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July 19, 2019
Kazakhstan intercepting https traffic

The Kazakhstan government is intercepting all HTTPS-encrypted internet traffic within its borders.

Under a new directive effective 7/17, the Kazakhstan government is requiring every internet service provider in the country to install a security certificate onto every internet-enabled device and browser. Once installed, this certificate...

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July 17, 2019

If you’ve been on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and doubtless other social platforms over the past few days, you have probably seen pictures of friends and acquaintances in Rip van Winkle mode having aged many years, or perhaps you peeped someone appearing to be a different gender. 

That’s FaceApp, which uses a form of...

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July 17, 2019
Desjardins data breach

Canadian financial institution Desjardins reported a data breach that compromised the personal information of 2.7 million customers and 173,000 businesses.

The compromised data included names, addresses, birthdates, social insurance numbers, email addresses and transaction histories. The breach was reportedly the...

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July 16, 2019

Evolving cyber coverages require carriers to be more nimble to manage costs and maintain service levels. For insurance carriers to keep pace with the ever-changing cyber coverage environment, it's important to gain better clarity around the unique aspects of cyber claims. Insurers can find greater success in cyber in three key areas. Check out...

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July 15, 2019

While there is significantly more to be done to protect our data, consumers have never been better apprised of the imperiled state of their privacy. That said, it’s still an acute problem. The air travel equivalent would be when the cabin depressurizes and oxygen masks drop. In the dramatic destabilization that has occurred to our collective...

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July 12, 2019
Google eavesdrop

Google employees and subcontractors are listening to recordings gleaned from Google Home smart speakers and the Google Assistant smartphone app.

A report from Belgian news outlet VRT NWS showed that Google regularly uses staff and subcontractors to transcribe audio recordings taken from its network of home devices for the stated purpose...

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