Tuesday, September 25, 2018

[DISCUSSION] Google’s Maps is the service you should be the most worried about

So, a while ago I started having serious privacy concerns on whether my data was being propperly used by the services I used or not. Unsurprisingly, Google and Facebook were the ones that worried me the most,...

Here are ALL the permissions "Google Play Services" wants.

List of all permissions "Google Play Services" wants (6 Screenshots): https://imgur.com/gallery/c68OZ6V To view the permissions of any app on your Android device in DETAIL, install "Yalp Store" or "Aurora Store" from F-Droid. Note, you can only view...

PSA: If you’re on an iOS device, reset your advertising identifier occasionally.

I assume most of us, being privacy-conscious individuals, try to limit ad tracking where possible. iOS has options for this, to both limit ad tracking and to reset the internal advertising identifier. Obviously, if said identifier isn't...

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

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Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million Users

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million UsersUS fashion retailer SHEIN has admitted suffering a major breach affecting the personal information of over six million customers. The women’s clothing company revealed at the end of last week that...
The Register

Bug? Feature? Power users baffled as BitLocker update switch-off continues

Microsoft claims issue confined to older kit Three months on, users continue to report that Microsoft's BitLocker disk encryption technology turns itself off during security updates.…
ZDNet

UK issues first-ever GDPR notice in connection to Facebook data scandal

Canadian firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica data scandal, is the first to be put on notice.
SecurityWeek

Symantec Completes Internal Accounting Investigation

Symantec announced on Monday that it has completed its internal accounting audit, and while some issues have been uncovered, only one customer transaction has an impact on financial statements. read more

Are Colleges Teaching Real-World Cyber Security Skills?

The cybersecurity skill shortage is a well-recognized industry challenge, but the problem isn’t that there are too few people rather that many of them lack suitable skills and experience. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing profession, and talented graduates are in...