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TikTok is being discouraged and the app may be banned

In recent news retail giant Amazon sent a memo to employees telling them to delete the popular social media app TikTok from their phones. In the memo it stated that the app would pose a security risk without going into details. Later the memo was withdrawn without an explanation except that it was sent in error. Are we curious yet, my dear Watson? What is
Publish At:2020-07-28 16:08 | Read:68 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy amazon Australia ban bytedance china india privacy r

Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Last week, a few major tech companies informed the public that they will not provide facial recognition software to law enforcement. These companies are concerned about the way in which their technology might be used. What happens when software that threatens our privacy falls into the hands of organization which we no longer trust? In general, being awar
Publish At:2020-06-18 13:50 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence Privacy ACLU AI amazon biometrics EF

Tech firms suspend use of ‘biased’ facial recognition technology

Amazon, IBM and now Microsoft ban the sale of facial recognition technology to police departments and are urging for federal laws to regulate its use. Microsoft has joined Amazon and IBM in banning the sale of facial recognition technology to police departments, the tech giants are also urging for federal laws to regulate the use of these solutions. Mi
Publish At:2020-06-14 15:48 | Read:376 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Amazon IBM information security new

Smart speakers mistakenly eavesdrop up to 19 times a day

byDanny BradburyThat smart home speaker isn’t listening to everything you say, according to new research – but it is listening a lot more than it should. Researchers have found some speakers activating by mistake up to 19 times each day.Virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa are programmed not to listen to your conversation constantly. Instead, t
Publish At:2020-02-25 09:11 | Read:475 | Comments:0 | Tags:Amazon Apple Google Machine Learning Microsoft Privacy Alexa

Ring makes 2FA mandatory to keep hackers out of your doorbell account

byLisa VaasLeery of losing microseconds of your life by using two-factor authentication (2FA) to keep your stuff safe from hackers?Alas for you, but hurray for security. Bit by bit, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a wee bit more secure: last week, Google announced that it would soon begin forcing users of its Nest gadgets to use 2FA, and this week, s
Publish At:2020-02-20 07:51 | Read:669 | Comments:0 | Tags:2-factor Authentication Amazon IoT Security threats 2FA cred

A week in security (December 2 – December 8)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took a look at a new version of the IcedID Trojan, described web skimmers up to no good, and took a deep dive into containerization. We also explored a report bringing bad news for organizations and insider threats, and threw a spotlight on a video game phish attack. Other cybersecurity news Delivery firm runs into trouble
Publish At:2019-12-09 16:50 | Read:939 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon bank buckets phish week in securit

Please don’t buy this: smart doorbells

Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, the two shopping holidays were just precursors to the larger Christmas season—a time of year when online packages pile high on doorsteps and front porches around the world. According to some companies, it’s only logical to want to protect these packages from theft, and wouldn’t it just so happen that t
Publish At:2019-12-09 16:50 | Read:965 | Comments:0 | Tags:Please don't buy this amazon August View Bitdefender black f

Google chief warns visitors about smart speakers in his home

byLisa VaasApparently caught off-guard by a question from the BBC, Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh made up a privacy etiquette rule on the spot last week when he said that yes, homeowners should tell guests that they’ve got smart speakers running in their homes.At any rate, that’s what he does, he said.Here’s his reported response after
Publish At:2019-10-22 05:45 | Read:1233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Amazon Google IoT Privacy Alexa Amazon Echo eavesdropping Go

A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we tried to unlock the future of the password (its vulnerabilities, current alternatives, and possible future disappearance), analyzed the lagging response by many businesses in adopting a patch for Pulse VPN vulnerability, looked at Instagram’s bulked-up security against phishing emails scams, and were reminded that ransomwar
Publish At:2019-10-21 16:50 | Read:1308 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon Dark Web domestic abuse domestic a

A week in security (October 7 – 13)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we peered into the possible future of cybersecurity insurance, described the process for securing today’s managed service provider, and provided an in-depth explainer on the business espionage tactic known as “war shipping.” Further, in considering the intersection of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and National Dom
Publish At:2019-10-14 23:20 | Read:1236 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon body cams bots chrome cybersecurit

New Apple gear and bizarre Amazon hardware – Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 102

This week on the Intego Mac Podcast, episode 102…It hasn't been long, but Apple has already released iOS 13.1, and iPad OS 13.1, both initially scheduled for next week. (Of course, Apple waited until after we recorded this week's episode to release iOS 13.1.1 and iPadOS 13.1.1.) Josh and Kirk discuss these updates, an Apple security advisory about third-part
Publish At:2019-09-27 22:10 | Read:1219 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To Intego Mac Security Podcast Alexa Amazon Amazon Echo

A week in security (September 16 -22)

Last week on Labs, we sounded the alarm about the relaunch of Emotet, one of the year’s most dangerous forms of malware, with a new spam campaign. We also reported on how international students in UK are targeted by visa scammers, what CEOs think about a potential US data privacy law, and introduced Malwarebytes Browser Guard. Finally, we looked at the
Publish At:2019-09-23 23:25 | Read:1349 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon Browser guard data destruction edu

Hacking with AWS: incorporating leaky buckets into your OSINT workflow

Penetration testing is often conducted by security researchers to help organizations identify holes in their security and fix them, before cybercriminals have the chance. While there’s no malicious intent for the researcher, part of his job is to think and act like a cybercriminal would when hacking, or attempting to breach, an enterprise network. T
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:1673 | Comments:0 | Tags:Researcher's corner amazon aws AWS buckets data hacking Inte

Another unsecured AWS S3 bucket exposed 4 million Time Warner Cable subscriber records

Experts reported that the AWS S3 storage containing subscriber data was left open by freelancers who handled web applications for the Time Warner Cable. A few days ago, researchers discovered of thousands of resumes of US Military and intel contractors left unsecured on an Amazon server, now roughly four million Time Warner Cable customers in the US were exp
Publish At:2017-09-06 05:15 | Read:4283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Amazon AWS S3 cloud storag

Hotel booking service Groupize allegedly exposed sensitive data contained in unsecured AWS storage bucket

Security researchers discovered that hotel booking service Groupize allegedly exposed sensitive data contained in unsecured AWS storage bucket Security experts continue to discover unsecured AWS storage bucket leaking sensitive data. Last discovery in order of time is an AWS storage related to the hotel booking service Groupize, it was discovered by Kromtech
Publish At:2017-08-23 05:05 | Read:4285 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Amazon AWS data leak Groupize Maci

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