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ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as a new, legislative proposal focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to more easily pack up their user data and take it to a competing service—perhaps one that better respects their data privacy. The new bill would also require certain t
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:77 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ACCESS Act Apple Pages Big Tech Center for Democracy

Data collectors

Who owns data owns the world. And with the Internet taking over much of our daily lives, it has become far easier and faster to receive, collect, and analyze data. The average user cannot even imagine how much data gets collected on them. Besides technical information (for example, about a smartphone) harvested by a manufacturer to patch vulnerabilities, com
Publish At:2019-10-23 06:05 | Read:275 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications advertising networks Data Protection 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:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Amazon Google IoT Privacy Alexa Amazon Echo eavesdropping Go

APT trends report Q3 2019

For more than two years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. The summaries are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. They a
Publish At:2019-10-16 06:25 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Apple iOS APT Browser Chinese-speaking

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:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon body cams bots chrome cybersecurit

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:397 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon Browser guard data destruction edu

YouTube ordered to cough up $170M settlement over COPPA infraction

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has required Google and YouTube to pay a settlement fee totaling $170 million after its video-sharing platform was found violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The complaint was filed by the FTC and the New York Attorney General, with the former set to receive the penalt
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Childrens Online Privacy Protect Act Common Sense Me

Google sets Android security updates rules but enforcement is unclear

The vendor requirements for Android are a strange and mysterious thing but a new leak claims Google has added language to force manufacturers to push more regular Android security updates. According to The Verge, Google’s latest contract will require OEMs to supply Android security updates for two years and provide at least four updates within the firs
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:05 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Google Apps Google Play Store Security update

Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report is a wary first step

Reading through Google’s first quarterly Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report feels like a mix of missed opportunities and déjà vu all over again. Much of what is in the new Android ecosystem security report is data that has been part of Google’s annual Android Security Year in Review report, including the rates of potentially harmful a
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:05 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Android security Google

Safari, Chrome, Firefox: Which is the most private browser for Mac?

Everyone needs a web browser, and while Safari comes pre-installed on Macs, many people choose to use a different browser. You may want to do this for compatibility reasons—there may be sites or services you use that Safari doesn't handle correctly—or because you use a different browser at work; if you want to be able to sync bookmarks and history from your
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:433 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Brow

Is Safari the most private browser for iPhone and iPad?

If there's one app that just about everyone uses on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it's a web browser. You use your browser to get information, to shop, and for entertainment. iOS devices come with Apple's Safari browser pre-installed, but you can use a different browser if you wish. Unfortunately, on iOS you can't set a different browser as the default,
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:289 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

OpenSSL patches vulnerabilities discovered with Google OSS-Fuzz fuzzing service

OpenSSL patches two low and medium severity vulnerabilities that were discovered by using Google’s open source OSS-Fuzz fuzzing service. The medium severity vulnerability tracked as CVE-2017-3736 was addressed with the release of OpenSSL 1.1.0g and 1.0.2m. The flaw is a carry propagating bug in the x86_64 Montgomery squaring procedure, it affects processors
Publish At:2017-11-03 08:40 | Read:4068 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Google OpenSSL. encryption os

Google launched Google Play Security Reward bug bounty program to protect apps in Play Store

Google has launched Google Play Security Reward, the bug bounty program that will pay $1,000 rewards for flaws in popular apps. Google has officially launched a bug bounty program for Android apps on Google Play Store, a measure that aims to improve the security of Android apps. The initiative, called Google Play Security Reward, will involve the security c
Publish At:2017-10-22 06:06 | Read:3635 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile bug bounty program Google Googl

Google’s Security Research Team Identifies and Fixes 7 Vulnerabilities in Dnsmasq

Google security experts disclosed seven distinct vulnerabilities in the Dnsmasq software package. Regardless of what you may think of Google as a company, it is difficult to criticize their prolific and in-depth security research. The latest example is their disclosure of seven distinct issues in the Dnsmasq software package. From the authors’ website,
Publish At:2017-10-03 09:45 | Read:2733 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking DHCP DNS Dnsmasq Google

The hacker Kuroi’SH defaced the official Google Brazil domain

A hacker using the online moniker of ‘Kuroi’SH’ defaced the Google Brazil domain on Tuesday afternoon, this isn’t the first high-profile target he breached. A hacker using the online moniker of ‘Kuroi’SH’ defaced the official Google Brazil domain on Tuesday afternoon. The defaced page displayed a message greeting his friends for
Publish At:2017-09-18 18:30 | Read:2901 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Brazil defacement Google Huroi'SH

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