FTC Warns Consumers About Stalking Apps

Agency offers tips on how to detect and eradicate the spyware. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today alerted consumers about the risk of mobile spyware that surreptitiously “stalks” smartphone users, snooping on call history, text messages, photos, GPS location, and browsing history. The warning comes the heels of the FTC’s…

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Keep Your Eye on Digital Certificates

X.509 certificates help secure the identity, privacy, and communication between two endpoints, but these digital certificates also have built-in expirations and must be managed. As every security professional quickly learns, trusted relationships must be managed. And digital certificates – a standardized, encrypted exchange of credentials between two endpoints – are…

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The California Consumer Privacy Act’s Hidden …

The CCPA’s provision devoted to ‘reasonable’ cybersecurity procedures and policies could trip up your business. Get ready now. In 2018, when businesses were preparing for the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), California quietly and quickly passed its own legislation: the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This regulation, with…

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Your Latest Data Exfiltration Headache

Companies phone enterprise customer data home securely and for a variety of perfectly legitimate and useful reasons. The problems stem from insufficient disclosure. It seems that every day there’s another news headline about how companies are using consumer data. Facebook was in the news again recently when the FTC slapped…

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What Security Teams Can Do Now

Knowing the methods of the attacker, as laid out in the federal indictment, allow us to prevent similar attacks. Oh, the Monday blues. You start the week moody because the weekend is over, though the feeling typically subsides once you’re in the office. But for the 106 million people with…

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