Category: Privacy

Privacy, Security

Apple will proxy Safe Browsing requests to hide iOS users’ IP from Google

February 15, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Apple’s upcoming iOS 14.5 update will come with a new feature that will redirect all fraudulent website checks through its own proxy servers as a workaround to preserve user privacy and prevent leaking IP addresses to Google. A built-in security-focused […]

Privacy, Security

Security and remote working – how to think about access

January 27, 2021

Via: Techradar

Identity management has a long history, almost as long as computing itself. The first password was implemented by Fernando Corbato in the early 1960s, and this familiar concept passed into Multics and then Unix. However, passwords are no longer suitable […]

Privacy, Security

Security Think Tank: Time to rethink stopgap solutions

January 25, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The pandemic altered many organisations’ ways of working in 2020, with home working becoming the norm for many. Originally, it seemed to be a short-term measure, causing organisations to rapidly deploy point solutions. However, the longer-term view for 2021 and […]

Hacking, Privacy, Security

Hackers Accidentally Expose Passwords Stolen From Businesses On the Internet

January 21, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A new large-scale phishing campaign targeting global organizations has been found to bypass Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and steal credentials belonging to over a thousand corporate employees. The cyber offensive is said to have originated in August […]

Computing, Privacy, Security, Software & Applications

Chrome 88 arrives with improved password security features, tab search, more

January 20, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Chrome 88 is here, and with it comes several changes to the world’s most popular browser. One of the new features checks for weak or compromised passwords in the software’s password manager. There are also a couple of minor improvements […]

Privacy, Security

Google Speech-to-Text API Can Help Attackers Easily Bypass Google reCAPTCHA

January 5, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A three-year-old attack technique to bypass Google’s audio reCAPTCHA by using its own Speech-to-Text API has been found to still work with 97% accuracy. Researcher Nikolai Tschacher disclosed his findings in a proof-of-concept (PoC) of the attack on January 2. […]

Privacy, Security

US plans major expansion of facial recognition authority at airports

December 18, 2020

Via: The Verge

US Customs and Border Protection has filed for a significant expansion in its authority to conduct facial recognition at airports. On November 19th, the agency submitted a filing to the Federal Register seeking to expand the ongoing biometric exit program, […]

Privacy, Security

Zoom adds new security option – end-to-end encryption for meetings, starting October 19

October 15, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

In its company blog, Zoom has just announced that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) will be given as an option to both paid and free Zoom users starting October 19. The new security feature will be in a “technical preview” state within […]

Privacy, Security

Google adds new “high visibility” security alerts

October 8, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Google published a blog on Wednesday explaining how the company plans on using a new process to alert Google Account subscribers when a serious security issue pops up. Back in 2015, Android alerts were used to notify people when they […]

Internet, Privacy, Security, Wireless & Cloud

2 egregious cloud security threats the CSA missed

September 29, 2020

Via: Info World

My interesting weekend reading was this Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) report, which was vendor sponsored, highlighting 11 cloud security threats that should be on top of everyone’s mind. These threats are described as “egregious.” CSA surveyed 241 experts on security […]