DuckDuckGo Browser and Microsoft Trackers, Verizon Employee Database, Attacking Powered Off iPhones

DuckDuckGo Browser Allows Microsoft Trackers, Stolen Verizon Employee Database, Attacking Powered Off iPhones

The DuckDuckGo mobile browser allows Microsoft trackers due to an agreement in their syndicated search content contract, a database of contact details for hundreds of Verizon employees was compromised after an employee ...
Fighting Fake EDRs With ‘Credit Ratings’ for Police

Fighting Fake EDRs With ‘Credit Ratings’ for Police

When KrebsOnSecurity last month explored how cybercriminals were using hacked email accounts at police departments worldwide to obtain warrantless Emergency Data Requests (EDRs) from social media and technology providers, many security experts ...
Top Cyber Security Challenges Post Lockdown

Top Cyber Security Challenges Post Lockdown

By Sam Jones | Cyber Tec Security Not too long ago things were looking bleak for the world, still under the dark cloud of the COVID pandemic, but with vaccine rollouts now ...
Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions

Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions

Fake, positive reviews have infiltrated nearly every corner of life online these days, confusing consumers while offering an unwelcome advantage to fraudsters and sub-par products everywhere. Happily, identifying and tracking these fake ...
Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

Many online services allow users to reset their passwords by clicking a link sent via SMS, and this unfortunately widespread practice has turned mobile phone numbers into de facto identity documents. Which ...
Verizon’s 2020 Payment Security Report: Focusing on Strategy

Verizon’s 2020 Payment Security Report: Focusing on Strategy

Last year, I wrote about the Verizon Payment Security Report saying it was ”Not Just for PCI.” Verizon liked that post enough to include its introduction in this year’s version. This recognition ...
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Insights from Verizon’s COVID-19 Breach Landscape Report: Working From Home (WFH) leads to greater vulnerability

Verizon’s report highlights four specific cyber challenges that have emerged this year as a result of the pandemic: the continued increase in human error, the focus on stolen credential-related hacking, the spike ...
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Key trends and developments: 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigation

Verizon has recently released its 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, an analysis of over 150,000 security incidents to assess how the overall threat landscape is shifting and where and how bad actors ...

Developing a Data Protection Compliance Program – Verizon’s 9-5-4 Model

In a previous post, I wrote about my key take-aways from Verizon’s 2019 Payment Security Report. While it’s no surprise it was full of interesting and useful data, (Verizon’s yearly Data Breach ...
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The Rise of Insider Threats in Verizon’s DBIR

Each year, Verizon releases its Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). These reports evaluate the state of security each year, providing detailed statistics around leading vulnerabilities, which industries face the most breaches, and ...