Alan Monie, researcher with Pen Test Partners, outlined in a Thursday post how he was able to launch various Insecure Direct Object Reference (IDOR) attacks on the watches. Regardless, Monie told Threatpost that the security glitch would be difficult to fix, and recommends that consumers stop using the watch.
The country continues to encounter challenges in the rollout of adult-use cannabis: after multiple reports that the legalization was met with shortages of weed, a new issue has arose after it was revealed that thousands of people who ordered pot to be delivered via Canada Post had their private information breached.
Each time we tried to advertise for the magazine, Facebook was automatically blacklisting the post with errors like. Now, Facebook suggests that you should become “verified” in order to create posts with political content.
Sam’s Club — the members-only, Walmart-owned retail store — is taking a page from Amazon’s playbook by opening an experimental cashier-less “Sam’s Club Now” store in Texas.
Wojcicki focuses on Article 13 of the EU's new Directive on Copyright, which passed in early September and makes tech platforms liable for copyright-protected content. Essentially, this means that giant platforms that rely on user-generated content, including Google's YouTube, , and , would be responsible for making sure that users don't share copyrighted material.
But let’s forget about your thousands of followers for a while and think about the companies that allow you to share your thoughts, beliefs, and experiences online. Here’s another reason not to post inappropriate stuff online: hackers.
In making their decision, antitrust officials in Europe had said that Google’s practice of tying the apps together could harm competition by giving Google a built-in advantage over new apps struggling to attract an audience.
According to a Google blog post, an internal review discovered a bug in one of the ways that third-party apps could access data about a user and their friends. Users can grant access to their Profile data, and the public Profile information of their friends, to Google+ apps, via the API.
Tim Berners-Lee is famous for inventing the world wide web, and now he's ready to take things to the next level with an ambitious open source project called Solid.
According to Bloomberg, the self-proclaimed bug bounty hunter is a minor celebrity in Taiwan who's appeared on talk shows and was reportedly sued by a local bus operator after breaching their systems to nab a ticket for just NT$1 (3 cents).
The GDPR is important in the United States because even though the biggest companies that handle data in the U.S. lobbied against it, now that it is law they are obligated to follow the rules (provided they have data on or offer services to Europeans).
It recently came to light that a number of apps in the mac App Store were collecting data about users' browsing histories and uploading them to a remote server.
A newly disclosed breach that stole password data and private messages is teaching Reddit officials a lesson that security professionals have known for years: two-factor authentication (2FA) that uses SMS or phone calls is only slightly better than no 2FA at all.