Starbucks’ iOS mobile app pegged as risky
January 16, 2014
Starbucks is dealing with backlash from a discovery by an independent security researcher that its iOS mobile payments app collects and stores customer data in risky way.
Daniel Wood posted his findings on seclists.org after trying futilely for months to convey his findings to Starbucks.
Wood showed how the popular Starbucks mobile app has been storing usernames, email addresses and passwords in …More
Retailers mum about data breaches
January 14, 2014
Point-of-sale systems targeted in retailer data thefts
January 13, 2014
Snowden affair continues to chill cloud spending
January 8, 2014
SEATTLE – More evidence that the Edward Snowden affair is having a chilling effect on corporate use of cloud services comes via survey results released this morning by Vancouver, British Columbia-based web hosting company, Peer 1 Hosting,
Last August, Forrester analyst James Staten made the bold prediction that cloud vendors worldwide might lose up to $180 billion in sales over the next three years due to concerns over government snooping on cloud-stored data. Staten’s projectionoutstripped an …More
Q&A: Cybersecurity guru Bruce Schneier joins a startup
January 7, 2014
SEATTLE – Cyptographer, essayist, book author, free thinker, privacy advocate and cybersecurity thought leader Bruce Schneier announced a few days ago that he’s joining Co3 Systems as its new CTO. The Cambridge, Mass.-based start up helps companies comply deal with data privacy and data loss disclosure regulations. Schneier shared what’s top of his mind with CyberTruth.
CT: You started in encryption, and had a great run as a globe trotting cybersecurity guru. What got you interested in doing hands-on vendor …More
Technologists scold Snapchat for poor security
January 3, 2014
SEATTLE — The cybersecurity community this morning continues to buzz with discussions about how Australian research firm Gibson Security tried for months to get Snapchat to address gaping security flaws in its customer database.
Michael B. Williams, CEO of computer services firm Glexia, is one of several concerned technologists complaining that Snapchat executives have been unresponsive to offers to help them lock down the popular social media service, aimed at adolescents. A hacktivist on Tuesday stole and …More
High alert issued for top 5 holiday scams
December 4, 2013
Don’t be caught with your guard down this holiday season. Adam Levin, chairman of consultancy IDentity Theft 911, is predicting an increase in five categories of scams that never fail to accelerate this time of year.
“People are distracted during the holidays scooping up online deals and the newest gift for relatives,” says Levin. “They’re not thinking about their identity or personal security and that’s when they become vulnerable. This is exactly what thieves are looking for.”
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