A week in security (April 8 – 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:42:29 +0000

A roundup of news stories from April 8–4, including Baldr, medical management apps, an Android password stealer, and new sextortion scams.

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The global data privacy roadmap: a question of risk

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

For any American company taking steps outside the US market, global data privacy compliance is a question of risk versus reward.

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:05:33 +0000

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Movie stream ebooks gun for John Wick 3 on Kindle store

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:30:37 +0000

Over the weekend, we observed a clever spam campaign using bogus ebooks dressed as John Wick 3 movie files to push links to streaming sites. Can John and your ability avoid web based scams survive?

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Bloomberg blunder highlights supply chain risks

Credit to Author: Adam McNeil| Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:00:00 +0000

A potentially erroneous report from Bloomberg claimed that Chinese spies were able to infiltrate US hardware supplier Supermicro, and therefore, our technology supply chain. Learn how this unverified story could ultimately come true—and what, if anything, can be done to stop it.

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Researchers discover vulnerabilities in smart assistants’ voice commands

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 16:59:51 +0000

Security researchers have now found new ways to exploit voice recognition weaknesses in your favorite home device: smart assistants. You may want to listen in.

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Why Is Your Location Data No Longer Private?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 16:18:48 +0000

The past month has seen one blockbuster revelation after another about how our mobile phone and broadband providers have been leaking highly sensitive customer information, including real-time location data and customer account details. In the wake of these consumer privacy debacles, many are left wondering who’s responsible for policing these industries? How exactly did we get to this point? What prospects are there for changes to address this national privacy crisis at the legislative and regulatory levels? These are some of the questions we’ll explore in this article.

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