Grindr says sharing of sensitive user information is ‘industry practice’

Grindr says sharing of sensitive user information is ‘industry practice’

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 04.04.2018

Dating social network Grindr admitted sharing users’ sensitive information with third parties as this is “industry practice.” The data was encrypted and Apptimize and Localytics were bound by contract to keep the data safe and confidential. Following an investigation, Buzzfeed reported on Monday that Grindr sent users’ health data such as HIV status together with [and#8230;] read more

Smart watch data helps Australian police close murder case

Smart watch data helps Australian police close murder case

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 04.04.2018

Australian police determined time of death in a murder case and other relevant information by carefully analyzing data collected by the victim’s Apple smartwatch. 57-year-old Myrna Nilsson from Adelaide, Australia, was found dead in her home in September 2016 and the police already had a prime suspect and#8211; her daughter-in law, Caroline Nilsson. At the [and#8230;] read more

Google officially bans all crypto miners from Chrome web store

Google officially bans all crypto miners from Chrome web store

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 03.04.2018

Cryptocurrency miners have become such a problem that Google is taking a radical measure to protect customers from stealthy miners disguised as legitimate browser extensions – banning any miner that even approaches its Chrome web store. As we reported earlier, the crypto gold rush has triggered a massive influx of schemes to generate digital cash [and#8230;] read more

Panera Bread’s half-baked security

Panera Bread’s half-baked security

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 03.04.2018

Weand#8217;ve heard it all before. XYZ Company and#8220;takes your data security very seriously.and#8221; Most commonly youand#8217;ll hear these words just after a company has suffered an embarrassing data breach, perhaps having carelessly exposed the personal information of innocent customers onto the net or had a database stolen by hackers. The truth is that itand#8217;s a [and#8230;] read more

Over 5 million payment cards compromised in Saks, Lord and Taylor data breach

Over 5 million payment cards compromised in Saks, Lord and Taylor data breach

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 02.04.2018

Russian hackers known as the JokerStash syndicate or Fin7 were selling on March 28 on the dark web payment card data stolen from over 5 million customers of department stores Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH and Lord and#38; Taylor in New York and New Jersey, writes The New York Times following an investigation carried [and#8230;] read more

Bitdefender’s Business Insights Nominated at the 2018 Security Blogger Awards – Cast Your Vote!

Bitdefender’s Business Insights Nominated at the 2018 Security Blogger Awards – Cast Your Vote!

by Bitdefender, from HotForSecurity , on 30.03.2018

Dear reader: if we had the chance, we would definitely name you the Best Corporate Security Blog Reader out there. Now, would you vote for us as the Best Corporate Security Blog? For the past year, we have been working hard to give you the inside scoop in cyber-security, devops and policies. Now, we give you another [and#8230;] read more

CyberQuestions: #4 – Why are people mean to each other on the Internet?

CyberQuestions: #4 – Why are people mean to each other on the Internet?

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 30.03.2018

People are mean to each other not only on the internet but also in real life. The Internet is just a new tool they use to hurt others. But that doesn't answer the question, does it? Psychologists say that people start being mean to other people when they are angry, sad or hurt or when ... The post CyberQuestions: #4 and#8211; Why are people mean to each other on the Internet? appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

MyFitnessPal hacked, 150 million user accounts compromised

MyFitnessPal hacked, 150 million user accounts compromised

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 30.03.2018

American manufacturer of sports gear, Urban Armour, announced that 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were breached following the largest cyber incident to take place so far this year. Although the nutrition application fell victim to a data breach in late Frebruary 2018, it was only detected this week and users started receiving notification emails four days [and#8230;] read more

Bitdefender’s Business Insights Nominated at the 2018 Security Blogger Awards – Cast Your Vote!

Bitdefender’s Business Insights Nominated at the 2018 Security Blogger Awards – Cast Your Vote!

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 30.03.2018

Dear reader: if we had the chance, we would definitely name you the Best Corporate Security Blog Reader out there. Now, would you vote for us as the Best Corporate Security Blog? For the past year, we have been working hard to give you the inside scoop in cyber-security, devops and policies. Now, we give you another […] read more

IoT security solutions market growing at a meteoric pace, driving adjacent industries – Grand View Research

IoT security solutions market growing at a meteoric pace, driving adjacent industries – Grand View Research

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 30.03.2018

Of the many verticals touched by the IoT phenomenon, the security solutions segment is projected to exhibit the highest growth rate over the next seven years, new research indicates. IoT device management will be a $5.1 billion market in 2025, according to data resulted from a study by Grand View Research. Demand for IoT services, ... The post IoT security solutions market growing at a meteoric pace, driving adjacent industries – Grand View Research appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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