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June 20, 2018
Leaked location

Two of Google’s most widely sold IoT devices have a privacy problem that makes it possible for hackers to pinpoint their location. Security experts Brian Krebs and Craig Young reported the findings that Google Home and Chromecast both allow unauthenticated traffic to the devices, which can return that location’s device.

This privacy gaffe presents a serious threat. Utilizing Google’s comprehensive archive of Wi-Fi network maps all...

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June 15, 2018
Cyber Risk Awards

CyberScout wins the people’s choice for Cyber Service Vendor of the Year at Advisen’s fifth annual Cyber Risk Awards.

NEW YORK, New York, JUNE 11, 2018 — At an event attended by more than 400 P&C professionals who care about cybersecurity, CyberScout was named Cyber Service Vendor of the Year by Advisen, the leading provider of data, media and technology solutions for...

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June 13, 2018

Once again, California and Europe are looking pretty similar on the consumer protection front, but this time around California is outdoing the European Union with a proposed law that is vehemently opposed by lobbyists for the advertising and marketing industries.

REACH may not have been the first time this happened, but it was the most recent. That regulation controlled everyday consumer products and additives that posed health risks...

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June 11, 2018

As the incidences of identity theft continue to skyrocket, it’s easy to see how people are impacted at the personal level. However, businesses also bear the brunt of these breaches in less obvious ways. Hidden costs add up in the form of work absences due to stress, productivity loss, unpaid bills and reputational damage.

As employers start to become more aware of these...

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June 11, 2018
GDPR
It's been a long time coming, but the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is finally law in the world's second largest economic market.
 

For privacy and ...

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June 8, 2018
data leak

Facebook’s privacy violations and data leaks at this point are becoming so frequent that the company might want to consider scheduling regular news conferences to discuss the latest and greatest security facepalms.

The latest: Facebook accidentally set the default data sharing settings for 14 million users to “public” for all new posts. In short, what was meant to be posted to a circle of friends was posted to the internet,...

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