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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of June 20, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of June 20, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Over a Dozen Flaws Found in Siemens’ Industrial Network Manag
Publish At:2022-06-27 06:20 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:VERT News Chrome critical vulnerability tracking WordPress s

Firefox stops advertisers tracking you as you browse, calls itself the most “private and secure major browser̶

Cookies are in the news as Mozilla rolls out significant privacy changes for Firefox. The idea is to dramatically lessen the risk of privacy-invading tracking across websites without your knowledge. Tracking cookies have been a hot topic in recent months, as advertisers try switching to other methods of tracking. Will this make a noticeable difference to peo
Publish At:2022-06-15 13:00 | Read:340 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy cookie jar cookies firefox privacy total cookie prot

Parental controls: What they can and can’t do for you

Parental controls can be useful to limit the risks your children run into online, but you should know up front that they cannot eliminate every risk out there. Parents and adults everywhere are understandably having a hard time keeping up with the favored social networks of children and adolescents, and that’s because the more “grown-ups” who sign u
Publish At:2022-06-03 12:59 | Read:299 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy access scheduling block list eductaion parental cont

AirTag stalking: What is it, and how can I avoid it?

More voices are being raised against the use of everyday technology repurposed to attack and stalk people. Most recently, it’s reported that Ohio has proposed a new bill in relation to electronic tagging devices. The bill, aimed at making short work of a loophole allowing people with no stalking or domestic violence record to use tracking devices, i
Publish At:2022-05-17 12:59 | Read:483 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy AirTags Android Apple harassment Mobile privacy safe

The Challenge of Asset Tracking in Industrial Environments

Asset inventory is a significant part of a comprehensive security plan for all organizations.  After all, if you do not know what assets you have, then you cannot manage them.  Even a small company can amass a surprisingly large amount of assets.  It is no surprise that accounting for all of these assets can be like chasing a moving target, as
Publish At:2022-03-08 02:07 | Read:1828 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security asset discovery asset management industrial env

Why Do Users Name Their “FBI Surveillance Van” Wi-Fi?

January 24, 2022 4 0 Author: Billie Walden Why Do Users Name Their “FBI Surveillance Van” Wi-Fi?
Publish At:2022-01-24 06:45 | Read:2345 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Data Surveillance Tracking FBI

What’s Wrong with Amazon Echo Privacy?

October 01, 2021 13 0 Author: Amanda Johnson What’s Wrong with Amazon Echo Privacy? Intelligent speaker
Publish At:2021-10-01 08:09 | Read:2731 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Social Media Surveillance Tracking

Google, geofence warrants, and you

Another day, another example of how the data sharing choices we make can come back to haunt us. The Guardian reports a Florida resident finding his bike ride data requested by law enforcement. This is due to his route taking him close to the scene of a burglary a year earlier. According to the report, he had just seven days to put something in front of a
Publish At:2021-09-22 07:24 | Read:1310 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy beacons geofence Google law enforcement privacy sear

WhatsApp Moderators Can View Users’ Private Messages

September 17, 2021 5 0 Author: Amanda Johnson WhatsApp Moderators Can View Users’ Private Messages
Publish At:2021-09-17 09:15 | Read:3167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Data Social Media Tracking

Is Google Hangouts Safe?

September 13, 2021 25 0 Author: Billie Walden Is Google Hangouts Safe? It’s no secret that the so
Publish At:2021-09-13 09:14 | Read:1360 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Data Internet Privacy Tracking

Thief pulls off colossal, $600m crypto-robbery …and gives the money back

The largest crypto-robbery in history is rapidly turning into the most bizarre as well. Let’s start at the beginning… In an apparent scream for mercy, 21 hours ago the Poly Network Team reached out via Twitter to “hacker(s)” that had managed to transfer roughly $600 million in digital tokens out of its control and into separate cryptocurrency
Publish At:2021-08-11 11:57 | Read:3219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports Binance bitcoin defi Ethereum government regulation

Use QR codes securely: how to avoid fraudsters and fake codes

July 28, 2021 20 0 Author: Amanda Johnson Use QR codes securely: how to avoid fraudsters and fake codes
Publish At:2021-07-28 09:10 | Read:1571 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Cybersecurity Data Hacking Internet Tracking

We have had backdoors in our smartphones for 20 years

July 23, 2021 6 0 Author: Amanda Johnson We have had backdoors in our smartphones for 20 years Sometime
Publish At:2021-07-23 07:49 | Read:1789 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Cybersecurity Encryption Law Surveillance Tracking

China launches facial recognition system to track underage gamers

July 21, 2021 2 0 Author: Amanda Johnson China launches facial recognition system to track underage gamers
Publish At:2021-07-21 07:10 | Read:1894 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Censorship Internet News Privacy Tracking

What is internet Censorship Like in Zimbabwe?

July 14, 2021 5 0 Author: Amanda Johnson What is internet Censorship Like in Zimbabwe? How much do you
Publish At:2021-07-14 08:22 | Read:1440 | Comments:0 | Tags:Censorship Internet Social Media Tracking


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