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.

Vulnerabilities / Threats

2/12/2020
05:15 PM
50%
50%

Avast Under Investigation by Czech Privacy Agency

The software security maker is suspected of selling data about more than 100 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot.

The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection is investigating the actions of Prague-based Avast in collecting and selling personal information of those using its security products. Avast is accused of selling the browser history, online map searches, and YouTube viewing habits, among other data, of more than 100 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot.

In January, Motherboard and PCMag released the results of a joint investigation that found details of the data sales through "Jumpshot," a division that Avast has since closed. In a statement, Avast said it is cooperating with the government's request.

Read more here.

Check out The Edge, Dark Reading's new section for features, threat data, and in-depth perspectives. Today's top story: "Chaos & Order: The Keys to Quantum-Proof Encryption"

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
Stop Defending Everything
Kevin Kurzawa, Senior Information Security Auditor,  2/12/2020
Small Business Security: 5 Tips on How and Where to Start
Mike Puglia, Chief Strategy Officer at Kaseya,  2/13/2020
Architectural Analysis IDs 78 Specific Risks in Machine-Learning Systems
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  2/13/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
6 Emerging Cyber Threats That Enterprises Face in 2020
This Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at six emerging cyber threats that enterprises could face in 2020. Download your copy today!
Flash Poll
How Enterprises Are Developing and Maintaining Secure Applications
How Enterprises Are Developing and Maintaining Secure Applications
The concept of application security is well known, but application security testing and remediation processes remain unbalanced. Most organizations are confident in their approach to AppSec, although others seem to have no approach at all. Read this report to find out more.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-7050
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-15
Codologic Codoforum through 4.8.4 allows a DOM-based XSS. While creating a new topic as a normal user, it is possible to add a poll that is automatically loaded in the DOM once the thread/topic is opened. Because session cookies lack the HttpOnly flag, it is possible to steal authentication cookies ...
CVE-2019-13965
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-14
Because of a lack of sanitization around error messages, multiple Reflective XSS issues exist in iTop through 2.6.0 via the param_file parameter to webservices/export.php, webservices/cron.php, or env-production/itop-backup/backup.php. By default, any XSS sent to the administrator can be transformed...
CVE-2019-13966
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-14
In iTop through 2.6.0, an XSS payload can be delivered in certain fields (such as icon) of the XML file used to build the dashboard. This is similar to CVE-2015-6544 (which is only about the dashboard title).
CVE-2019-13967
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-14
iTop 2.2.0 through 2.6.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application outage) via many requests to launch a compile operation. The requests use the pages/exec.php?exec_env=production&exec_module=itop-hub-connector&exec_page=ajax.php&operation=compile URI. This only a...
CVE-2019-15592
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-14
GitLab 12.2.2 and below contains a security vulnerability that allows a guest user in a private project to see the merge request ID associated to an issue via the activity timeline.