A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:38:19 +0000

A roundup of important security news from the week of November 4–10, including the release of Malwarebytes 4.0, vendor email compromise, fake news, robocalls, and more.

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Why you should begin using Sign in with Apple

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:17:00 -0800

Apple has published lots of information explaining how its newly introduced Sign in With Apple service solves a problem most of us didn’t know existed and which many of us would very much like to solve.

Who watches the watchmen?

The issue:

Most social sign-in services act a little like people-tracking honey pots: You come to use a website or service and stay because the people providing the authorization use that moment to gather even more information about what you do.

What happens is that the persistent identity used by those services can be combined with other data to identify where you go, what you look for and more.

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Duck Duck Go offers Mac users even more privacy

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:20:00 -0800

People are finally waking up to the importance of privacy and the risk of entities over whom we have no control hoovering up the details of our digital lives, and that’s why the latest news from Duck Duck Go is so worthwhile.

Apple’s good privacy just got better

We know Apple is working to protect privacy – its newly updated privacy website shares a huge amount of information on its efforts, while the newly-published Safari white paper confirms the browser’s privacy protections include (among other things):

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Duck Duck Go gives Mac users even more privacy

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:20:00 -0800

People are finally waking up to the importance of privacy and the risk of entities over whom you have no control hoovering up the details of our digital lives, and that’s why the latest news from Duck Duck Go is so worthwhile.

Apple’s good privacy just got better

We know Apple is working to protect our privacy – its newly updated privacy website shares a huge amount of information on this, while the newly-published Safari white paper confirms the browser’s privacy protections include (among other things):

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Apple updates its privacy pages; you should take a look

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 06:01:00 -0800

Apple has updated its privacy website and published several white papers explaining its approach to the issue and how its products protect your privacy.

Apple offers more information than ever

The updated website delivers much more information now, with a broad overview of what the company is doing. It details features and controls as well as the company’s  privacy policy and transparency report. 

The site also offers a selection of understandable white papers that explain how  privacy controls work in Safari, Location Services, Photos and Sign-in With Apple. These contain a large amount of information on Apple and its services.

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Apple updates its privacy pages, and you should take a look

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 06:01:00 -0800

Apple has updated its Privacy website and published several white papers explaining its approach to the topic and how its products protect your privacy.

Apple is offering more information than ever

The updated website delivers much more information than before with a broad overview of what the company is doing. It includes pages detailing features and controls as well as its privacy policy and transparency report. 

The site also offers a selection of approachable white papers that explain how the privacy controls in Safari, Location Services, Photos and Sign-in With Apple work. These contain a huge amount of information on Apple and its services.

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Microsoft Intune can now block unauthorized BYOD hardware

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:24:00 -0800

Microsoft has integrated third-party mobile threat defense (MTD) software with its Intune unified endpoint management (UEM) platform, enabling corporate systems to detect when an employee’s unenrolled, smartphone or tablet has an app potentially infected by malware.

The new Intune capability is particularly useful for companies with bring-your-own device (BYOD) policies in that it can block access to enterprise systems on devices flagged by the MTD software.

The mobile threat detection feature on Intune will initially allow it to work with software from Lookout for Work, Better Mobile and Zimperium. “In future, we expect other partners to add support for this integration,” Microsoft said via a Monday blog post released during its Ignite conference.

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Do you really need a Chief Mobility Officer? (Spoiler alert: nope)

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:00:00 -0800

While one in three large enterprises has a chief mobility officer (CMO), according to one survey, that role is now largely duplicative and unnecessary – and creating it can hit a company’s bottom line.

Management consultancy Janco Associates, which lists job descriptions and conducts bi-annual salary surveys, last week updated its description of a Chief Mobility Officer (CMO) to include privacy compliance policies in light of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA), which goes into effect in January.

“As the use of personal mobile devices, social networking, and compliance requirements expand, organizations are faced with a dilemma. How can they balance privacy compliance mandates like CaCPA with business continuity, security, and operational needs in an ever more complex operating environment?” said Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates.

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