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Apple Issues Security Updates
Quick Hits  |  11/13/2020  | 
Vulnerabilities found in three most recent versions of macOS.
FTC Announces Consent Agreement With Zoom
Quick Hits  |  11/9/2020  | 
The agreement covers Zoom's misleading statements on security for its audio and video calling.
Data Privacy Gets Solid Upgrade With Early Adopters
News  |  11/9/2020  | 
The United Kingdom and the regional government of Flanders kick off four pilots of the Solid data-privacy technology from World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, which gives users more control of their data.
How to Increase Voter Turnout & Reduce Fraud
Commentary  |  10/29/2020  | 
Digital identity verification has advanced, both technologically and legislatively. Is it the answer to simpler, safer voting?
Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
News  |  10/21/2020  | 
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
Coalition Pokes Five Eyes on Call for Backdoors
Quick Hits  |  10/13/2020  | 
The Five Eyes international law enforcement group had called for implementing backdoors for law enforcement in all encryption implementations.
Where Are the 'Great Exits' in the Data Security Market?
Commentary  |  10/13/2020  | 
If data security were a student, its report card would read "Not performing to potential." Here's why.
Biometric Data Collection Demands Scrutiny of Privacy Law
News  |  10/2/2020  | 
An IT lawyer digs into the implications of collecting biometric data, why it can't be anonymized, and what nations are doing about it.
'Father of Identity Theft' Sentenced to 207 Months
Quick Hits  |  10/2/2020  | 
James Jackson was convicted of mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, access device fraud, and theft of mail last year.
Struggling to Secure Remote IT? 3 Lessons from the Office
Commentary  |  9/17/2020  | 
The great remote work experiment has exacerbated existing challenges and exposed new gaps, but there are things to be learned from office challenges.
Simplify Your Privacy Approach to Overcome CCPA Challenges
Commentary  |  9/15/2020  | 
By building a privacy-forward culture from the ground up and automating processes, organizations can simplify their approach to privacy and be prepared for any upcoming regulations.
Two Years on from GDPR: Has It Driven Growth in Cybersecurity Insurance?
News  |  9/10/2020  | 
Whilst GDPR has put the spotlight on data privacy and cyber issues, there are other more prominent trends that are driving a greater take-up of cyber insurance, says Ben Maidment, Class Underwriter Cyber, Physical & Technology at Brit Insurance.
VPNs: The Cyber Elephant in the Room
Commentary  |  9/8/2020  | 
While virtual private networks once boosted security, their current design doesn't fulfill the evolving requirements of today's modern enterprise.
8 Frequently Asked Questions on Organizations' Data Protection Programs
Commentary  |  9/8/2020  | 
Adherence to data protection regulations requires a multidisciplinary approach that has the commitment of all employees. Expect to be asked questions like these.
Warner Music Group Admits Breach
Quick Hits  |  9/4/2020  | 
The months-long breach hit financial details for customers.
Don't Forget Cybersecurity on Your Back-to-School List
Commentary  |  9/2/2020  | 
School systems don't seem like attractive targets, but they house lots of sensitive data, such as contact information, grades, health records, and more.
ISO 27701 Paves the Way for a Strategic Approach to Privacy
Commentary  |  9/1/2020  | 
As the first certifiable international privacy management standard, ISO 27701 is a welcome addition to the existing set of common security frameworks.
Banks and the New Abnormal
Commentary  |  8/20/2020  | 
Banks have hesitated to adopt many strong security practices, and for understandable reasons. But now is the time to be bold.
With iOS's Privacy Nutrition Label, Apple Upstages Regulators
Commentary  |  8/13/2020  | 
New iOS privacy features require developers to disclose what data they're collecting, how they're using it, and with whom they share it.
EU-US Privacy Shield Dissolution: What Happens Next?
Commentary  |  8/11/2020  | 
In a world that isn't private by design, security and liability implications for US-based cloud companies are huge.
17 Essential Stats About the State of Consumer Privacy
Slideshows  |  8/11/2020  | 
These illuminating numbers offer a glimpse into current consumer attitudes and enterprise readiness for protecting their customers' personal data.
On 'Invisible Salamanders' and Insecure Messages
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Cornell researcher Paul Grubbsdiscusses how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages.
Why Confidential Computing Is a Game Changer
Commentary  |  8/5/2020  | 
Confidential Computing is a transformational technology that should be part of every enterprise cloud deployment. It's time to start unlocking the possibilities together.
Citizens Are Increasingly Worried About How Companies Use Their Data
News  |  7/30/2020  | 
With data privacy important to almost every American, more than two-thirds of those surveyed say they don't trust companies to ethically sell their data.
Banning TikTok Won't Solve Our Privacy Problems
Commentary  |  7/24/2020  | 
Preventing the use of an apps based solely on its country of origin (no matter how hostile) is merely a Band-Aid that won't fully address all privacy and security concerns.
Data Privacy Challenges for California COVID-19 Contact Tracing Technology
Commentary  |  7/23/2020  | 
Developers, governments, and regulators must work with the cybersecurity industry to apply rigorous standards to contact-tracing apps to make sure that the societal impact of COVID-19 doesn't extend into personal privacy.
The State of Hacktivism in 2020
News  |  7/21/2020  | 
Activism via hacking might not be as noisy as it once was, but it hasn't been silenced yet.
The Data Privacy Loophole Federal Agencies Are Still Missing
Commentary  |  7/21/2020  | 
Why knowledge-based authentication is leaving federal contact centers vulnerable to an increasingly sophisticated hacker community.
