defending the security and privacy of voting against enemies include the localities who manage the voting precinct on election day. The cities and counties need to be just as vigilant as states when it comes to protecting the vote. 

In the past, the voting process wasn’t seen as a target for hackers, but the 2016 presidential elections revealed a new way of thinking. State actors have been determined to have at least attempted attacks in 31...

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