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New security loophole allows spying on internet users’ online activity

New security loophole allows spying on internet users’ online activity 2024-06-25 at 13:16 By Help Net Security Researchers at Graz University of Technology were able to spy on users’ online activities simply by monitoring fluctuations in the speed of their internet connection. This vulnerability, known as SnailLoad, does not require malicious code to exploit, and …

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EFF Issues New Warning After Discovery of Automated License Plate Reader Vulnerabilities

EFF Issues New Warning After Discovery of Automated License Plate Reader Vulnerabilities 2024-06-24 at 18:31 By Eduard Kovacs The EFF has issued a warning over the use of automated license plate readers following the discovery of serious vulnerabilities.  The post EFF Issues New Warning After Discovery of Automated License Plate Reader Vulnerabilities appeared first on …

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Facial Recognition Startup Clearview AI Settles Privacy Suit

Facial Recognition Startup Clearview AI Settles Privacy Suit 2024-06-24 at 10:31 By Associated Press Facial recognition startup Clearview AI has reached a settlement in an Illinois lawsuit alleging its massive photographic collection of faces violated the subjects’ privacy rights. The post Facial Recognition Startup Clearview AI Settles Privacy Suit appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article …

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Preparing for a post-quantum future

Preparing for a post-quantum future 2024-06-18 at 06:31 By Help Net Security Post-quantum cryptography (PQC) is a hot topic. A recent paper from Tsinghua University raised doubts about lattice-based cryptography for PQC, though an error was found. This has sparked questions about the strength of soon-to-be-standardized PQC algorithms. In this Help Net Security video, Kevin …

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AI’s impact on data privacy remains unclear

AI’s impact on data privacy remains unclear 2024-06-17 at 06:02 By Help Net Security In this Help Net Security round-up, experts discuss the importance of embracing AI while implementing protective measures against threats, global AI adoption, consumer perceptions, and behaviors regarding data privacy. Complete videos Tracy Reinhold, CSO at Everbridge, discusses why AI technology must …

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Microsoft delays Windows Recall rollout, more security testing needed

Microsoft delays Windows Recall rollout, more security testing needed 2024-06-14 at 15:46 By Zeljka Zorz Microsoft is delaying the release of Recall, a controversial Windows 11 feature that will allow users to search their computer for specific content that has previously been viewed by them. A preview of Recall should have been broadly available on …

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Microsoft Delaying Recall Feature to Improve Security

Microsoft Delaying Recall Feature to Improve Security 2024-06-14 at 13:46 By Eduard Kovacs Microsoft is not rolling out Recall with Copilot+ PCs as it’s seeking additional feedback and working on improving security. The post Microsoft Delaying Recall Feature to Improve Security appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt from SecurityWeek RSS Feed View …

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Supreme Court Will Take Up Meta’s Bid to End Lawsuit Over Cambridge Analytica Privacy Scandal

Supreme Court Will Take Up Meta’s Bid to End Lawsuit Over Cambridge Analytica Privacy Scandal 2024-06-11 at 15:16 By Associated Press The Supreme Court will take up Meta’s bid to end the lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. The post Supreme Court Will Take Up Meta’s Bid to End Lawsuit Over Cambridge Analytica Privacy …

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Windows Recall will be opt-in and the data more secure, Microsoft says

Windows Recall will be opt-in and the data more secure, Microsoft says 2024-06-07 at 22:02 By Zeljka Zorz The insistent public complaints and proof-of-concept tools have have borne fruit: Microsoft has realized that the security of its recently previewed Windows Recall feature leaves much to be desired, and has announced important changes. About Windows Recall …

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TotalRecall shows how easily data collected by Windows Recall can be stolen

TotalRecall shows how easily data collected by Windows Recall can be stolen 2024-06-05 at 13:16 By Zeljka Zorz Ethical hacker Alexander Hagenah has created TotalRecall, a tool that demonstrates how malicious individuals could abuse Windows’ newly announced Recall feature to steal sensitive information. TotalRecall results (Source: Alexander Hagenah) Copilot+ Recall and its security pitfalls On …

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25,000 individuals affected in BBC Pension Scheme data breach

25,000 individuals affected in BBC Pension Scheme data breach 2024-05-31 at 16:16 By Zeljka Zorz Personal information of current and former BBC employees has been exposed in a data breach that affected the broadcaster’s in-house pension scheme. More than 25,000 individuals have been affected, according to The Guardian. What data was exposed? “On the 21 …

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Transcend Raises $40 Million for Data Privacy Platform

Transcend Raises $40 Million for Data Privacy Platform 2024-05-29 at 18:01 By Ionut Arghire San Francisco data privacy startup Transcend secures 40 million in a Series B funding round that brings the total raised to $90 million. The post Transcend Raises $40 Million for Data Privacy Platform appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an …

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Windows’ new Recall feature: A privacy and security nightmare?

Windows’ new Recall feature: A privacy and security nightmare? 2024-05-22 at 15:32 By Zeljka Zorz Microsoft has announced the Copilot+ line of Windows 11-powered PCs that, among other things, will have Recall, a feature that takes screenshots every few seconds, encrypts them, saves them, and leverages AI to allow users to search through them for …

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Tornado Cash verdict has chilling implications for crypto industry

Tornado Cash verdict has chilling implications for crypto industry 2024-05-19 at 19:01 By Cointelegraph by Robert D. Knight The conviction of Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev reinforces a very broad interpretation of criminal liability, which has major repercussions for blockchain. This article is an excerpt from Cointelegraph.com News View Original Source React to this headline:

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User Outcry as Slack Scrapes Customer Data for AI Model Training

User Outcry as Slack Scrapes Customer Data for AI Model Training 2024-05-17 at 20:46 By Ryan Naraine Slack reveals it has been training AI/ML models on customer data, including messages, files and usage information. It’s opt-in by default. The post User Outcry as Slack Scrapes Customer Data for AI Model Training appeared first on SecurityWeek. …

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Core security measures to strengthen privacy and data protection programs

Core security measures to strengthen privacy and data protection programs 2024-05-15 at 08:01 By Mirko Zorz As privacy laws evolve globally, organizations face increasing complexity in adapting their data protection strategies to stay compliant. In this Help Net Security interview, Kabir Barday, CEO at OneTrust, emphasizes that embracing privacy by design enables organizations to navigate …

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Vermont Legislature Passes One of the Strongest Data Privacy Measures in the Country

Vermont Legislature Passes One of the Strongest Data Privacy Measures in the Country 2024-05-15 at 05:31 By Associated Press Vermont legislature passed a bill that prohibits the sale of sensitive data, such as social security and drivers’ license numbers, financial or health information. The post Vermont Legislature Passes One of the Strongest Data Privacy Measures …

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Apple backports iOS zero-day patch, adds Bluetooth tracker alert

Apple backports iOS zero-day patch, adds Bluetooth tracker alert 2024-05-14 at 16:32 By Zeljka Zorz Apple has backported the patch for CVE-2024-23296 to the iOS 16 branch and has fixed a bug (CVE-2024-27852) in MarketplaceKit that may allow maliciously crafted webpages to distribute a script that tracks iOS users on other webpages. The company has …

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Blockchain adoption in healthcare faces serious obstacles in Germany

Blockchain adoption in healthcare faces serious obstacles in Germany 2024-05-13 at 01:01 By Cointelegraph by Veronika Rinecker Blockchain technology could enhance healthcare digitalization, but privacy concerns are hampering adoption. This article is an excerpt from Cointelegraph.com News View Original Source React to this headline:

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