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On 'Invisible Salamanders' and Insecure Messages
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Cornell researcher Paul Grubbsdiscusses how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages.
Why Confidential Computing Is a Game Changer
Commentary  |  8/5/2020  | 
Confidential Computing is a transformational technology that should be part of every enterprise cloud deployment. It's time to start unlocking the possibilities together.
Citizens Are Increasingly Worried About How Companies Use Their Data
News  |  7/30/2020  | 
With data privacy important to almost every American, more than two-thirds of those surveyed say they don't trust companies to ethically sell their data.
Banning TikTok Won't Solve Our Privacy Problems
Commentary  |  7/24/2020  | 
Preventing the use of an apps based solely on its country of origin (no matter how hostile) is merely a Band-Aid that won't fully address all privacy and security concerns.
Data Privacy Challenges for California COVID-19 Contact Tracing Technology
Commentary  |  7/23/2020  | 
Developers, governments, and regulators must work with the cybersecurity industry to apply rigorous standards to contact-tracing apps to make sure that the societal impact of COVID-19 doesn't extend into personal privacy.
The State of Hacktivism in 2020
News  |  7/21/2020  | 
Activism via hacking might not be as noisy as it once was, but it hasn't been silenced yet.
The Data Privacy Loophole Federal Agencies Are Still Missing
Commentary  |  7/21/2020  | 
Why knowledge-based authentication is leaving federal contact centers vulnerable to an increasingly sophisticated hacker community.
England 'Test and Trace' Program Violates GDPR Privacy Law
Quick Hits  |  7/20/2020  | 
The UK government confirms the program launched in May without a Data Protection Impact Assessment, as required under GDPR.
EU Court Ruling Means New Global Protections for EU Customer Data
Quick Hits  |  7/16/2020  | 
The ruling in a case involving Facebook means that international companies must provide EU-level privacy controls for EU-generated data no matter where it's stored or transferred.
Making Sense of EARN IT & LAED Bills' Implications for Crypto
News  |  7/2/2020  | 
After Senate Judiciary Committee pushes EARN IT Act a step closer to ratification, raising further concerns for privacy advocates, here's what to know.
Considerations for Seamless CCPA Compliance
Commentary  |  7/2/2020  | 
Three steps to better serve consumers, ensure maximum security, and achieve compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Employees Say They're Working From Home Without Security Guidance
Quick Hits  |  6/22/2020  | 
Working from home is new for many enterprise employees, yet many say they've received little in the way of new training or technology to keep them safe.
Zoom Changes Course on End-to-End Encryption
Quick Hits  |  6/17/2020  | 
The videoconferencing company now says it will offer end-to-end encryption to all users beginning in July.
3 Things Wilderness Survival Can Teach Us About Email Security
Commentary  |  6/17/2020  | 
It's a short hop from shows like 'Naked and Afraid' and 'Alone' to your email server and how you secure it
The Telehealth Attack Surface
Commentary  |  6/10/2020  | 
Amid the surge in digital healthcare stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, security is taking a backseat to usability.
CSO's Guide to 'Employee-First' Security Operations During COVID-19 & Beyond
Commentary  |  6/9/2020  | 
As the work-at-home environment continues to inform new ways of doing business, it's important that security teams remain flexible and ready for change.
The Privacy & Security Outlook for Businesses Post-COVID-19
Commentary  |  6/5/2020  | 
Long-term business needs -- and the ethical implications that result -- don't simply go away just because we're navigating a global health crisis.
Google Faces $5B Lawsuit for Tracking Users in Incognito Mode
Quick Hits  |  6/3/2020  | 
A proposed class-action lawsuit accuses Google of collecting browser data from people who used "private" mode.
GDPR Enforcement Loosens Amid Pandemic
News  |  5/27/2020  | 
The European Union has given some organizations more breathing room to remedy violations, yet no one should think regulators are planning to abandon the privacy legislation in the face of COVID-19.
The Problem with Automating Data Privacy Technology
Commentary  |  5/13/2020  | 
Managing complex and nuanced consumer rights requests presents a unique challenge for enterprises in today's regulated world of GDPR and CCPA. Here's why.
Coronavirus, Data Privacy & the New Online Social Contract
Commentary  |  5/12/2020  | 
How governments can protect personal privacy in contact tracing while saving peoples' lives
Mac RAT Rides 2FA App Onto Systems
Quick Hits  |  5/7/2020  | 
The new macOS remote access Trojan from the Lazarus Group uses a two-factor authentication app as its delivery mechanism.
The Price of Fame? Celebrities Face Unique Hacking Threats
News  |  5/6/2020  | 
Hackers are hitting the sports industry hard on social media and luring quarantined consumers with offers of free streaming services, a new report shows.
Industrial Networks' Newest Threat: Remote Users
Commentary  |  5/1/2020  | 
We know remote working isn't going away anytime soon, so it's crucial we be extra vigilant about security for industrial networks and critical infrastructure.
FBI Warns of BEC Dangers
Quick Hits  |  4/6/2020  | 
A new PSA warns of attacks launched against users of two popular cloud-based email systems.
