Chipotle on payment system breach: ‘most’ stores affected
Late last month, restaurant franchise Chipotle Mexican Grill revealed that it had suffered a security breach affecting its POS system. The company has released an update on that revelation, saying that ‘most’ of its stores in the US were affected by the malware. Chipotle says the investigation into the breach, which involved both law enforcement and security firms, has been … Continue reading...
Chipotle on payment system breach: ‘most’ stores affected
Late last month, restaurant franchise Chipotle Mexican Grill revealed that it had suffered a security breach affecting its POS system. The company has released an update on that revelation, saying that ‘most’ of its stores in the US were affected by the malware. Chipotle says the investigation into the breach, which involved both law enforcement and security firms, has been … Continue reading...
1Password adds a travel mode to frustrate snooping customs agents
 If you travel a lot, especially internationally, a new worry being added to the pile is the threat of being forced to unlock your phone for a customs agent. 1Password has a handy solution for this in the form of Travel Mode, which temporarily deauthorizes a device to access your passwords and accounts. Read More ...
Alexa, don’t talk to strangers!
 “Alexa, how do you hide a body?” Vocal identification is a complicated thing. Alexa doesn’t identify individual users; all us humans are the same. And because Echo has no user identification process, this actually means that anyone within talking range can get access to Echo users’ sensitive emails, documents and other personal data. Read More ...
Protect your privacy with this VPN Unlimited deal: Just $39 for lifetime access
Services like VPN Unlimited can greatly enhance your privacy and security online. Normally $18 per month, you can now get a three-year subscription from the DT Shop for $19 or a lifetime subscription for just $39. The post Protect your privacy with this VPN Unlimited deal: Just $39 for lifetime access appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook under fire in Europe for lack of transparency over data practices
Facebook has come under scrutiny by lawmakers in France and the Netherlands for failing to keep customers adequately informed about the myriad of ways in which it uses their data. The post Facebook under fire in Europe for lack of transparency over data practices appeared first on Digital Trends.
DeepMind NHS health data deal had ‘no lawful basis’
 DeepMind’s inaugural data-sharing deal with the UK’s National Health Service looks to be coming firmly unstuck. Read More ...
Google-funded ‘super sensor’ project brings IoT powers to dumb appliances
 Researchers at CMU’s Future Interfaces Group reckon they’ve come up with a quicker, less expensive and less cumbersome way to create a smart home. And one that might have some privacy benefits too. Just plug in their single ‘super sensor’ and play… Read More ...
Confide CEO Jon Brod on the White House, bad press, and what’s next for his secure messaging app
 Thursday night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, I sat down with Confide cofounder and president Jon Brod to talk with him about his decidedly topsy turvy 2017. Though his three-year-old messaging app was the belle of the ball at the start of the year — Wired, the Washington Post, and Axios were among others to note it was a hit with frustrated White House staffers —… Read More ...
FCC is planning to cut regulations to improve the speed to approving new innovations
The head of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, said on Friday that the agency is continuing a sweeping regulatory review, keen to adapt rules to the digital age and get rid of rules that he said are barriers to business. The review builds on the FCC’s efforts in the first 100 days of the Trump administration to dismantle several significant regulations. Pai said the FCC is looking closely at regulatory burdens on small businesses and examining whether the costs of existing ru...
UK surveillance law still fuzzy on decryption rules for comms providers
 A little more detail has emerged about how a key component of the controversial UK surveillance law, the Investigatory Powers Act, which was passed at the end of last year, is likely to function — after a government consultation document on so-called Technical Capability Notices was published by the digital rights organization Open Rights Group yesterday. Read More ...
Google quickly disables phishing scheme, but vulnerability remains
A phishing scheme spread throughout the internet that did not use the usual fake internet address to lure the unexpecting. Rather, this attack was sneakier, popping up a Google authorization request with a misleading app title. The post Google quickly disables phishing scheme, but vulnerability remains appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook denies it sells ad-targeting based on users’ emotions
 Facebook has denied it offers tools to advertisers to target users when they are in vulnerable emotional states. Read More ...
The UIDAI has insulated itself from any blame or responsibility for leaks in the Aadhaar ecosystem
It does not matter how many times there are news reports of leaks of databases containing Aadhaar numbers along with other sensitive and private information, the UIDAI can continue to claim a 7-year long, flawless record of adequate data security. The problem here is not with the UIDAI biometric database. That database is apparently behind seven firewalls and Norton, a world leading cybersecurity solutions provider, uses proprietary technology. All this is independently audited regularly by...
Judge argues net neutrality violates the free speech rights of … internet providers
 In perhaps the most absurd attack on net neutrality yet attempted, a federal judge argues that the rules established in 2015 by the FCC violate the first amendment rights of… internet service providers. Fortunately, this line of reasoning is as ineffectual as it is mistaken. Read More ...
John McAfee is making an unhackable phone
Those who know John McAfee before his brush with the long arm of the law will remember him for his eponymous security suite. Back then, McAfee competed with the likes of Norton for supremacy in the anti-virus market. These days, however, McAfee has involved himself in more than just software security. In fact, his latest endeavor is less about software. … Continue reading...
US spy agency NSA stops controversial surveillance technique
The U.S. National Security Agency said on Friday it had stopped a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans who mentioned a foreign intelligence target in their messages, marking an unexpected triumph for privacy advocates long critical of the practice. The decision to stop the once-secret activity, which involved messages sent to or received from people believed to be living overseas, came despite the insistence of U.S. officials i...
John McAfee is working on a ‘hack-proof’ smartphone called the McAfee Privacy Phone
John McAfee in an interview with Newsweek revealed a smartphone he called a “truly private smartphone”. McAfee showed off an Android phone called the McAfee Privacy Phone, which he said was the “most hack-proof phone” ever created. In the interview the colourful software guru also revealed that the secure Android smartphone would be priced at $1,100 (roughly Rs 70,000). The smartphone was reportedly built in partnership with a cybersecurity firm called MGT. The ...
John McAfee is working on a ‘hack-proof’ smartphone called the McAfee Privacy Phone
John McAfee in an interview with Newsweek revealed a smartphone he called a “truly private smartphone”. McAfee showed off an Android phone called the McAfee Privacy Phone, which he said was the “most hack-proof phone” ever created. In the interview the colourful software guru also revealed that the secure Android smartphone would be priced at $1,100 (roughly Rs 70,000). The smartphone was reportedly built in partnership with a cybersecurity firm called MGT. The ...
Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?
The lack of ISP oversight means that customers and companies will have to rely on transparency to navigate around a catastrophic, but avoidable, breakdown in trust. The post Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet? appeared first on Digital Trends.