Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Recently, Digiday published an article about the “winners and losers” of the new EU ePrivacy law. As suspected, behavioral targeting is a clear loser due to its reliance on cookie-based targeting. The only winners mentioned seemed to be those outside of the realm of digital advertising.
Protect yourself from targeted phishing attacks, malware, spyware, and more. Bad actors and their tactics continue to become more and more sophisticated. Ensure that you change default passwords, always use encryption, learn about safe browsing habits, and maintain security for your home or business network.
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes zvelo Instant Protection (zIP) is a new feature designed to provide fast, up-to-the-minute updates on important category changes and real-time protection from newly identified blockable (adult, porn, hate, criminal, etc.) and malicious (malware, spyware, phishing, compromised, etc.) URLs.
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes SpotX Announces Support for IAB’s ads.txt to Verify Seller Credentials Leverages zvelo for anti-fraud monitoring as a key authentication vendor to offer transparency and inventory assurance for buyers. Video ad serving platform SpotX has been aggressively taking steps to ensure all inventory available to buyers via its platform is sourced directly from owned-and-operated publishers or…Details
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes The introduction of voice-activated smart home solutions – like Amazon Echo and Dot, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod
Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Earlier this week, over 14 million Verizon customers had sensitive user data associated with their Verizon accounts released into the wild. A third-party vendor had stored the database on an improperly secured cloud server. While this unsecured server was located in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the data breach was determined to be a result of human error on the contractor’s part, not any inherent security vulnerability in the AWS cloud.Details
Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes A few years ago at a DEFCON conference, an organization called “Let’s Encrypt” lead a session on their new project. Although this group was not well-known at the time, their ambitious goals made me feel that I should hear what they had to say, even if it was just to save money.
Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Petya is a ransomware campaign that has been updated to take advantage of an exploit named EternalBlue (named this by the NSA as part of their toolset). This exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
In The Stack, Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo, asks whether there are enough incentives for consumers to be concerned about the security of their IoT devices…
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes For customers purchasing Internet of Things (IoT) devices – a group that either includes or will include just about every one of us soon enough – it’s easy to get excited about the idea of smart light bulbs, speakers, thermostats, power outlets, and a host of other convenient, connected hardware the market offers. The chief selling point of most IoT devices is their functionality and simplicity, enabling us to control or track everything in our lives with our voices or our phones.Details
Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes About two months ago, I posted a video blog showing how easy it is to obtain unauthenticated root access on a very popular Netgear router. This Netgear vulnerability received overwhelming news coverage and the urgent call went out across the Internet to patch all of their routers ASAP.
Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes DEF CON is one of the largest, (if not the largest), hacker conferences in the world. Held over four days every August in Las Vegas, DEF CON is now in its 24th year and is bigger, better — and scarier — than ever. Our Senior Malicious Detection Researcher, Eric Watkins, participated again this year and provided a great multi-blog brief; giving us a glimpse into the very real, and scary, threat vectors coming out of the hacker world today.