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Airline e-ticketing vulnerability exposes passenger PII

A vulnerability in numerous airline e-ticketing systems can expose customer data via unencrypted check-in links that hackers can easily intercept, researchers at Wandera said. “The intercepted and unencrypted links enable unauthorized third parties to view, and in some cases even change, a user’s flight booking details, and/or print their boarding passes,” the researchers, who discovered…
Data Breach, Privacy & Compliance, Security News

Amazon’s Ring allegedly let employees access customer video feeds

Amazon’s Ring devices reportedly granted the company’s Ukraine-based research and development team as well as U.S. executives and engineers virtually unfettered round the clock access to live feeds from some customer’s cameras, claims which Ring denies. The workers, regardless of whether they needed the information or not, allegedly had access to a folder on Amazon’s…
Executive Insight, Opinions

Building a data security strategy – why the industry needs to work together

By Rags Srinivasan, senior director, growth verticals, Seagate Technology The growth of data’s influence on our personal and business lives over the past few years has been faster than anyone could have imagined and the pace of change is set to continue. According to The Digitization of the World- From Edge to Core, a report…
Plans include an open standard that would shrink users' dependency on passwords.
Government/Defense, Privacy & Compliance, Security News

Biometrics and AI firm team up for first U.S. biometric database amidst criticism

Biometrics firm SureID and AI-startup firm Robbie.AI are teaming up to launch the first U.S. biometric database. SureID has a nationwide network of fingerprint enrollment kiosks while Robbie.AI uses technology to authenticate using AI-based facial recognition and behavioral prediction that could be combined to create a nationwide biometric databased for consumer focused initiatives, according to…
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Facebook testing location history feature on Instagram

Facebook is testing a new tracking location feature on Instagram that would allow Facebook to build up a user’s location history from data collected on a user’s phone. It’s possible this feature could upset users who want to limit Facebook’s surveillance in their lives as some users have feared Instagram may be exploited to squeeze…
Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack
Government/Defense, Security News

Weak passwords outlawed out West, California law aims to secure IoT devices

California passed has just passed a law effectively banning weak passwords and enforcing other security measures to more effectively secure connected devices. While its unlikely individuals or businesses will be raided by local law enforcement for attempting to lock down their computer or Wi-Fi using “Password123,” the new law will require that manufactured devices be…
Government, Malware, Network Security, Privacy & Compliance, Security News

House committee leaders submit white paper urging U.S. to address AI security concerns

Artificial intelligence holds tremendous promise for technological innovation, but also presents grave privacy and security risks that necessitate government action, according to a new white paper issued today by two U.S. legislators. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex., and Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., respectively the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s…
Privacy & Compliance, Research, Security News

Survey: Nearly one-third of breached companies reported job losses after data breach

Nearly one-third of surveyed companies that experienced a data breach in the previous 12 months said the incident cost certain employees their jobs. Conducted by Kaspersky Lab last March and April, the “Global Corporate IT Security Risks Survey” elicited responses from 5,878 businesses across 29 countries. Among this data set, 1,062 small-to-medium-sized businesses and 863…
Data Breach, Security News

Hackers steal data on 380,000 British Airways customers

British Airways has resolved an August breach that resulted in data being stolen from about 380,000 customers and the company is treating a probe of the incident with some “urgency.” “We have notified the police and relevant authorities,” the airline said in a statement about the breach, which occurred between August 21 and Sept. 5. “The…
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