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A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleges the popular free Virtual Private Network (VPN) service Hotspot Shield collects a large amount of data and intercepts user traffic. [Read More]
Bitdefender and Checkmarx publish reports describing vulnerabilities they found in popular Neo, VStarcam and Loftek IP cameras [Read More]
Interpol and Russian security firm Group-IB reveal the identities of alleged members of a pro-ISIS hacker group [Read More]
Researchers have shared details of an attack on an Amazon Echo that can compromise the device and listen to what users are saying to the device and much more. [Read More]
Virgin America, WestJet and Spirit alert customers and employees about breaches, data leaks and credential stuffing attacks [Read More]
Apple has removed software allowing internet users to skirt China's "Great Firewall" from its app store in the country. [Read More]
Hundreds of organizations may be exposing sensitive information via misconfigured Google Groups [Read More]
Tor launches public bug bounty program with rewards of up to $4,000 per vulnerability, depending on impact and severity [Read More]
Vulnerabilities found by researchers in the Segway miniPRO allow hackers to take control of the hoverboard and possibly cause injury to the rider [Read More]
A vulnerability dubbed by researchers Devil’s Ivy could affect millions of security cameras and other IoT devices [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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Lance Cottrell's picture
By surreptitiously monitoring and engaging with potential attackers and malware developers you can successfully gain information about emerging attack methods, patterns, and practices in the cyber underground.
Jim Ivers's picture
With the advent of connected devices, privacy and security have become tightly linked because theft of private data is often the goal of malicious attacks.
Jim Ivers's picture
Enlightened toy manufacturers likely begin to embrace the basic concepts of IoT security and build connected toys that can be trusted by parents.
Erin O’Malley's picture
Today, we expect ultimate convenience. But at what cost? More and more, I’m left wondering whether modern conveniences—grâce à today’s advanced technologies—are truly worth the risk.
Jim Ivers's picture
If a car’s systems can be hacked to disable critical systems, then attacks can also be used to extract information. Similar to IoT, if data is being collected, data can be exfiltrated.
David Holmes's picture
The portion of encrypted traffic keeps rising, so IT security administrators will be forced to do more SSL decryption if they are to get any value at all out of their fancy security tools.
David Holmes's picture
In the initial hours after the Paris attacks by Islamic terrorists, when the PlayStation 4 rumor was first circulating, I decided to see exactly what kind of encryption the PS4 uses for its messaging system.
James McFarlin's picture
U.S tech giants are playing a game of high-stakes global brinksmanship around who has rights to control their data, which impacts their European growth prospects, business models, and ultimately stock valuations.
Adam Firestone's picture
The misconception that Internet privacy equals anonymity must be dispelled if cyberspace is to be a secure and safe place. At the same time, mechanisms must be incorporated to ensure that communications remain confidential and resistant to unauthorized alteration by third parties.
Tal Be'ery's picture
The Google-backed "Certificate Transparency" initiative has gained much momentum and may have a real chance to amend the battered Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI).