Category: Access control

Access control, Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection, Security

CPoC: New data security standard for contactless payments

December 5, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new data security standard for solutions that enable merchants to accept contactless payments using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile device with near-field communication (NFC). PCI CPoC Standard Using the PCI Contactless […]

Access control, Network security, Security

Democrats raise privacy concerns over Amazon home security system

November 21, 2019

Via: The Hill

A group of Senate Democrats raised concerns on Wednesday around the data security practices of Amazon’s home security company, Ring. In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden (Ore.), Chris Van Hollen (Md.), Chris Coons (Del.), […]

Access control, Security

How to lock down enterprise web browsers

November 12, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Browsers. You can’t use the Internet without them, but they introduce insecurity and instability to the computing environment. Browsers are the operating system of cloud computing and protecting them will become more and more important. Just last week, Google came […]

Access control, Network security, Security

6 Small-Business Password Managers

November 8, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Good passwords are messy. They’re long, chaotic, and very difficult to memorize. That’s what makes them so strong. To keep them good and useful, though, requires a tool — a password manager. The idea at the core of most password […]

Access control, Security

Cybercriminals are testing exposed credentials for future account takeover attacks

November 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Fraud increased 30% overall in Q3 2019 and bot-driven account registration fraud is up 70% as cybercriminals test stolen credentials in advance of the holiday retail season, according to Arkose Labs. After analyzing over 1.3 billion transactions spanning account registrations, […]

Access control, Network security, Security

Eye Clinic Breach Reveals Data of 20,000 Patients

November 5, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A Utah eye clinic is in the process of informing 20,000 patients that they were the victims of a data breach that happened a year and a half ago and linked patients to a scam involving PayPal. The breach at […]

Access control, Security

Equifax used ‘admin’ as username and password internally

October 21, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A class-action lawsuit targeting Equifax has revealed a series of appalling internal security practices that led to the data breach incurred by the credit reporting agency in 2017. The lawsuit is not your typical class action involving Equifax customers. Rather, […]

Access control, Network security, Security

California adds biometric specs to data breach law

October 17, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

California is changing its Information Practices Act of 1977 to expand the definition of personal information with additional identifiers, including biometric data of those affected. The amendment comes with new instructions on how to notify affected parties by a breach. […]

Access control, Network security, Security

Amazon Calls for Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

October 14, 2019

Via: Security Week

The US tech giant, which has come under scrutiny by antitrust enforcers and has been criticized over its use of facial recognition software, set out its positions in a statement posted late Thursday on its corporate website. Some of those […]

Access control, Security

Does poor password hygiene still hamper your ability to achieve high security standards?

October 10, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

While more businesses are investing in security measures like multifactor authentication (MFA), employees still have poor password habits that weaken companies’ overall security posture, according to LastPass. Given that stolen and reused credentials are linked to 80 percent of hacking-related […]