Monday, January 24, 2022

Many "tracking-free" apps in iOS secretly track users

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Red Cross has over 515,000 users data of ‘highly vulnerable people’ compromised

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/20/hacking-attack-on-red-cross-exposes-data-of-515000-vulnerable-people The International Committee of the Red Cross has been the victim of a cyber-attack in which hackers seized the data of more than 515,000 extremely vulnerable people, some of whom had fled conflicts Edit: If this story has...

End-to-end encryption ‘puts children at greater risk of exploitation’ – No it doesn’t. What utter nonsense.

According to Anne Longfield who is the UK's Chair of the Commission on Young Lives, the use of end-to-end encryption puts children at risk of exploitation. Now I am going to get my popcorn and watch the comments, since...

Democrats unveil bill to ban online ‘surveillance advertising’

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UK Government Plans Fresh Offensive Against End-to-End Encryption (#NoPlaceToHide)

As reported in Rolling Stone the UK Government is planning a "blitz" to try and sway public opinion against end to end encryption. It would seem that the primary delivery mechanism (besides the ridiculous glass box) is the...

Registration for the (ISC)² Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification Exam Pilot Program Is Now Open

New certification validates students' and career changers' foundational skills and helps kickstart their cybersecurity careers.
SecurityWeek

DC, 3 States Sue Google Saying it Invades Users' Privacy

The District of Columbia and three states are suing Google for allegedly deceiving consumers and invading their privacy by making it nearly impossible for them to stop their location from being tracked. read more
Security Affairs

A flaw in Rust Programming language could allow to delete files and directories

The maintainers of the Rust programming language fixed a high-severity flaw that could allow attackers to delete files and directories from a vulnerable system. The maintainers of the Rust programming language have released a security update for a high-severity...
TechRepublic

Personal identifying information for 1.5 billion users was stolen in 2021, but from where?

Threat intelligence company Black Kite found that the majority of attacks were against healthcare providers, involved ransomware and succeeded thanks to software vulnerabilities.

MoleRats APT Launches Spy Campaign on Bankers, Politicians, Journalists

State-sponsored cyberattackers are using Google Drive, Dropbox and other legitimate services to drop spyware on Middle-Eastern targets and exfiltrate data.