Saturday, January 16, 2021

Why SaaS Start-Ups Should Prioritize SOC 2 Compliance

Unfortunately, all too often, cybersecurity is an after-thought for most SaaS start-ups and it will not be prioritized until a large enterprise customer starts asking questions pertaining to cybersecurity controls and if the company can provide them with a...

Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: Transforming FinTech, Healthcare, And More

Analyst Melody Brue discusses the ways Blockchain is disrupting FinTech and other industries.

Ireland Leads On Facebook Privacy Regulation But EU Fractures Emerged

There are tensions in the EU data protection system over the regulation of US Techcos headquartered in Ireland. Legal action in Belgium against Facebook highlights divisions between EU Member States.

3 Things You Need To Know About Signal And Telegram Before Quitting WhatsApp

Don’t make the switch until you understand these critical differences...

Ring Adds End-To-End Encryption To Thwart Security Camera Snoops

Amazon-owned Ring delivered a major improvement to users of its security cameras this week.

Amazon Prime Too Hard To Cancel, Consumer Watchdog Complains

Amazon's Prime cancellation policy is facing legal challenges in Europe, with the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) calling it a 'deliberate attempt to confuse and frustrate customers'.

Weeks Before The Siege, The FBI Was Investigating Parler User’s Call For Proud Boys Violence On Capitol Hill

Parler user was threatening action on all government officials after Biden’s win, Trump included, according to FBI complaint.

Yes, You Can Still Use WhatsApp—But Change These 3 Critical Settings First

You don't need to quit WhatsApp—but you do need to make these critical changes now...

If These ‘Very Dangerous’ Apps Are Installed On Your Phone, Delete Them Now

Beware—this alarming new malware can spy on your calls and messages...

How To Use Signal: The Awesome WhatsApp Alternative

Recent WhatsApp news has left many people looking for a secure and private alternative. Enter Signal. Here’s how to use it.

Why Do Criminals Use Cash And Not Bitcoin?

Both police and thieves are looking forward to the invention of quantum computers that can break into Bitcoin wallets. But quantum computers also hold out the promise of cryptocurrency that's even better than Bitcoin and a fundamentally different fintech...

Microsoft Teams Issues New Year Blow To Zoom With This Stellar New Feature

Microsoft Teams has just issued a new year blow to Zoom with a major new feature.

Facebook Users Have 3 Superb Reasons To Quit In 2021

From WhatsApp to data collection and tracking, here are 3 good reasons to delete your Facebook account in 2021.

Apple’s Game-Changing iPhone Privacy Move Sparks Serious New Problem

Apple’s game-changing new privacy move is great for users and bad for data collectors such as Facebook. And it could spark a serious new problem, according to reports.

Why You Should Stop Sending Photos From Your Android Messages App

Millions of you are still putting your security at risk...
ZDNet

Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

BugTraq launched in November 1993 and it was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to disclosing vulnerabilities.

Weekly Update 226

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineA little bit of a change of pace this week with the video being solely on the events unfolding around removing content, people...
SC Magazine

FIN11 e-crime group shifted to CL0P ransomware and big game hunting

The financially motivated FIN11, which increasingly incorporated CL0P ransomware into their operations in 2020, appeared to rely on low-effort volume techniques like spamming malware for initial entry, but put a substantial amount of effort into each follow-up compromise. “Several...
ZDNet

Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

Joker's Stash to shut down on February 15, 2021.
SC Magazine

Biden to invest in cyber workforce, but without plan to overcome lingering staffing hurdles

President-elect Joe Biden announced funding to modernize secure IT and lure cyber talent to the public sector as part of his plan to stimulate the economy and rebuild in the wake of the pandemic. But cybersecurity experts remain skeptical...