Connected Wristwatch Allows Hackers to Stalk, Spy On Children

Connected Wristwatch Allows Hackers to Stalk, Spy On Children

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.

SuperCooKey – A SuperCookie Built Into TLS 1.2 and 1.3

SuperCooKey – A SuperCookie Built Into TLS 1.2 and 1.3

TLS 1.3 has a heavily touted feature called 0-RTT that has been paraded by CloudFlare as a huge speed benefit to users because it allows sessions to be resumed quickly from previous visits. In the screen that pops up, enter security.tls.enable_0rtt_data into the search bar, and make sure that the setting is set to FALSE.

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal: Ignoring the Digital Privacy of Millions of Users

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal: Ignoring the Digital Privacy of Millions of Users

Pai, the former Verizon lawyer, even halted a data security rule that would require ISPs to take “reasonable” steps to protect customer information from unauthorized use or access, making sure Internet providers aren’t at fault if your data is exposed.

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

The future is probably not going to get better, with real-life disasters caused by internet-connected knick-knacks , smart home robots that could kill you , and your telecom providers who routinely lose customer data and unwittingly help hackers steal your phone number (and sometimes your money.) Meanwhile, an ever-growing and increasingly passive surveillance apparatus that has trickled down to state and local police is an ever-present threat to our digital privacy and increasingly uses technology that is developed by Silicon Valley giants who are supposedly consumer-focused.

IOS 11 Horror Story: the Rise and Fall of iOS Security

IOS 11 Horror Story: the Rise and Fall of iOS Security

If the attacker has your iPhone and your passcode is compromised, you lose your data; your passwords to third-party online accounts; your Apple ID password (and obviously the second authentication factor is not a problem).

How to improve security when using IoT or Smart Home devices

How to improve security when using IoT or Smart Home devices

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home devices, our environments are becoming more connected however this comes with the compromise of security. So what is the best way to secure your network when using IoT or Smart Home devices?

Searching For Privacy

Searching For Privacy

Yes, it’s a little-known secret, but there are ways you can search the web without giving up your privacy. This post is simply to inform you of options besides the traditional search engines like Google and Internet Explorer.

Iris Recognition

Iris Recognition

Making the risk of data breach even greater, law enforcement often stores its iris biometrics on databases operated by vendors and other private third parties.

Privacy vs. security: Why the widespread use of encryption is essential to national security

Privacy vs. security: Why the widespread use of encryption is essential to national security

Most recently, the Australian government has waged a campaign to promote encryption backdoors, which would weaken the right to privacy and make us all less safe. Proponents of these kinds of laws say encrypted services, like WhatsApp or ProtonMail, allow criminals to plan and carry out attacks beyond the reach of police.

Google Online Security Blog: Announcing some security treats to protect you from attackers’ tricks

Verify critical security settings to help ensure your account isn’t vulnerable to additional attacks and that someone can’t access it via other means, like a recovery phone number or email address.

Apple's T2 security chip disconnects a MacBook's microphone when users close the lid

Apple's T2 security chip disconnects a MacBook's microphone when users close the lid

Apple revealed today that all new notebooks that come with a built-in T2 security chip will now disconnect the built-in microphone at the hardware level when users close their devices' lids.

An evolution in private messaging | Networks Asia

An evolution in private messaging | Networks Asia

The potential applications of distributed messaging networks, where users own their data, and privacy and security are in-built by design, are worthy of exploration.

Mobile Security: 5 Smart Tactics to Avoid Fake Apps

Mobile Security: 5 Smart Tactics to Avoid Fake Apps

There are least chances of getting a fake app from official sources such as Google Play or Apple’s App Store. You need to search for the developer to avoid the downloading of a fake app.

Nobody’s Cellphone Is Really That Secure

Nobody’s Cellphone Is Really That Secure

Given the wealth of insecurities and the array of eavesdropping techniques, it’s safe to say that lots of countries are spying on the phones of both foreign officials and their own citizens.

How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

Hackers were then able to use his email and password to gain access to his Twitter and Pinterest accounts. Tip #5: Send private text messages with Signal If you want reasonably private browsing (no system can ever be 100% secure), you should use Tor.

California Banned Default Passwords, But Will This Increase Security?