Facebook Got Tagged, but Not Hard Enough
Commentary  |  3/18/2020  | 
Ensuring that our valuable biometric information is protected is worth more than a $550 million settlement.
Privacy in a Pandemic: What You Can (and Can't) Ask Employees
News  |  3/16/2020  | 
Businesses struggle to strike a balance between workplace health and employees' privacy rights in the midst of a global health emergency.
Five Indicted on Romance and Lottery Fraud Charges
Quick Hits  |  3/16/2020  | 
Fraudsters allegedly targeted elderly victims, ultimately wringing more than $4 million from their bank accounts.
Cryptographers Panel Tackles Espionage, Elections & Blockchain
News  |  2/26/2020  | 
Encryption experts gave insights into the Crypto AG revelations, delved into complexities of the "right to be forgotten," and more at RSA Conference.
NRC Health Ransomware Attack Prompts Patient Data Concerns
Quick Hits  |  2/21/2020  | 
The organization, which sells patient administration tools to hospitals, could not confirm whether patient data was accessed.
Ransomware Damage Hit $11.5B in 2019
Quick Hits  |  2/20/2020  | 
A new report shows the scale of ransomware's harm and the growth of that damage year-over-year -- an average of $141,000 per incident.
Avast Under Investigation by Czech Privacy Agency
Quick Hits  |  2/12/2020  | 
The software security maker is suspected of selling data about more than 100 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot.
CIA's Secret Ownership of Crypto AG Enabled Extensive Espionage
Quick Hits  |  2/11/2020  | 
Crypto AG made millions selling encryption devices to more than 120 countries, which unknowingly transmitted intel back to the CIA.
Researchers Find 24 'Dangerous' Android Apps with 382M Installs
News  |  2/3/2020  | 
Shenzhen Hawk Internet Co. is identified as the parent company behind five app developers seeking excessive permissions in Android apps.
Criminals Hide Malware Behind Grammy-Winning Cover
Quick Hits  |  1/29/2020  | 
Songs by Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Post Malone are the most popular places.
Why Companies Should Care about Data Privacy Day
Commentary  |  1/29/2020  | 
Marking yesterday's 14th anniversary of Europe's first data protection day reminds us how far we still have to go.
Russian Brothers Sentenced to 12 Years for Fraud and Identity Theft
Quick Hits  |  1/28/2020  | 
The pair, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were running a sophisticated credit card fraud factory.
'CardPlanet' Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
Quick Hits  |  1/24/2020  | 
Russian national faced multiple charges in connection with operating the marketplace for stolen credit-card credentials, and a forum for VIP criminals to offer their services.
Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Commentary  |  1/23/2020  | 
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Commentary  |  1/22/2020  | 
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
Avoid That Billion-Dollar Fine: Blurring the Lines Between Security and Privacy
Commentary  |  1/21/2020  | 
While doing good for the user is the theoretical ideal, the threat of fiscal repercussions should drive organizations to take privacy seriously. That means security and data privacy teams must work more closely.
Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Commentary  |  1/21/2020  | 
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
Consumer Reports Calls for IoT Manufacturers to Raise Security Standards
Quick Hits  |  1/14/2020  | 
A letter to 25 companies says Consumer Reports will change ratings to reflect stronger security and privacy standards.
CCPA Kickoff: What Businesses Need to Know
News  |  1/2/2020  | 
The California Consumer Privacy Act is in full effect, prompting organizations to think about how they'll remain compliant.
Ambiguity Around CCPA Will Lead to a Slow Start in 2020
Commentary  |  12/20/2019  | 
But longer term, compliance to California's new privacy law represents an opportunity for companies to increase customer trust and market share.
VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims' Computers
Quick Hits  |  12/5/2019  | 
Vulnerability in the Aviatrix VPN client, since patched, gives an attacker unlimited access to a breached system.
How to Get Prepared for Privacy Legislation
Commentary  |  11/27/2019  | 
All the various pieces of legislation, both in the US and worldwide, can feel overwhelming. But getting privacy basics right is a solid foundation.
The Implications of Last Week's Exposure of 1.2B Records
News  |  11/26/2019  | 
Large sums of organized data, whether public or private, are worth their weight in gold to cybercriminals.
Employee Privacy in a Mobile Workplace
Commentary  |  11/20/2019  | 
Why businesses need guidelines for managing their employees' personal information -- without compromising on security.
I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
Commentary  |  11/19/2019  | 
A feature that's supposed to make your account more secure -- adding a cellphone number -- has become a vector of attack in SIM-swapping incidents. Here's how it's done and how you can protect yourself.
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CVE-2020-12777
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
A function in Combodo iTop contains a vulnerability of Broken Access Control, which allows unauthorized attacker to inject command and disclose system information.
CVE-2020-12778
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
Combodo iTop does not validate inputted parameters, attackers can inject malicious commands and launch XSS attack.
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A security misconfiguration exists in Combodo iTop, which can expose sensitive information.
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Combodo iTop contains a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability, attackers can execute specific commands via malicious site request forgery.