In a report by The Information, the developers were said to have accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior when it comes to how apps can access user location data.
But it’s absurd to think that the “human-embedded option,” which is basically a code (private key) embedded in an RFID chip, the same one you use to access your gym, is the wave of the future.
It's been well over a year since it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users to target advertising for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users. Researchers with VPNMentor have discovered a massive leak in biometric security platform BioStar 2, which uses facial recognition and fingerprint scanning as part of its means to identify users.
The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan police, defence contractors and banks.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chair Rod Sims has used his speech at the Melbourne Press Club to reignite discussions on the market dominance of digital platforms such as Facebook and Google, and at what cost that comes to a consumer's privacy.
Back in April, Microsoft security researchers observed the infamous Russian-backed hacking group STRONTIUM (also known as Fancy Bear or APT28) compromising popular IoT devices (a VOIP phone, an office printer, and a video decoder) across multiple customer locations.
He said that all too often cloud admins don’t choose the correct configuration settings, leaving EBS snapshots inadvertently public and unencrypted. Morris found dozens of snapshots exposed publicly in one region alone, he said, including application keys, critical user or administrative credentials, source code and more.
The problem lies in the fact that Electron ASAR files themselves are not encrypted or signed, allowing them to be modified without changing the signature of the affected applications.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canada has to find a balance between internet privacy and the needs of law enforcement in the midst of a long-simmering dispute among Five Eyes countries and tech companies about encryption “backdoors.”.
Apple plans to restrict how apps implement internet voice call functionality, which currently could allow mobile software to collect data while running in the background, according to a new report from The Information.
The digital bank Monzo has urged nearly 480,000 customers to change their pins after it left banking information exposed to unauthorised staff for six months.
Starting since version 1.30 , the Mac, Linux, and Windows Private Internet Access (PIA) desktop clients have come with the ability to change the selected Name Server from PIA’s Domain Name System (DNS) servers to using one of PIA’s Handshake Name System (HNS) servers.
The company said in a brief blog post that user profile information, including names and usernames, gender and city data was taken by an “unauthorized third party.” Email addresses, size preferences and scrambled passwords were also taken.
Representatives from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand recently finished a two day meeting in London where the countries renewed their commitment to seeking encryption backdoors from technology companies around the world. Private Internet Access continues to protest against government encroachment on tech companies and will never built in any encryption backdoors or ghost protocols.
It aspires to be a central outlet for the study of all manner of internet abuse, assembling for visiting researchers the necessary machine learning tools, big data analysts, and perhaps most importantly, access to major tech platforms' user data—a key to the project that may hinge on which tech firms cooperate, and to what degree.
Users recently reported that they noticed that the Netflix Android application requested access to physical activity data. The permission that requests access to the device’s physical activity sensors includes motion detection and movement information, generated by sensors on Android devices.
“The Five Eyes are united that tech firms should not develop their systems and services, including end-to-end encryption, in ways that empower criminals or put vulnerable people at risk,” said British Home Secretary Priti Patel.
New Home Secretary Priti Patel, pictured last week in London, is having discussions with Britain's Five Eyes intelligence allies about combating cyber threats and having better access to encrypted messages.
But I wanted to share an earlier experience of working with the Ecuadorian government to ensure the cyber and data security of my home nation. We restructured the security backbone of all Registration Institutions and National Public Data Recording Address (DINARDAP Spanish acronym), by implementing endpoint, perimetral, database security amongst others.
Decentralized blockchains with specific protocols such like Tide help organizations to encrypt their sensitive data and provide a strict framework for accessing it, protecting against security breaches and helping meet privacy regulation.
But how did a lone subject access request , one of the eight rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), expose Cambridge Analytica?
When you add a work email address to your phone, you’ll likely be asked to install something called a Mobile Device Management (MDM) profile. MDM profiles, paired with device management tools, allow companies to track employee phones in a single dashboard.
People worldwide are encountering cyberattacks like getting their computers infected by malware and letting others access their webcams or microphones. With a malicious code a hacker can easily control your computer and perform many different actions like access your webcam.