Florida-based mobile device maker BLU has settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges it allowed a Chinese partner to collect detailed personal customer information from some of its devices without authorization or consent.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:08 — 37.9MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThis episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#93) was sponsored by Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Check them out at Keysight.com. In this episode: with the May 25th go-live date of the EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) just around the corner, we talk with Cisco Chief Privacy Officer Michelle Dennedy about her expectations for the May 25th deadline and what lies beyond it. Also: with the 2018 RSA Conference now in the history books, we invited Steve McGregory, the Senior Director of Application and Threat Intelligence at Ixia in to talk about his big takeaways from the show. Steve also weighs in on one of the big trends this year: machine learning.
New malware that uses a device’s own computing power to mine Monero can render an Android smartphone unusable, security firm Trend Micro warned Wendesday.
Consumer advocates and proponents of right to repair laws in 17 states have a new enemy to worry about. The Security Innovation Center, with backing of powerful tech industry groups, is arguing that letting consumers fix their own devices will empower hackers.*
Loosely attended smart home appliances may be platforms for cryptocurrency mining scams, a researcher with the firm IOActive warns.