A scan of 30,000 iOS App reveals that developers are deliberately deactivating security features made available to them by Apple which protect users. Most developers completely disable a default called ATS in order to improve communication with ad servers but thereby expose their apps to hackers.
This Memorial Day let’s remember that our brave fighting men and women face the additional burden of increased risk of identity theft both during and after their lives. Frequent travel, valuable benefits and other factors make them targets for criminals off all types but a few tips can help us protect them.
The private email and phone numbers and contact info for more than 49 million Instagram Influencers was uncovered in an unprotected, unencrypted database hosted on Amazon Web Services. The Influencers, the social media term for accounts with many followers, include celebrities and International brands.
Data Breaches involving millions of consumers are becoming commonplace but last week two researchers uncovered a massive database of very detailed consumer records with no clear owner. Hosted on a Microsoft cloud server, the data deals with 80 million households headed by Americans over the age of 40.
Wireless cameras are appearing everywhere but we expect them to be our tools not to spy on us. Today a lack of legal protection for vacation renters, employees and others in private property and the emergence of super small cameras hidden virtually anywhere mean we can be spied upon at anytime from anywhere.
California’s AG is proposing expanding the state’s Data Breach notification law to require businesses to notify consumers when their passport or biometric data such as fingerprint or retina information is exposed. This extends the list of protected data beyond SSN, driver’s license, medical and other personal records.
Do you have an Apple device? If so, it’s currently acting like a microphone allowing anyone to listen to you without your knowledge. The FaceTime flaw dubbed FacePalm applies to Macs, iPhones and iPads and Apple has been slow to fix the simple hack that allows anyone to turn your phone into a live, open, microphone.