Seattle-based smart home device maker Wyze says an error by a developer exposed a database to the internet over a three-week period earlier this month. The data included customer emails, nicknames of online cameras, WiFi SSIDs, device information and Alexa tokens.
Apple and Google have stopped distributing a popular messaging app marketed to English and Arabic speakers called ToTok. The New York Times has reported that U.S. intelligence agencies believe ToTok was developed by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on its citizens. The government bans rival offerings.
As France broadens its experimentation with facial recognition it must make sure it takes users' consent as well as implement the technology only when necessary, says Felicien Vallet, privacy technologist at CNIL.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses why cyber defense teams need to think more like attackers. Plus, a case study on cross-border payment fraud, and an expert's take on security for the 2020 elections.
What challenges does a CISO face when dealing with issues facing several industries? Abid Adam of Axiata Group, a conglomerate based in Malaysia, describes his efforts to manage privacy and security in three diverse sectors.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the FBI's security and privacy warnings about smart TVs. Also featured: discussions on the security of connected medical devices and strategies for fighting synthetic identity fraud.
In an in-depth interview, John Halamka, M.D., the former long-time CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, discusses his upcoming move to head Mayo Clinic's global digital health initiative in collaboration with Google - and why privacy and security are so critical to those efforts.
The FBI has a new suspect in its sights, and there's one in nearly every home: smart TVs. It warns consumers to be wary because the devices can pose privacy and security threats - an unsecured smart TV could be the avenue hackers use to gain access to a home network.
Organizations that suffer a security incident must be prepared to rapidly respond. Here are eight incident response essentials they must follow, from executing their breach response and notifying stakeholders to activating external service providers and working with regulators.