Do the latest moves from Google threaten our privacy?

Two announcements from Google, both seem reasonable under the circumstances, both have privacy implications, however.   We all agree; these are exceptional times. They call for exceptional measures — as long as they are reversed when things go back to normal.   Google itself has delayed an update to Chrome concerning third party cookies. Meanwhile […]

#Privacy: Microsoft discloses new security vulnerability

Microsoft has published an advisory regarding a new remote code execution vulnerability currently being exploited by attackers.  In the advisory, Microsoft stated that it had become aware of “limited targeted attacks that could leverage un-patched vulnerabilities in the Adobe Type Manager Library.” “Two remote code execution vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft Windows when the Windows Adobe […]

#Privacy: Security of RSA certifications comes under scrutiny

Researchers at cyber security firm Keyfactor have found encrypted weaknesses within RSA certification, leaving Internet of Things (IoT) devices vulnerable to attack.  RSA algorithm has become one of the most popular encryption techniques to secure data transmission.  “The security of RSA relies on the inability of another party to determine two randomly-chosen prime numbers from […]

#Privacy: Thanksgiving eCards found spreading malware

Malicious Thanksgiving Day eCards are now distributing the Emotet Trojan and other malware. Discovered by BleepingComputer, a new malicious email campaign, attached with a malicious Word document disguising itself as a Thanksgiving Day Greeting Card, has been unearthed. The email appears to be sent from someone sending the greeting card and wishing the victim a […]

#Privacy: Huge growth predicted in smart stadium market

The global smart stadium market size is expected to reach $21bn by 2025, expanding at a 20.9% CAGR over the forecast period, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing focus on engaging and entertaining the fans at stadiums, coupled with stringent security regulations framed by sports governing bodies are among the key factors driving the market […]

Smart home vendor leaks 2 billion records

The Chinese company, Orvibo, has leaked more than two billion records containing customers’ sensitive data due to an exposed database.  Researchers, Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, at vpnMentor discovered the database mid-June, and found that the exposed Orvibo database had included “over 2 billion logs that record everything”.  Orvibo is a company that manages smart […]

Facebook reveals details on new cryptocurrency Libra

Libra will allow users worldwide to make financial transactions starting from 2020. The digital currency is described as a “global, digitally native, reserve-backed cryptocurrency built on the foundation of blockchain technology”. It allows individuals that may not necessarily have a bank account to transfer money and use it as a method of payment. Authors of […]