Archive for the Privacy Category

Lessons Learned from the Verizon Data Breach

Lessons Learned from the Verizon Data Breach

By Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo 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 […]

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InfoSecurity Magazine Features How IoT Device Discovery and Activity Detection Can Work by Jeff Finn of zvelo

InfoSecurity Magazine Features How IoT Device Discovery and Activity Detection Can Work by Jeff Finn of zvelo

*****The following article, by Jeff Finn, appears as an online article in the Opinion section on InfoSecurity Magazine Home’s web site and was originally published on July 13, 2017. In InfoSecurity Magazine: How IoT Device Discovery and Activity Detection Can Work by Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo Even as IoT […]

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EU-US Privacy Shield: EU Commission and United States agree on new framework for transatlantic data flows

EU-US Privacy Shield: EU Commission and United States agree on new framework for transatlantic data flows

EU-US Privacy Shield EU Commission and United States agree on new framework for transatlantic data flows A new US/EU arrangement puts stronger regulations on companies in the U.S. to protect the personal data of Europeans and stronger monitoring and enforcement by the U.S. A few highlights that […]

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Open Source Intelligence: The Web’s Dirty Little Secret

Our willingness to surrender personal privacy in exchange for services that we now consider essential, as discussed in a previous article, has made it much easier for large governments and private individuals alike to collect information.

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Giving Up Our Privacy and Liking It

We are constantly reminded of the growing number of privacy concerns from the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Some are quick to blame governments or commercial entities when our personal information is compromised. Very few stop to think whether or not the blame should be pointed at ourselves. To what extent are we as end-users responsible for facilitating our own personal privacy?

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Experiment Raises Online Privacy Eyebrow

People don’t seem to worry much about privacy when “checking in” to a favorite local restaurant or coffee shop, or from other social media posts that reveal one’s location. What if you were approached by a complete stranger who knew your name and other personally indefinable information within minutes after making an upload? A few socialites got quite the shock after a social media experiment revealed how much personal information can be extracted from publicly viewable status updates.

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Greater Online Privacy Control Coming Soon for Consumers

Consumers will soon know exactly how much of their personal information is being collected online, by whom, and may one day be able to correct errors or opt-out entirely from such activity. The name of the game is “privacy” and thanks to a combination of recent investigative reporting and pressure from advocacy groups, regulatory entities and politicians, the urgency to reach this point is now mainstream news.

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A Look Into Apple’s Geo-Location Tracking

The past weeks have been rife with accusations of privacy infringement against Apple for covertly collecting geo-location information from iPods, iPhones and iPads. Although the collecting of private information by mobile phone manufacturers and 3rd party apps is nothing new, the manner in which Apple stores its data has resulted in criticism from end-users and security experts alike.

 

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