Category: Privacy protection

Mobile, Privacy protection

Zoom gets a new privacy feature it’s needed since day one

April 9, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Zoom has made a small but long overdue change to its app’s interface, which should help users avoid falling victim to ‘Zoom-bombing’, where unwanted and unexpected guests join a call for the sole purpose of annoying its participants. Zoom has […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Rights groups appeal to governments over COVID-19 surveillance

April 6, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Digital and human rights groups have joined in a rare worldwide appeal to governments to respect privacy when handling the COVID-19 crisis. As the number of known COVID-19 cases around the world exceeds 1.2m and the number of deaths reaches […]

Application security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Thousands of Android Apps Are Silently Accessing Your Data

April 3, 2020

Via: Wired

MORE THAN 4,000 Google Play apps silently collect a list of all other installed apps in a data grab that allows developers and advertisers to build detailed profiles of users, a recently published research paper found. The apps use an […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Who’s responsible for protecting personal information?

April 1, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

With half of Americans lacking confidence in companies and government when it comes to protecting personal information, it’s no surprise three-quarters (74%) are more alarmed than ever about their privacy, according to a research from NortonLifeLock. More than 10,000 adults […]

Cloud security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Effective Data Security Begins With a Strong Tech Foundation

March 31, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Data is the engine of the modern economy. Whether it consists of customer data, intellectual property, market insights or financial information, these types of sensitive data enable the most successful businesses to thrive. It’s no surprise, then, that securing that […]

Mobile, Privacy protection, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Websites of U.S. Presidential Candidates Pose Security, Privacy Risks

March 27, 2020

Via: Security Week

The security firm has monitored 11 websites during September and December 2019, and discovered that 81% of them execute code from third-party entities unmanaged by the candidate teams. Moreover, 6% of the domains executing on candidate websites were linked to […]

Access control, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Google to limit federal access to location data as it fights coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Via: The Hill

Google said on Tuesday that it would be limiting the access that the federal government has to its massive collection of user location data, even as it said it would help the government try to slow the coronavirus outbreak in […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Beyond IT: Assessing the Human Impact of Healthcare Cybersecurity

March 9, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Healthcare cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. As Protenus notes, industry data breaches increased by 48 percent between 2018 and 2019, with more than 41 million patient records compromised. Meanwhile, according to the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, 82 percent of […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Siri and Google Assistant hacked in new ultrasonic attack

March 2, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Unsettling news for anyone who relies on smartphone voice assistants: researchers have demonstrated how these can be secretly activated to make phone calls, take photos, and even read back text messages without ever physically touching the device. Dubbed SurfingAttack by […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Scalable Data Protection Is Critical to Support Data Privacy

February 26, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Modern privacy regulations are founded on a variety of principles going back to 1890 that sought to protect citizens from “yellow journalism.” Over the following years, governments enacted legislation that sought to respect an individual’s right to privacy, including their […]