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May 22, 2018

A ballot initiative was recently proposed in California to give consumers privacy rights similar to those granted by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The initiative, called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, would make it possible for residents of the state to find out how businesses handle their personal data...

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May 18, 2018

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward Markey (D-MA) have formally requested the FTC to begin an investigation into Google for tracking the location of Android users.

The request follows news originally reported by Quartz, that Google’s location services are actively tracking Android users with a very high degree of detail and sophistication, and the company...

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May 16, 2018
Another Facebook Compromise

It would be easy to confuse recent news that data belonging to 3 million Facebook users was exposed online with the Cambridge Analytica debacle that involved 87 million users. Both stories have their origin stories among researchers at Cambridge University.

This compromise was unearthed by investigative reporters at New Scientist who found that the data from millions of Facebook users who had used a popular personality app developed by researchers from Cambridge...

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May 14, 2018

If you don't think cybersecurity is a selling point these days, you're probably not doing as well as you could be--no matter what it is you do in digital. Larry Ellison is dialed into this new home truth, and may well be poised to overtake ...

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May 11, 2018

KnowB4’s chief hacking officer Kevin Mitnick released a video that should send shudders down the spine of anyone using 2-factor authentication.

Implementing a standard attack mode, in this case a spoofed invitation to connect from LinkedIn, Mitnick demonstrates how a hacker can bypass the multi-factor authentication bydint of session recording malware.

This hack captures all the information needed for an account takeover: user name, password and the authenticated...

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May 10, 2018
Election security

The front lines in defending the security and privacy of voting against enemies include the localities who manage the voting precinct on election day. The cities and counties need to be just as vigilant as states when it comes to protecting the vote. 

In the past, the voting process wasn’t seen as a target for hackers, but the 2016 presidential elections revealed a new way of thinking. State actors have been determined to have at least...

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