Tattoo recognition technology “raises significant First Amendment questions”

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has been
conducting research into tattoo recognition technology since 2014,
relying on a database of 15,000 tattoo images collected by the FBI from
prisoners and arrestees without their consent, according to the EFF.

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
Facebook will tell advertisers when you visit their offline stores

Now Facebook is rolling out a new service for retailers allowing them
to connect their advertising campaigns on Facebook with your offline,
flesh-and-blood movements when you shop in their brick-and-mortar stores.

By tracking your smartphone’s location with GPS and nearb

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
Hacker Spied on Canadian Political Party's Meetings via Video Camera Feeds

"The Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ), a federalist provincial political party
in Canada, fixed a security issue in their video conferencing software
that allowed an unknown hacker to spy on their meetings and even access
the video camera feeds when he wanted.


Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
The Chrome extension that hides your screen in plain sight

Imagine you’re sitting on an airplane, using webmail to send your
marketing plan to your boss, when you notice that the passenger sitting
next to you has wandering eyes.
This kind of data leakage is why some people use privacy shields to
obscure their compu

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
US government to defend surveillance activities in Irish courts in Facebook v Schrems case

The US government has asked to be added to the legal case between
Facebook and Austrian citizen Max Schrems, in a move that will see the
spy organisation discuss how it operates under oath.

The move comes as Schrems continues to challenge the right of Facebook
to transfe

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
Microsoft unveils "Project Bletchley" secure blockchain framework

Project Bletchley has been introduced by Microsoft and will use
blockchain to secure financial transaction history and protect against fraud

Microsoft has unveiled details of its “Project Bletchley” service that
will use blockchain to ensure that transaction histor

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
GoToMyPC accounts hacked, all customer passwords reset

Experiencing a problem logging into GoToMyPC? There's a reason for
that. Your password has been reset by Citrix, the company which runs
GoToMyPC.com, after hackers reportedly attacked the service.

Here is part of GoToMyPC's security advisory:


Senin, 27 Jun 2016
Morgan Stanley Pays $1 Million SEC Fine For Failure to Protect Customer Data

Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay a $1
million penalty for failure to safeguard customer data, the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Wednesday.

According to a statement by the SEC, the Wall Street bank violated a

Senin, 27 Jun 2016
Nemucod ups its game

Some time ago, we detailed how the Locky ransomware infection process
works. Since then, the creators of the Nemucod “downloader” (the code
responsible for downloading and executing malware like Locky) have been
hard at work polishing their code.

One of the l

Senin, 27 Jun 2016
Hypervisor wiretap feature can leak data from the cloud

The technique, dubbed TeLeScope, has been developed for research
purposes and proves that a third-party can eavesdrop on communications
encrypted with the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol between an
end-user and a virtualised instance of a server.

Senin, 27 Jun 2016
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