California Banned Default Passwords, But Will This Increase Security?

This law mandates that manufacturers preprogram a unique password for each individual device and that the user is required to change this password upon first login.

5 Reasons Privacy and IoT Are Incompatible

5 Reasons Privacy and IoT Are Incompatible

It’s in the wake of this heightened awareness of data privacy issues that we look at some of the IoT-based privacy violations of recent times. Data auditing can also offer the potential for abusive behavior tracking, however, auditing also has privacy implications.

How smart cameras are being used increasingly by retailers

How smart cameras are being used increasingly by retailers

Amazon is trialling a shop in which there are no checkouts: store CCTV cameras detect when shoppers pick up items, and users are billed via an app. Some of these systems are used for security, while others use facial recognition on CCTV footage to track where customers go within a shop.

6 Cybersecurity Tools You’ll Need to Know About in 2019

6 Cybersecurity Tools You’ll Need to Know About in 2019

Incapsula is another leading cybersecurity company offering a truly impressive array of cloud-based security and website acceleration services. Employees are rewarded for identifying components of real and simulated attacks via HoxHunt, creating a gamified user experience that helps detect gaps in personal threat response as well as company-wide vulnerabilities.

Why the NSA Called Me After Midnight and Requested My Source Code

Why the NSA Called Me After Midnight and Requested My Source Code

Maybe people would die, or at least Dave instilled that impression on me as he politely asked if I would be willing to give him my source code; all the while, apologizing for not being able to tell me anything more about the situation.

An ISP Left Corporate Passwords, Keys, and All its Data Exposed on the Internet

An ISP Left Corporate Passwords, Keys, and All its Data Exposed on the Internet

According to a new report by the security researchers at UpGuard, a Washington-based ISP by the name of Pocket iNet left 73 gigabytes of essential operational data publicly exposed in a misconfigured Amazon S3 storage bucket for months.

Experian Flaw Just Revealed PINs Protecting Credit Data

Experian Flaw Just Revealed PINs Protecting Credit Data

Experian’s site exposed the personal identification numbers — the PINs needed to thaw credit freezes — after users answered their security questions with a blanket answer: None of the above.

The Titan M Chip Powers Up Pixel 3 Security

The Titan M Chip Powers Up Pixel 3 Security

In order to use it to protect keys, that’s a reasonable thing to do, but you know there’s still going to be the risk of attacks like Spectre, Meltdown, and Rowhammer,” says Will Drewry, principle software engineer at Google, referring to prominent examples of pernicious hardware-based attacks.

3 Ways to Check if Your Gmail Account Has Been Hacked

3 Ways to Check if Your Gmail Account Has Been Hacked

These tips will be useful to all Gmail users including those without any current problems as it is always a good idea to keep an eye on your email accounts and to know how to monitor unusual activities.

Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it

Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it

We asked some of the most well-known smart home makers on the market if they plan to release a transparency report, or disclose the number of demands they receive for data from their smart home devices.

Major Centralized Systems are Hacked Multiple Times a Year

Major Centralized Systems are Hacked Multiple Times a Year

Downloads should be restricted, particularly on company laptops and systems which are linked to central servers where information is stored. should be restricted, particularly on company laptops and systems which are linked to central servers where information is stored.

Digital IDs Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Digital IDs Are More Dangerous Than You Think

In the design and deployment of Digital ID systems, we must advocate for the principles of data minimization, decentralization, consent, and limited access that reinforce our fundamental rights.

You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone's web privacy

You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone's web privacy

The researchers observe that a website can issue a new session identifier on every visit and "thus track a user indefinitely as long as the time between two visits does not exceed the session resumption lifetime of the user's browser."

Donald Daters app leaks user information hours after launch

Donald Daters app leaks user information hours after launch

A security researcher by the name Elliot Alderson broke the news on Twitter and outlined how he was able to download the entire user database. Sharing his findings, Alderson said that he was able to gain access to users’ names, profile pictures, device types and even private messages.

SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone – safenetwork – Medium

SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone – safenetwork – Medium

So as we approach SAFE-Fleming, we’ll be releasing code which in aggregate will solve many of the problems that remain unsolved for many of the other decentralised projects out there today — and creating a secure Network that solves the well-known problems of scalability and security.

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