Category: Privacy protection

Privacy protection

Microsoft covertly collects personal data from enterprise Office ProPlus users

November 15, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Privacy Company released the results of a data protection impact assessment showing privacy risks in the enterprise version of Microsoft Office. Regarding the “large scale and covert collection of personal data” of Microsoft Office ProPlus (Office 2016 MSI and Office […]

Privacy protection, Vulnerabilities

Apple Modernizes Its Hardware Security with T2

November 8, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Apple has widened the range of Macs running its T2 security chip. Is macOS finally catching up with other platforms when it comes to secure computing? When Apple launched its latest MacBook Air last month, one of its more unusual […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Researchers crack disk encryption in popular Samsung and Crucial SSDs

November 7, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Researchers at Netherlands-based Radboud University, which is active in almost all scientific fields, have discovered grave security flaws in several popular solid-state drives (SSD) that promise full disk encryption. In a nutshell, they can be cracked. Self-encrypting drives are regarded […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Russian hackers compromise 120 million Facebook accounts; private messages on sale online

November 2, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Facebook has fallen victim to countless security breaches and November brings even more bad news for the social network. Russian hackers are selling private conversations of at least 81,000 Facebook accounts at 10 cents per account, writes the BBC. According […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Grassley pressures Google for details of user data breach

October 15, 2018

Via: The Hill

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is pressing Google to explain its data privacy practices in the wake of revelations that user data was hacked from its now defunct social media platform, Google Plus. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) sent […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Facebook security and privacy issues revealed

October 1, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Last week, as many as 90 million Facebook users were forced to re-login to their accounts after the social media network admitted it was hacked. Facebook said nearly 50 million of its users were directly affected by hackers stealing access […]

Privacy protection

Senate Panel to Hear From Internet Execs on Privacy Policies

September 26, 2018

Via: Security Week

The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers’ data that finds a balance between “privacy and prosperity.” But it will be tricky to reconcile the concerns […]

Privacy protection

Understanding California’s Consumer Privacy Act: The ‘American GDPR’

September 24, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

As enterprises around the world deal with legislative backlash following years of unfettered data collection, companies are confused about how to achieve compliance not only with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but also with California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). […]

Application security, Privacy protection

A bug in Twitter Account Activity API exposed users messages to wrong developers

September 24, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

A bug in Twitter Account Activity API has exposed some users’ direct messages (DMs) and protected tweets to unauthorized third-party app developers. “We recently published a notice about a bug related to our Account Activity API that could have resulted […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Yahoo settles for $47 million in litigation following data breach of 3 billion accounts

September 19, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Everyone remembers the Yahoo breach — it was simply historical and created mass hysteria at the time. The company ultimately confirmed in late 2017 that, following an alleged state-sponsored attack, all user accounts had been breached – that is 3 […]