Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point

WIRED Threat Level

Facial recognition technology has proliferated unchecked in the US so far. Congress finally seems ready to do something about it. Security Security / Privacy

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Database May Have Exposed Instagram Data for 49 Million

Data Breach Today

Email Addresses, Phone Numbers Potentially Exposed There's been a potential leak of personally identifiable information from Instagram, but it's not clear yet whether the data on 49 million users came directly from the social media company.

Legal Threats Make Powerful Phishing Lures

Krebs on Security

Some of the most convincing email phishing and malware attacks come disguised as nastygrams from a law firm. Such scams typically notify the recipient that he/she is being sued, and instruct them to review the attached file and respond within a few days — or else.

GUEST ESSAY: Dear America, Facebook is an addictive digital drug of little productive value

The Last Watchdog

Social media consumers are getting wise to the joke that when the product is free, they’re the ones being sold. But despite the growing threat of consumer exploitation, Washington still shrinks from confronting our social media giants.

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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Germany Talking about Banning End-to-End Encryption

Schneier on Security

Der Spiegel is reporting that the German Ministry for Internal Affairs is planning to require all Internet message services to provide plaintext messages on demand, basically outlawing strong end-to-end encryption. Anyone not complying will be blocked, although the article doesn't say how.

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First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

Krebs on Security

The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. NYSE:FAF ] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity.

PayPal's Beautiful Demonstration of Extended Validation FUD

Troy Hunt

Sometimes the discussion around extended validation certificates (EV) feels a little like flogging a dead horse. In fact, it was only September that I proposed EV certificates are already dead for all sorts of good reasons that have only been reinforced since that time.

Google Glitch Left Passwords Unprotected for 14 Years

Adam Levin

Google announced a glitch that stored unencrypted passwords belonging to several business customers, a situation that had been exploitable since 2005.

Google Stored Unhashed G Suite Passwords for Years

Data Breach Today

Passwords Remained Encrypted for Enterprise Users Google is notifying administrators and users of its business-oriented G Suite product that the company had been storing unhashed passwords for years because of a flaw in the platform.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Account Hijacking Forum OGusers Hacked

Krebs on Security


Fingerprinting iPhones

Schneier on Security

This clever attack allows someone to uniquely identify a phone when you visit a website, based on data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer sensors. We have developed a new type of fingerprinting attack, the calibration fingerprinting attack.

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Unistellar attackers already wiped over 12,000 MongoDB databases

Security Affairs

Unistellar attackers have already wiped roughly 12,000 unsecured MongoDB databases exposed online over the past three. Every time hackers deleted a MongoDB database they left a message asking the administrators to contact them to restore the data.

Security at the Speed of the Cloud

Data Breach Today

McKinsey CISO Dan Fitzgerald on DevSecOps and the Future of Cloud Security Migrating from on-premises data security to the cloud and then embedding security in the application development process are common challenges for enterprises. Dan Fitzgerald, a CISO at the consultancy McKinsey & Co.,

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The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

Google Tracks What You Buy Online With Gmail

WIRED Threat Level

Adobe fixes, an executive order, and more of the week's top security news. Security Security / Security News

Thangrycat: A Serious Cisco Vulnerability

Schneier on Security

Summary : Thangrycat is caused by a series of hardware design flaws within Cisco's Trust Anchor module.

Chronicle experts spotted a Linux variant of the Winnti backdoor

Security Affairs

Security researchers from Chronicle, Alphabet’s cyber-security division, have spotted a Linux variant of the Winnti backdoor. Security experts from Chronicle, the Alphabet’s cyber-security division, have discovered a Linux variant of the Winnti backdoor.

Is Healthcare Sector Better Prepared for Ransomware Attacks?

Data Breach Today

Open the Gates for Next-Gen Loyalty


Ankur Gupta, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Reltio. I was in Boston last week. Coincidently, Martha had dropped a mail and wanted to talk. So I decided to take the opportunity and meet her.

We Are Tenants on Our Own Devices

WIRED Threat Level

It's time to assert our sovereignty over our own stuff. Security Security / Privacy

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PoC Exploits for CVE-2019-0708 wormable Windows flaw released online

Security Affairs

Several security experts have developed PoC exploits for wormable Windows RDS flaw tracked as CVE-2019-0708 and dubbed BlueKeep.

Phishing: Mitigating Risk, Minimizing Damage

Data Breach Today

In Wake of Recent Incidents, Experts Offer Insights on Critical Steps to Take As phishing attacks continue to menace healthcare and other business sectors, security experts say organizations must take critical steps to prevent falling victim and help limit the potential damage

How Technology and Politics Are Changing Spycraft

Schneier on Security

Interesting article about how traditional nation-based spycraft is changing.

A guide to understanding how deep learning works

Information Management Resources

In deep learning, model predictions are computed based on complex, non-linear combinations of the input which allows the model to make predictions for tasks that are difficult to do even by humans. Deep learning Artificial intelligence Machine learning

Data belonging to Instagram influencers and celebrities exposed online

Security Affairs

A new data leak made the headlines, a database containing the contact information of millions of Instagram influencers , celebrities and brand accounts has been found online.

Moody's Changes Equifax's Outlook to 'Negative'

Data Breach Today

The Concept of "Return on Data"

Schneier on Security

This law review article by Noam Kolt, titled " Return on Data ," proposes an interesting new way of thinking of privacy law. Abstract: Consumers routinely supply personal data to technology companies in exchange for services.

Google Has Stored Some Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005

WIRED Threat Level

On the heels of embarrassing disclosures from Facebook and Twitter, Google reveals its own password bugs—one of which lasted 14 years. Security Security / Security News

Snapchat staff used internal tools to spy on users

Security Affairs

Snapchat internal staff has allegedly abused their role in the company to spy on Snapchat users using and internal tools and steal data.

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Database May Have Exposed Instagram Personal Data

Data Breach Today

Email Addresses, Phone Numbers for 49 Million People Potentially Exposed There's been a potential leak of personally identifiable information from Instagram, but it's not clear yet whether the data on 49 million users came directly from the social media company.

Visiting the NSA

Schneier on Security

Yesterday, I visited the NSA. It was Cyber Command's birthday, but that's not why I was there. I visited as part of the Berklett Cybersecurity Project, run out of the Berkman Klein Center and funded by the Hewlett Foundation. BERKman hewLETT -- get it?

One Year After GDPR: Significant Rise on Data Breach Reporting from European Businesses

Thales eSecurity

It’s been one year since the European Union (EU) enforced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 1 , a legislation designed to protect the personal data of EU citizens and lay specific rules and guidelines on how their data is collected, stored, processed and deleted by various entities.