Privacy

Facebook could face multibillion-dollar fine over privacy failures

Facebook is in legal trouble again according to an article on the Washington Post. The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly in discussions with the tech giant to settle a multibillion-dollar fine after an investigation into past privacy violations.

Attackers place cryptojacking apps in the Microsoft App Store

Microsoft has removed eight applications from its app store for Windows that were mining Monero cryptocurrency without users' knowledge.

Data breaches exposed 5 billion records in 2018

New report from Risk Based Security shows a downward trend in number breaches and exposed records, Unclear if privacy regulations like GDPR are having an effect.

What is biometrics? And why collecting biometric data is risky

Biometric authentication uses physical or behavioral human characteristics to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices or data. It has the potential to make authentication dramatically faster, easier and more secure than traditional passwords, but companies need to be careful about the biometric data they collect.

Over 59,000 GDPR data breach notifications, but only 91 fines: Report

The low number of fines relative to the volume of reported breaches might be due to over-extended regulators, says a DLA Piper report.

Google's Password Checkup plugin for Chrome can warn you if your password was stolen

When you log into a site, Google's Password Checkup plugin for Chrome will check whether your credentials have been compromised.

451 Research: Security is top data management challenge

A survey of highly qualified data management professionals by 451 Research shows that growing data volumes have made security their biggest concern.

A serious new FaceTime bug lets you listen to people before they pick up

It's a massive privacy risk, but fortunately Apple says a fix is in the works.

5 predictions expected to shape the security industry in 2019

Risk of breaches increase, which is why the trend in 2019 is around strengthening the cybersecurity of networked devices.

Google first of the Silicon Valley giants hit by major GDPR fine

Google has become the first of the Silicon Valley technology giants to be landed with a fine under the General Data Protection Regulation that came into effect across Europe in May 2018.

BSE partners with Lucideus for SOC-as-a-Service

BSE has signed a MoU with Lucideus to ward off potential cyber threats and secure stock brokers’ interests as per the SEBI guidelines. 

Weakest link in cybersecurity is no longer human: Report

Organizations need to be prepared for thingbot attacks by having security controls in place that can detect the bot and scale to the rate at which thingbots can attack.