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Category: Security


Mobile Security, Security

TikTok exploited an Android privacy loophole to track users

August 12, 2020

Via: BGR

ByteDance and its popular app TikTok have faced intense scrutiny in the US lately, with the Trump administration accusing voicing security concerns about the app. The government shared its fears that the app could collect user data that could then […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

18 (new) ways attackers can compromise email

August 10, 2020

Via: CSO Online

All organizations wrestle with chronic phishing attacks that are the primary vectors through which malicious actors breach systems and spread malware. Most phishing attackers deliver their payloads on networks by crafting spoofed emails that look like they come from legitimate, […]


Networking Security, Security

Could ‘Open’ systems negate Huawei’s influence on 5G?

August 5, 2020

Via: ZDnet

It isn’t really “open source,” the way that phrase is accurately applied to software development. The founding principle of the O-RAN Alliance (where “O-RAN” stands for “Open Radio Access Network”) is for enough stakeholders in the future of wireless communications […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

8 steps to protecting login credentials

August 5, 2020

Via: CSO Online

How many passwords does the average network administrator have? The average end user? Plenty. What can you do to protect those passwords? How do you educate users on protecting their credentials? A recent article in Mashable revealed that an attacker […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Cyber insurance: The moral quandary of paying criminals who stole your data

August 4, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Earlier this year, a club with around 70,000 members found itself in a pickle: Pay a ransom or risk the personal information of those members being exposed. In this scenario, the club paid the ransomware. It was decided that the […]


Operations Security, Security

Facebook fights order to globally block accounts linked to Brazilian election meddling

August 3, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has branded a legal order to globally block a number of Brazilian accounts linked to the spread of political disinformation targeting the country’s 2018 election as “extreme”, claiming it poses a threat to freedom of expression outside the country. […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Google Chrome will finally tell you how ads are tracking you

August 3, 2020

Via: BGR

Google, the company that’s making money from ads tailored to your preferences, will finally be more transparent about how ads work. Google, the company that has been involved in various privacy scandals that revealed the novel ways it was tracking […]


Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

The TikTok drama betrays increasing political desperation in the U.S.-China showdown

August 3, 2020

Via: Fortune

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration will soon take action against Chinese software companies, like TikTok and WeChat, that present a risk to national security because they are “feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Twitter says ‘phone spear phishing attack’ used to gain network access in crypto scam breach

July 31, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter has revealed a little more detail about the security breach it suffered earlier this month when a number of high profile accounts were hacked to spread a cryptocurrency scam — writing in a blog post that a “phone spear […]


Networking Security, Security

Government can avoid the ransomware question with strong cyber policy

July 30, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As the number of coronavirus cases tops 4.4 million in the U.S., the shift to remote work has provided an opportunity for bad actors to more successfully conduct various types of cyberattacks, with ransomware representing one of the most devastating […]