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Category: Security


Networking Security, Security

Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints

January 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his non-profit privacy and digital rights organization, noyb, relate to how the services […]


Networking Security, Security

Verizon charges new “spam” fee for texts sent from teachers to students

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A free texting service used by teachers, students, and parents may stop working on the Verizon Wireless network because of a dispute over texting fees that Verizon demanded from the company that operates the service. As a result, teachers that […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Some of the biggest web hosting sites were vulnerable to simple account takeover hacks

January 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A security researcher has found, reported, and now disclosed a dozen bugs that made it easy to steal sensitive information or take over any customer’s account from some of the largest web hosting companies on the internet. In some cases, […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A DNS hijacking wave is targeting companies at an almost unprecedented scale

January 11, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Federal authorities and private researchers are alerting companies to a wave of domain hijacking attacks that use relatively novel techniques to compromise targets at an almost unprecedented scale. The attacks, which security firm FireEye said have been active since January […]


Networking Security, Security

Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

January 11, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder

January 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Harold T. Martin III, a former government contractor, is still facing trial for the alleged theft of massive amounts of National Security Agency data, including documents and tools from the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Division. Now, a new report by […]


Mobile Security, Security

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still selling your location data, report says

January 9, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In June 2018, all four major US wireless carriers pledged to stop selling their mobile customers’ location information to third-party data brokers. The carriers were pressured into making the change after a security problem leaked the real-time location of US […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

New York’s ‘Crypto Task Force’ seeks to balance economic development with public security

January 9, 2019

Via: StateScoop

While cryptocurrency and blockchain have been Krazy-glued into the financial and technology industries for several years, many state governments are still figuring out how to regulate those technologies, and incorporate them into their own functions. Last week, New York Gov. […]


Networking Security, Security

BlackBerry Secure feature packs aspire to give trusted security to ‘all smart things’

January 7, 2019

Via: ZDnet

BlackBerry’s transition to a security and services-based business took another step forward on Monday, with the unveiling of its new BlackBerry Secure feature packs that it said will make it easier for companies to bring safe and secure Internet of […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hacker leaks data on Angela Merkel and hundreds of German lawmakers

January 4, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A hacker has targeted and released private data on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German lawmakers and officials. The data was leaked from a Twitter account, since suspended, and included email addresses, phone numbers, photo IDs and other […]