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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Never Forget Your Passwords Again!

You never know what those late-night infomercials are going to turn up. Source: TheEllenShow What security-related videos have made you laugh? Let us know! Send them to [email protected]. Beyond the Edge content is curated by Dark Reading editors and created by external sources, credited for their work. View Full Bio More Insights…

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Privacy 2019: We’re Not Ready

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. Omer Tene, VP, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), also contributed to this article. By any measure, this summer has been a busy…

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One Arrested in Ecuador’s Mega Data Leak

Officials arrest a leader of consulting firm Novaestrat, which owned an unprotected server that exposed 20.8 million personal records. An arrest has been made following the disclosure of a massive data leak affecting most of Ecuador’s population. Officials have confirmed the arrest of William Roberto G, manager of Ecuadorian consulting…

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