A week in security (August 19 – 25)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 19–25, including Magecart attacks on poker software, a new Bluetooth vulnerability, continuing ransomware attacks on US cities, Bitcoin sextortion, and a look back at one researcher’s DEF CON experience.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post A week in security (August 19 – 25) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

A week in security (August 12 – 18)

A roundup of the most interesting cybersecurity news stories from August 12 to 18, including a deep dive into facial recognition technology, swatting dangers, social engineering attacks on cities, and more.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post A week in security (August 12 – 18) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post Backdoors are a security vulnerability appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

Mobile Menace Monday: Dark Android Q rises

The Android Q operating system is being developed with privacy and security in mind. We take a look at both, examining new features intended for giving users better control of their devices and data.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post Mobile Menace Monday: Dark Android Q rises appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

Changing California’s privacy law: A snapshot at the support and opposition

Before the California Senate returns from its summer recess, we look at the authors, supporters, opponents, and donors involved in an extended fight to change California’s privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post Changing California’s privacy law: A snapshot at the support and opposition appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

Maine inches closer to shutting down ISP pay-for-privacy schemes

Unlike a data privacy proposal in the US and a new data privacy law in California, the Maine data privacy bill aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) explicitly shuts down any pay-for-privacy schemes.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post Maine inches closer to shutting down ISP pay-for-privacy schemes appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

A week in security (May 27 – June 2)

A roundup of security news from May 27–June 2, including a look at 2019 ransomware outbreaks in the Unites States, ATM fraud, NIST’s privacy framework, more legal problems for Google and Facebook, and more.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post A week in security (May 27 – June 2) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story

As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

The global data privacy roadmap: a question of risk

For any American company taking steps outside the US market, global data privacy compliance is a question of risk versus reward.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post The global data privacy roadmap: a question of risk appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.