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Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to the US Senate last week to call for stronger privacy legislation at the federal level. The letter, which was first obtained by MacRumors, comes after the release of a draft of the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act” (ADPPA) bipartisan bill. The drafted legislation examines and discusses several facets of
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There has been much activity in recent years around the use of blockchain to provide more integrity and privacy to transactions, but there are some privacy issues organizations need to know about. In a session at the RSA Conference 2022, Jim Amsler, director governance, risk and compliance, at BDO and Greg Schu, partner, national compliance lead,
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Digital fiddling somehow got mixed up in a real war This year at the RSA Conference, it’s hard to shake off the fact that all this digital fiddling somehow got mixed up in a real war. I imagine this sort of fantasy where techno purveyors never really thought the cool stuff they were doing would
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Cybercriminals are impersonating popular crypto platforms such as Binance, Celo, and Trust Wallet with spoofed emails and fake login pages in an attempt to steal login details and deceptively transfer virtual funds. “As cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) become more mainstream, and capture headlines for their volatility, there is a greater likelihood of more individuals
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The explosion of e-commerce sites has changed how we shop today, providing access to millions of online stores with almost unlimited selections.   Just as you would take basic precautions in a brick-and-mortar store — perhaps hiding your PIN number while paying and making sure the business is legitimate — you should also practice safe shopping
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A new advanced persistent threat (APT) actor dubbed Aoqin Dragon and reportedly based in China, has been linked to several hacking attacks against government, education and telecom entities mainly in Southeast Asia and Australia since 2013. The news comes from threat researchers Sentinel Labs, who published a blog post on Thursday describing the decade-long events. “We assess
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A novel hardware attack dubbed PACMAN has been demonstrated against Apple’s M1 processor chipsets, potentially arming a malicious actor with the capability to gain arbitrary code execution on macOS systems. It leverages “speculative execution attacks to bypass an important memory protection mechanism, ARM Pointer Authentication, a security feature that is used to enforce pointer integrity,”
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Here are three themes that stood out at the world’s largest gathering of cybersecurity professionals Having just come back from the RSA Conference 2022, Tony looks at three themes that stood out to him at the world’s largest gathering of cybersecurity professionals: the shortage of cybersecurity talent and its ramifications how technology companies attempt to
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A new research undertaken by a group of academics from the University of California San Diego has revealed for the first time that Bluetooth signals can be fingerprinted to track smartphones (and therefore, individuals). The identification, at its core, hinges on imperfections in the Bluetooth chipset hardware introduced during the manufacturing process, resulting in a
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Mobile banking and finance apps have become increasingly popular in recent years. These apps provide a quick and convenient way to see checking and savings account balances and make and receive payments.   It’s no surprise that many people use these third-party apps to manage their finances. In 2021, the U.S. saw 573.1 million finance app
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Threat modeling is an approach that can potentially be overly complicated, but it doesn’t have to be that way, according to Alyssa Miller, business information security officer (BISO) at S&P Global Rating, in a session at the RSA Conference 2022, Miller also explained an approach for plain language threat modeling that can help accelerate DevSecOps efforts.
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If you’re like most people, you probably use your computer for most of your online activities. It’s amazing what the internet can do to make our lives easier. But if you’ve spent any time online, you know the internet also comes with some risks.  Malware (or malicious software) is one risk of living a connected
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Bryan Palmer, CEO of Trellix, delivering his keynote at RSA Conference The cybersecurity industry must capitalize on the exodus of technologists leaving their roles in social media companies seeking soulful work by welcoming and converting them. This was the sentiment of Bryan Palmer, CEO of Trellix, as he delivered his keynote on 07 June 2022
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Cyber-threat intelligence firm Checkpoint Research (CPR) spotted a critical vulnerability in the Unisoc Tiger T700 chips that power the Motorola Moto G20, E30 and E40 smartphones. The components, which replaced MediaTek’s chips in the aforementioned devices due to global shortages, have been marked as threat vectors due to a stack overflow vulnerability. More specifically, due to