Speakers at Virus Bulletin painted grim pictures of the threats to physical safety and civil liberties posed by commercial spyware and high-end surveillance software often sold to governments.
Browsing Tag: Privacy
IOActive analyzed 21 mobile stock trading platforms and found vulnerabilities that put transactions and personal information at risk. Of the 13 firms notified, only two acknowledged the disclosure.
Verizon is the latest company to leak confidential data through an exposed Amazon S3 bucket.
Tor Project developers recently bolstered Orfox, a Tor Browser for Android devices, to help privacy-conscious mobile browsers better customize their security.
Thousands of resumes and job applications from U.S. military veterans, law enforcement, and others were leaked by a recruiting vendor in an unsecured AWS S3 bucket.
The Onliner spambot, Google’s forthcoming Not Secure warnings for Chrome, the WireX botnet, Sarahah privacy and more are discussed.
Researchers have come up with a way to blind ISPs and attackers in a man-in-the-middle position to network traffic emanating from smart home devices.
The anonymous messaging app Sarahah says it plans to remove a feature that uploads users contacts, including phone numbers and email addresses to the company’s servers, in the next update.
The news of the week is discussed, including the AWS S3 leaks, Zerodium’s bounty on messaging app zero days, Ropemaker, and cobot vulnerabilities.
Personal and business data belonging to Boston area meeting and hotel booking provider Groupize was discovered in a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services S3 bucket, which has since been locked down.