Channel Futures, IS Buzz News, August 14, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter Israeli researchers working for vpnmentor, a VPN review service, discovered a massive leak in a biometrics system broadly used in 1.5 million locations globally. Two researchers at the firm found a flaw in a database belonging to Biostar 2, a biometrics lock system, making its data publicly [...]
Campus Life Security, August 13, with comments by Saurabh Sharma. School systems have recently become major targets for cyberattacks because of the multitude of personal information they have paired with improper security protection. School campuses are an increasingly in the sites of cyber attackers, including those making ransom demands. Two districts were among those recently struck. One in Dothan, Alabama, [...]
The Last Watchdog & TechNewsWorld, July 29 – Aug 1, with comments from SatyaGupta Capital One Financial Corp, the world’s fifth largest credit card issuer, now has the dubious distinction of being the third largest financial hack victim in the US. Spots one and two are held by Equifax’s 2017 breach of 143 million consumers and Heartland Payment Systems’ breach [...]
Info Security News, July 26, 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta Vulnerable communications platforms could allow hackers to hijack messages, mislead public At the end of July, a grand jury in San Mateo, California published an Elections Security Report that highlights areas of online communication that are vulnerable to cyber hacking. The report describes ways San Mateo County’s email and [...]
TechNewsWorld, July 25, 2019, with comments from Willy Leichter The DOJ along with Congress planning to dig into the technical world of search, online retail and social media A week ago the US Department of Justice stated its intention to begin an antitrust investigation into big tech companies. The DOJ had previously alluded that it was considering taking this action [...]
EctNews, July 23, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter; Long-Awaited Fine of $700M Also Imposes New Security Rules The last couple weeks have brought big news from the FTC as they’ve handed down large fines to some really big firms. Recently they fined Facebook $5 billion, the largest fine to any firm ever. This week their fine dropped on Equifax, [...]
Silicon Angle and Clearance Jobs, July 1 & 6, 2019, with comments from Willy Leichter The encryption battle between government agencies, law enforcement and high tech companies continues To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt, That Is the Struggle Reporting from last week’s meeting in Washington DC shows us the encryption argument continues. No firm decision was made yet but the [...]
TechNewsWorld, June 26, 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta; While all manner of PII is stolen, Telcos seem indifferent to the threat Telecommuncation companies (telcos) around the world are being victimized by a series of cyberattacks. Experts see tell-tale signs that the hackers are Chinese. Going on since at least 2012, the cyberattack campaign is known as “Operation Soft Cell.” [...]
SC Magazine, July 1, 2019, featuring Shauntinez Jakak, Director of Product Marketing at Virsec The number of women in the infosec space has doubled from 11%, but there’s more work to do…. According to SC Magazine’s article this week on getting women in security to a place of equal footing with men, there’s no magic wand for getting there. But [...]
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