Seattle-based smart home device maker Wyze says an error by a developer exposed a database to the internet over a three-week period earlier this month. The data included customer emails, nicknames of online cameras, WiFi SSIDs, device information and Alexa tokens.
Apple and Google have stopped distributing a popular messaging app marketed to English and Arabic speakers called ToTok. The New York Times has reported that U.S. intelligence agencies believe ToTok was developed by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on its citizens. The government bans rival offerings.
As France broadens its experimentation with facial recognition it must make sure it takes users' consent as well as implement the technology only when necessary, says Felicien Vallet, privacy technologist at CNIL.
The long-awaited personal data protection bill, which was expected to be cleared by the Indian Parliament this year, has been put on hold yet again following serious concerns raised about recent changes in the proposal. It's been referred to a joint parliamentary committee for further review.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses why cyber defense teams need to think more like attackers. Plus, a case study on cross-border payment fraud, and an expert's take on security for the 2020 elections.
India's proposed new 2020 National Cybersecurity Policy is designed to help build a cyber-resilient nation that can deal with contemporary technological challenges, Lt. Gen. (retired) Rajesh Pant, national cybersecurity coordinator in the prime minister's office, explains in this in-depth interview.
What challenges does a CISO face when dealing with issues facing several industries? Abid Adam of Axiata Group, a conglomerate based in Malaysia, describes his efforts to manage privacy and security in three diverse sectors.
Security vulnerabilities at two major private hospitals in India have led to the leaking of personal data on millions of patients, says security researcher Avinash Jain, lead infrastructure security engineer at Grofers, who's not revealing the names of the hospitals because the leaks have not yet been fixed.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the FBI's security and privacy warnings about smart TVs. Also featured: discussions on the security of connected medical devices and strategies for fighting synthetic identity fraud.