WhatsApp Delays Controversial ‘Data-Sharing’ Privacy Policy Update By 3 Months

WhatsApp said on Friday that it wouldn’t enforce its recently announced controversial data sharing policy update until May 15. Originally set to go into effect next month on February 8, the three-month delay comes following “a lot of misinformation” about a revision to its privacy policy that allows WhatsApp to

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How to check if someone else accessed your Google account

Review your recent Gmail access, browser sign-in history, and Google account activity to make sure no one other than you has used your account. Illustration: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic What’s Hot at TechRepublic Whenever a computer is out of your direct view and control, there’s always a chance that someone other than

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Tractors, Pod Ice Cream and Lipstick Awarded CES 2021 Worst in Show

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NSA Appoints Rob Joyce as Cyber Director

Enterprise VulnerabilitiesFrom DHS/US-CERT’s National Vulnerability Database CVE-2020-25533PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15 An issue was discovered in Malwarebytes before 4.0 on macOS. A malicious application was able to perform a privileged action within the Malwarebytes launch daemon. The privileged service improperly validated XPC connections by relying on the PID instead of the audit token.

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Successful Malware Incidents Rise as Attackers Shift Tactics

As employees moved to working from home and on mobile devices, attackers followed them and focused on weekend attacks, a security firm says. Companies relaxed security controls to help employees to be productive during the coronavirus pandemic, leading attackers to shift their tactics and take advantage of the chaos caused

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CES 2021: Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

Your ‘networked computer on wheels’ has a privacy problem – when it comes to your data, you may not really be in the driver’s seat The CES 2021 conference heralds the natural progression of car-spying apps built directly into the car and tied directly to insurance companies. Originally slated to

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How next-gen cloud SIEM tools can offer critical visibility companies for effective threat hunting

Virtual workforces face escalated threats due to their remote access from various networks. Learn how security information and event management tools can help in the battle. Image: iStock/Undefined Undefined More about cybersecurity As a system administrator, I had quite a tech support ordeal the other day in which I found

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Researchers Disclose Undocumented Chinese Malware Used in Recent Attacks

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a series of attacks by a threat actor of Chinese origin that has targeted organizations in Russia and Hong Kong with malware — including a previously undocumented backdoor. Attributing the campaign to Winnti (or APT41), Positive Technologies dated the first attack to May 12, 2020, when

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US government warns of cyberattacks targeting cloud services

Such attacks often occur when employees work remotely and use a mixture of personal and business devices to access cloud services. Image: Leo Wolfert Organizations with remote workers who use cloud-based services are being warned of several recent successful cyberattacks against those services. SEE: Social engineering: A cheat sheet for

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Shifting Privacy Landscape, Disruptive Technologies Will Test Businesses

A new machine learning tool aims to mine privacy policies on behalf of users. Aiming to correct the privacy imbalance between consumers and businesses, a group of academics released a tool that uses automation and machine learning to mine privacy policies and deliver easy-to-use options for a consumer to limit

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