England 'Test and Trace' Program Violates GDPR Privacy Law
Quick Hits  |  7/20/2020  | 
The UK government confirms the program launched in May without a Data Protection Impact Assessment, as required under GDPR.
EU Court Ruling Means New Global Protections for EU Customer Data
Quick Hits  |  7/16/2020  | 
The ruling in a case involving Facebook means that international companies must provide EU-level privacy controls for EU-generated data no matter where it's stored or transferred.
Making Sense of EARN IT & LAED Bills' Implications for Crypto
News  |  7/2/2020  | 
After Senate Judiciary Committee pushes EARN IT Act a step closer to ratification, raising further concerns for privacy advocates, here's what to know.
Considerations for Seamless CCPA Compliance
Commentary  |  7/2/2020  | 
Three steps to better serve consumers, ensure maximum security, and achieve compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Employees Say They're Working From Home Without Security Guidance
Quick Hits  |  6/22/2020  | 
Working from home is new for many enterprise employees, yet many say they've received little in the way of new training or technology to keep them safe.
Zoom Changes Course on End-to-End Encryption
Quick Hits  |  6/17/2020  | 
The videoconferencing company now says it will offer end-to-end encryption to all users beginning in July.
3 Things Wilderness Survival Can Teach Us About Email Security
Commentary  |  6/17/2020  | 
It's a short hop from shows like 'Naked and Afraid' and 'Alone' to your email server and how you secure it
The Telehealth Attack Surface
Commentary  |  6/10/2020  | 
Amid the surge in digital healthcare stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, security is taking a backseat to usability.
CSO's Guide to 'Employee-First' Security Operations During COVID-19 & Beyond
Commentary  |  6/9/2020  | 
As the work-at-home environment continues to inform new ways of doing business, it's important that security teams remain flexible and ready for change.
The Privacy & Security Outlook for Businesses Post-COVID-19
Commentary  |  6/5/2020  | 
Long-term business needs -- and the ethical implications that result -- don't simply go away just because we're navigating a global health crisis.
Google Faces $5B Lawsuit for Tracking Users in Incognito Mode
Quick Hits  |  6/3/2020  | 
A proposed class-action lawsuit accuses Google of collecting browser data from people who used "private" mode.
GDPR Enforcement Loosens Amid Pandemic
News  |  5/27/2020  | 
The European Union has given some organizations more breathing room to remedy violations, yet no one should think regulators are planning to abandon the privacy legislation in the face of COVID-19.
The Problem with Automating Data Privacy Technology
Commentary  |  5/13/2020  | 
Managing complex and nuanced consumer rights requests presents a unique challenge for enterprises in today's regulated world of GDPR and CCPA. Here's why.
Coronavirus, Data Privacy & the New Online Social Contract
Commentary  |  5/12/2020  | 
How governments can protect personal privacy in contact tracing while saving peoples' lives
Mac RAT Rides 2FA App Onto Systems
Quick Hits  |  5/7/2020  | 
The new macOS remote access Trojan from the Lazarus Group uses a two-factor authentication app as its delivery mechanism.
The Price of Fame? Celebrities Face Unique Hacking Threats
News  |  5/6/2020  | 
Hackers are hitting the sports industry hard on social media and luring quarantined consumers with offers of free streaming services, a new report shows.
Industrial Networks' Newest Threat: Remote Users
Commentary  |  5/1/2020  | 
We know remote working isn't going away anytime soon, so it's crucial we be extra vigilant about security for industrial networks and critical infrastructure.
FBI Warns of BEC Dangers
Quick Hits  |  4/6/2020  | 
A new PSA warns of attacks launched against users of two popular cloud-based email systems.
Facebook Got Tagged, but Not Hard Enough
Commentary  |  3/18/2020  | 
Ensuring that our valuable biometric information is protected is worth more than a $550 million settlement.
Privacy in a Pandemic: What You Can (and Can't) Ask Employees
News  |  3/16/2020  | 
Businesses struggle to strike a balance between workplace health and employees' privacy rights in the midst of a global health emergency.
Five Indicted on Romance and Lottery Fraud Charges
Quick Hits  |  3/16/2020  | 
Fraudsters allegedly targeted elderly victims, ultimately wringing more than $4 million from their bank accounts.
Cryptographers Panel Tackles Espionage, Elections & Blockchain
News  |  2/26/2020  | 
Encryption experts gave insights into the Crypto AG revelations, delved into complexities of the "right to be forgotten," and more at RSA Conference.
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Manchester United Suffers Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff 11/23/2020
As 'Anywhere Work' Evolves, Security Will Be Key Challenge
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/23/2020
Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  11/24/2020
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CVE-2019-20934
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.2.6. On NUMA systems, the Linux fair scheduler has a use-after-free in show_numa_stats() because NUMA fault statistics are inappropriately freed, aka CID-16d51a590a8c.
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An issue was discovered in __split_huge_pmd in mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.5. The copy-on-write implementation can grant unintended write access because of a race condition in a THP mapcount check, aka CID-c444eb564fb1.
CVE-2020-29369
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An issue was discovered in mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.11. There is a race condition between certain expand functions (expand_downwards and expand_upwards) and page-table free operations from an munmap call, aka CID-246c320a8cfe.
CVE-2020-29370
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in kmem_cache_alloc_bulk in mm/slub.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5.11. The slowpath lacks the required TID increment, aka CID-fd4d9c7d0c71.
CVE-2020-29371
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An issue was discovered in romfs_dev_read in fs/romfs/storage.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.4. Uninitialized memory leaks to userspace, aka CID-bcf85fcedfdd.