Security

  • Sen. Al Franken Not Happy With Uber’s Evasive Responses On Privacy

    Sen. Al Franken Not Happy With Uber’s Evasive Responses On Privacy

    Senator Al Franken is critical of Uber’s response to the concerns he raised around privacy — specifically complaining that it lacks detail and that the company’s three page letter avoids answering some of his questions. Read More

  • Why It’s Right To Report On The Sony Hack

    Why It’s Right To Report On The Sony Hack

    “No one’s private life can totally withstand public scrutiny,” reads an NYT op-ed penned by screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin, angrily blasting the media for reporting the private details revealed through the recent hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, in what’s shaping up to be one of the largest corporate data breaches to date. “…Every news outlet… Read More

  • Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce File Amicus Brief To Back Microsoft In Irish Cloud Data Appeal

    Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce File Amicus Brief To Back Microsoft In Irish Cloud Data Appeal

    Microsoft’s got some more support today in its ongoing appeal and wider campaign against the U.S. government over how the latter requests customer data from the cloud, and specifically when the servers where the data is stored are located outside the U.S.. Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce and Infor have come together to file an amicus brief in support of Microsoft’s position… Read More

  • The Founder’s Guide To Email Security

    The Founder’s Guide To Email Security

    With the horror of the Sony Pictures breach unfolding in slow motion before us, we are reminded that operational security – OpSec – is absolutely key at any company. Whether or not you traffic in high-value data, the expectation that your servers are secure enough and that your data is worthless is foolhardy. You will be compromised and it will hurt. Read More

  • Mobile Ad Firms Spotted Serving Up Malware Posing As Google Play Apps

    Mobile Ad Firms Spotted Serving Up Malware Posing As Google Play Apps

    Malware creators have historically found creative ways to distribute their malicious wares across PC networks, and now they’ve turned their attention to mobile. In 2013, for example, there were a few high-profile cases where security firms like Palo Alto Networks and Lookout discovered how malware was being distributed through rogue mobile ad networks to Android devices. Today… Read More

  • Following Numerous Data Breaches, Dashlane And LastPass Apps Can Now Reset Passwords For You

    Following Numerous Data Breaches, Dashlane And LastPass Apps Can Now Reset Passwords For You

    Data breaches like the ones at Target, Neiman Marcus, Staples, Home Depot, and most recently Bebe, are now exceedingly common. Combined with large-scale security incidents like Heartbleed, web users are often asked to quickly change their account passwords to protect themselves against further attacks. Unfortunately, doing so is easier said than done – users tend to re-use their… Read More

  • Blackphone Confirms Privacy-Focused App Store And Device Sandboxes Incoming

    Blackphone Confirms Privacy-Focused App Store And Device Sandboxes Incoming

    BlackPhone, the post-Snowden, pro-privacy Android smartphone joint venture between secure comms company Silent Circle and phone maker Geeksphone, has confirmed it will be adding an app store to its PrivatOS in an update early next year, and also a sandboxing feature called Spaces. Read More

  • Report: Iran Developing System To ID Any Internet User

    Report: Iran Developing System To ID Any Internet User

    The government of Iran is no stranger to using its power to restrict Internet freedoms in its country, blocking millions of websites when they have run counter to religious or political beliefs. Now it sounds like it plans to take that another step further: engineers are developing a system to identify any individual in the country who goes online, according to a report in the AFP (via… Read More

  • Retailer Bebe Confirms Payment Card Data Breach

    Retailer Bebe Confirms Payment Card Data Breach

    Another day, another payment card data breach. In what’s now becoming routine news, this morning retailer Bebe is confirming a security incident that took place over the busy holiday shopping period in November which saw attackers stealing customer’s names, account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes from cards swiped in stores. The breach occurred during the dates… Read More

  • Dropbox For Business Launches An Enterprise Tools API To Fight Box

    Dropbox For Business Launches An Enterprise Tools API To Fight Box

    Dropbox’s frilly consumer brand and lack of hardcore enterprise security features has kept its “For Business” software from scoring more corporate clients. But an internal-only Dropbox launch plan attained by TechCrunch says that’s about to change with the release of a Dropbox For Business API. Scheduled to be announced Wednesday (though this leak could change that)… Read More

  • The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie

    The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie

    If you’re building a tech product that has anything to do with photos then you’re probably feeling an uncomfortable sense of déjà vu lately, and it has to do with data security. It had become so routine that throughout the fall it was hard to imagine a Monday without hearing about another set of iCloud photos that been hacked during the weekend. Read More

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