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Researchers Find 24 'Dangerous' Android Apps with 382M Installs
News  |  2/3/2020  | 
Shenzhen Hawk Internet Co. is identified as the parent company behind five app developers seeking excessive permissions in Android apps.
Criminals Hide Malware Behind Grammy-Winning Cover
Quick Hits  |  1/29/2020  | 
Songs by Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Post Malone are the most popular places.
Why Companies Should Care about Data Privacy Day
Commentary  |  1/29/2020  | 
Marking yesterday's 14th anniversary of Europe's first data protection day reminds us how far we still have to go.
Russian Brothers Sentenced to 12 Years for Fraud and Identity Theft
Quick Hits  |  1/28/2020  | 
The pair, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were running a sophisticated credit card fraud factory.
'CardPlanet' Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
Quick Hits  |  1/24/2020  | 
Russian national faced multiple charges in connection with operating the marketplace for stolen credit-card credentials, and a forum for VIP criminals to offer their services.
Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Commentary  |  1/23/2020  | 
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Commentary  |  1/22/2020  | 
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
Avoid That Billion-Dollar Fine: Blurring the Lines Between Security and Privacy
Commentary  |  1/21/2020  | 
While doing good for the user is the theoretical ideal, the threat of fiscal repercussions should drive organizations to take privacy seriously. That means security and data privacy teams must work more closely.
Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Commentary  |  1/21/2020  | 
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
Consumer Reports Calls for IoT Manufacturers to Raise Security Standards
Quick Hits  |  1/14/2020  | 
A letter to 25 companies says Consumer Reports will change ratings to reflect stronger security and privacy standards.
CCPA Kickoff: What Businesses Need to Know
News  |  1/2/2020  | 
The California Consumer Privacy Act is in full effect, prompting organizations to think about how they'll remain compliant.
Ambiguity Around CCPA Will Lead to a Slow Start in 2020
Commentary  |  12/20/2019  | 
But longer term, compliance to California's new privacy law represents an opportunity for companies to increase customer trust and market share.
VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims' Computers
Quick Hits  |  12/5/2019  | 
Vulnerability in the Aviatrix VPN client, since patched, gives an attacker unlimited access to a breached system.
How to Get Prepared for Privacy Legislation
Commentary  |  11/27/2019  | 
All the various pieces of legislation, both in the US and worldwide, can feel overwhelming. But getting privacy basics right is a solid foundation.
The Implications of Last Week's Exposure of 1.2B Records
News  |  11/26/2019  | 
Large sums of organized data, whether public or private, are worth their weight in gold to cybercriminals.
Employee Privacy in a Mobile Workplace
Commentary  |  11/20/2019  | 
Why businesses need guidelines for managing their employees' personal information -- without compromising on security.
I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
Commentary  |  11/19/2019  | 
A feature that's supposed to make your account more secure -- adding a cellphone number -- has become a vector of attack in SIM-swapping incidents. Here's how it's done and how you can protect yourself.
Americans Fed Up with Lack of Data Privacy
News  |  11/18/2019  | 
Eight out of every 10 US adults are worried over their inability to control how data about them is used, a new Pew Research survey shows.
Social Media: Corporate Cyber Espionage's Channel of Choice
Commentary  |  11/6/2019  | 
Proactive defense and automation can help your company deal with scale and prioritize risks in order to more efficiently fight cyber espionage.
It's Time to Improve Website Identity Indicators, Not Remove Them
Commentary  |  10/24/2019  | 
Why Google and Mozilla are wrong about the benefits of Extended Validation certificates that aim to prevent fraud and protect user privacy.
FTC Warns Consumers About Stalking Apps
Quick Hits  |  10/23/2019  | 
Agency offers tips on how to detect and eradicate the spyware.
Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable Children
Commentary  |  10/17/2019  | 
The business case for why companies that respect the privacy of individuals, and especially minors, will have a strong competitive advantage.
Twitter Slip-Up Spills MFA Phone Numbers, Emails to Advertisers
Quick Hits  |  10/9/2019  | 
Email addresses and phone numbers provided to secure user accounts were accidentally shared with marketers.
7 Considerations Before Adopting Security Standards
Slideshows  |  10/8/2019  | 
Here's what to think through as you prepare your organization for standards compliance.
10 Steps to Assess SOC Maturity in SMBs
Commentary  |  10/7/2019  | 
Facing a system and organization controls audit doesn't have to be stressful for small and midsize businesses if they follow these guidelines.
How Network Logging Mitigates Legal Risk
Commentary  |  9/23/2019  | 
Logging that is turned on, captured, and preserved immediately after a cyber event is proof positive that personal data didn't fall into the hands of a cybercriminal.
