Death by Ransomware, Strava Flyby, iOS 14 Privacy Improvements

Death by Ransomware, Strava Flyby, iOS 14 Privacy Improvements

In episode 140 for September 28th 2020: Details on the first human death related to a ransomware attack, popular fitness app Strava is caught giving away your location data to strangers, and ...

Me on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

I was quoted in BuzzFeed: "My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet ...
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Your Privacy for Your Health?

We continually hear of the need for COVID-19 contact tracing. But what exactly is contact tracing? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published guidance on contact tracing during the 2006 Ebola ...
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US Wireless Carriers Shared Customer Location Data with Third Parties

US Wireless Carriers Shared Customer Location Data with Third Parties

The Federal Communications Commission found that one or more wireless carriers in the United States sold location data regarding its consumers to third parties, in apparent violation of federal law. After a ...
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Shady Tracking Firms Are Selling Your GPS Location History

In a worrying report, the Gray Lady is waking up Americans to the silent world of smartphone location tracking and brokerage ...
Security Boulevard

Strong Authentication is Good, Unless …

… it results in your being arrested! In her September 28, 2019 article, “Army communication head at Mar-a-Lago sentenced for lying,” Jane Musgrave describes how an army officer in charge of communications ...

Security Flaws in Children’s Smart Watches

A year ago, the Norwegian Consumer Council published an excellent security analysis of children's GPS-connected smart watches. The security was terrible. Not only could parents track the children, anyone else could also ...

Spy Apps and Stalkerware with Special Guest Jeff Tang – WB40

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for October 29th 2018 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Spy apps and Stalkerware with special guest Jeff Tang. Silent Pocket is ...