Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Strava Fitness App Shares Secret Army Base Locations
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
2/1/2018 | 12:00:57 PM
Re: Sharing data
@Dr.T: More to the point, I've also found that, for people who engage and share practically nil online, it's much easier to find information out about them online because all that's left on Google are the data harvesters and data sellers -- particularly because the people who don't engage online tend to do a poor job of protecting their privacy beyond the mentality of "Well, I'm maintaining my privacy as long as I'm no on Facebook" (as if privacy and Facebook were correlated in such a binary fashion).
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/31/2018 | 8:04:54 AM
Re: Sharing data
@Dr.T: There are more checks and balances on gathering data on citizens directly rather than purchasing it from companies. (See, e.g., that URL from the other comment.)
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 7:45:36 PM
Re: Sharing data
I work to consciously control the flow of information to mitigate things. I do the same, if I feel it is not suppose to be shared with anyone that information does not end up in the internet for me.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 7:44:01 PM
Re: Sharing data
I've accepted that various information about me is going to be readily accessible online -- particularly because of the nature of my work. That is true, it is the same for many of us, we can share willingly since it is not sensitive data.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 7:42:17 PM
Re: Sharing data
Uphill battle, though, given a population addicted to always online, sharing and comparing. This is a good point. Sharing and comparing is ok but if for sensitive location then we end up with these problems.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 7:39:31 PM
Re: Sharing data
Realistically, they're either making it public, or they're selling it directly to government agencies. Interesting idea. Would government agencies not have the data already?
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 7:38:04 PM
Army location
One thing I am sure everybody knows where the army stations are and where the soldiers practice. You do not need tracking app for that.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 1:52:06 PM
Re: Sharing data
@Brian: For my own part, I've accepted that various information about me is going to be readily accessible online -- particularly because of the nature of my work.

That said, via my writing, my social presences (which I manage by assuming anyone or just about anyone can read what I put -- regardless of my restrictions), etc., I work to consciously control the flow of information to mitigate things.
BrianN060
BrianN060,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 12:49:09 PM
Re: Sharing data
@JoeS: "...realistically the best solution is to do what you can to share little with companies to begin with."  That sound advice, worded many different ways, can be found in every security-centric site.  Uphill battle, though, given a population addicted to always online, sharing and comparing. 
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2018 | 11:16:54 PM
Sharing data
Realistically, they're either making it public, or they're selling it directly to government agencies. ( See, e.g., this from recent headlines about license-plate location data: theverge.com/2018/1/26/16932350/ice-immigration-customs-license-plate-recognition-contract-vigilant-solutions ).

We'll see how things change with GDPR, but realistically the best solution is to do what you can to share little with companies to begin with.


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Everything You Need to Know About DNS Attacks
It's important to understand DNS, potential attacks against it, and the tools and techniques required to defend DNS infrastructure. This report answers all the questions you were afraid to ask. Domain Name Service (DNS) is a critical part of any organization's digital infrastructure, but it's also one of the least understood. DNS is designed to be invisible to business professionals, IT stakeholders, and many security professionals, but DNS's threat surface is large and widely targeted. Attackers are causing a great deal of damage with an array of attacks such as denial of service, DNS cache poisoning, DNS hijackin, DNS tunneling, and DNS dangling. They are using DNS infrastructure to take control of inbound and outbound communications and preventing users from accessing the applications they are looking for. To stop attacks on DNS, security teams need to shore up the organization's security hygiene around DNS infrastructure, implement controls such as DNSSEC, and monitor DNS traffic
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2023-33196
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
Craft is a CMS for creating custom digital experiences. Cross site scripting (XSS) can be triggered by review volumes. This issue has been fixed in version 4.4.7.
CVE-2023-33185
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
Django-SES is a drop-in mail backend for Django. The django_ses library implements a mail backend for Django using AWS Simple Email Service. The library exports the `SESEventWebhookView class` intended to receive signed requests from AWS to handle email bounces, subscriptions, etc. These requests ar...
CVE-2023-33187
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
Highlight is an open source, full-stack monitoring platform. Highlight may record passwords on customer deployments when a password html input is switched to `type="text"` via a javascript "Show Password" button. This differs from the expected behavior which always obfuscates `ty...
CVE-2023-33194
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
Craft is a CMS for creating custom digital experiences on the web.The platform does not filter input and encode output in Quick Post validation error message, which can deliver an XSS payload. Old CVE fixed the XSS in label HTML but didn’t fix it when clicking save. This issue was...
CVE-2023-2879
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
GDSDB infinite loop in Wireshark 4.0.0 to 4.0.5 and 3.6.0 to 3.6.13 allows denial of service via packet injection or crafted capture file