One Arrested in Ecuador's Mega Data Leak
Quick Hits  |  9/18/2019  | 
Officials arrest a leader of consulting firm Novaestrat, which owned an unprotected server that exposed 20.8 million personal records.
@jack Got Hacked: Twitter CEO's Tweets Hijacked
Quick Hits  |  8/30/2019  | 
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was, apparently, hijacked for roughly 20 minutes and used for a racist rant.
Privacy 2019: We're Not Ready
Commentary  |  8/29/2019  | 
To facilitate the innovative use of data and unlock the benefits of new technologies, we need privacy not just in the books but also on the ground.
6 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Keep Their Networks Secure
Slideshows  |  8/27/2019  | 
As recent news can attest, travel and hospitality companies are prime targets for cybercriminals. Here are six privacy and security tips that can help lock down privacy and security.
Capital One Breach: What Security Teams Can Do Now
Commentary  |  8/23/2019  | 
Knowing the methods of the attacker, as laid out in the federal indictment, allow us to prevent similar attacks.
'Phoning Home': Your Latest Data Exfiltration Headache
Commentary  |  8/21/2019  | 
Companies phone enterprise customer data home securely and for a variety of perfectly legitimate and useful reasons. The problems stem from insufficient disclosure.
The California Consumer Privacy Act's Hidden Surprise Has Big Legal Consequences
Commentary  |  8/13/2019  | 
The CCPA's provision devoted to 'reasonable' cybersecurity procedures and policies could trip up your business. Get ready now.
FBI Plans to Monitor Social Media May Spark Privacy Issues
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2019  | 
A new initiative to pull data from social media platforms may clash with policies prohibiting the use of information for mass surveillance.
Security Pros, Congress Reps Talk National Cybersecurity at DEF CON
News  |  8/12/2019  | 
Cybersecurity and government leaders discussed why Congress is unprepared for a major cyberattack and how the two parties can collaborate.
Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2019
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
Watch right here for 40 video interviews with speakers and sponsors. Streaming live from Black Hat USA Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
Yes, FaceApp Really Could Be Sending Your Data to Russia
Commentary  |  8/8/2019  | 
FaceApp has an unprecedented level of access to data from 150 million users. What could its endgame be? We unpack three potential risks.
Demystifying New FIDO Standards & Innovations
Commentary  |  8/1/2019  | 
Staying on top of the latest cybersecurity risks and preferred attack methods can feel impossible, but standards like FIDO2 are designed to help relieve the burden.
Transforming 'Tangible Security' into a Competitive Advantage
Commentary  |  7/30/2019  | 
Today's consumers want to see and touch security. Meeting this demand will be a win-win for everyone, from users to vendors to security teams.
Companies' 'Anonymized' Data May Violate GDPR, Privacy Regs
News  |  7/26/2019  | 
New study found that any database containing 15 pieces of demographic data could be used to identify individuals.
Answer These 9 Questions to Determine if Your Data Is Safe
Commentary  |  7/25/2019  | 
Data protection regulations are only going to grow tighter. Make sure you're keeping the customer's best interests in mind.
79% of US Consumers Fear Webcams Are Watching
Quick Hits  |  7/18/2019  | 
Widespread privacy concerns have caused 60% of people to cover their laptop webcams some in creative ways survey data shows.
German Schools Ban Office 365, Cite Privacy Concerns
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2019  | 
The ruling follows years of debate over whether German schools and institutions should use Microsoft tools and services.
Android App Publishers Won't Take 'No' for an Answer on Personal Data
News  |  7/8/2019  | 
Researchers find more than 1,000 apps in the Google Play store that gather personal data even when the user has denied permission.
The Case for Encryption: Fact vs. Fiction
Commentary  |  7/2/2019  | 
The common belief that encryption enables bad behavior primarily used by thieves, international terrorists, and other villainous characters is simply not true. Here's why.
How GDPR Teaches Us to Take a Bottom-Up Approach to Privacy
Commentary  |  6/28/2019  | 
Looking at underlying security needs means organizations are more likely to be in compliance with privacy regulations.
With GDPR's 'Right of Access,' Who Really Has Access?
News  |  6/19/2019  | 
How a security researcher learned organizations willingly hand over sensitive data with little to no identity verification.
The Evolution of Identity
Commentary  |  6/18/2019  | 
How data and technology can help businesses make the right fraud decisions, protect people's identities, and create an improved customer experience.
Unmixed Messages: Bringing Security & Privacy Awareness Together
Commentary  |  6/10/2019  | 
Security and privacy share the same basic goals, so it just makes sense to combine efforts in those two areas. But that can be easier said than done.
Researchers Finds Thousands of iOS Apps Ignoring Security
News  |  6/5/2019  | 
A critical data encryption tool, included by default in iOS, is being turned off in more than two-thirds of popular apps.
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CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.