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FTC Enforcement Action May Open Way for Punishment of Hacker Tools

An FTC suit against a software developer may open the door for prosecution of hacker tools On Oct. 22, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled an enforcement action against a software ...
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FTC Orders MobileSpy, PhoneSheriff and TeenShield Vendor to Destroy User Data

FTC Orders MobileSpy, PhoneSheriff and TeenShield Vendor to Destroy User Data

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an advisory warning the public of the risks of mobile spyware, shortly after reaching a deal with Retina-X Studios LLC, a company making a ...
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FTC Holds Companies Accountable for Online Lead Generators

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dropped the $30 million hammer on Career Education Corporation (CEC) for using leads obtained from dubious and illegal website operators to engage with prospects with the hope ...
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Capital One Data Breach, Equifax Settlement Payouts, Nextdoor App Scams

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for August 5th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: everything you need to know about the Capital One data breach, changes ...

Equifax Settlement, Android Video File Exploit, Encryption Backdoors

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 29th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Details on the Equifax breach settlement, why your Android phone could be ...

FaceApp Privacy Panic, Facebook’s 5 Billion Dollar Fine, Amazon Brushing Scams

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 22nd 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: The FaceApp privacy panic, Facebook’s 5 billion dollar fine from the FTC, ...

US Customs and Border Protection Data Breach, Sign in with Apple, Leaked Facebook Emails

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for June 17th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: the US Customs and Border Protection data breach, the new sign in ...
SMS Phish?  Amazon Reward!

SMS Phish? Amazon Reward!

Are you getting text messages about winning prizes at Amazon?I got one today with the following text from a VOIP-to-SMS number: 1 (410) 200-910The text was: "FRM: You have a New Amazon ...

Why the Wendy’s Data Breach Settlement may be the Worst One Yet… And how the FTC may be Expanding its Breach Governance Approach

In September 2018, Wendy’s settled class-action lawsuits brought by financial institutions and customers whose personal information was compromised by a data breach that impacted 1,000+ of the restaurant chain’s locations. The settlements ...
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Office Depot and Support.com to Pay $35M for Fake Malware Scan ‘Scam’

Feds win technical victory against an alleged campaign to fool customers. The FTC claims Office Depot and Support.com deliberately lied to consumers, saying their PCs were infected with malware. However, the scanning tool ...
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