Tag: data privacy

Conservative legal group the Cause of Action Institute said it will defend technology firm D-Link in a case against the Federal Trade Commission over the security of its routers and cameras.

Update: Conservative Legal Group Joins Fight over FTC’s D-Link Complaint

In-brief: A conservative legal group, Cause of Action Institute, said that it was joining a legal battle against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over a case that charges the technology vendor D-Link engaged in deceptive marketing practices and sold products to the public that are insecure. (Updated to add information on Cause of Action’s work on LabMD and analysis of the D-Link case. – PFR 1/12/2017)

New generations of Internet connected products are often insecure and pose safety and privacy risks to consumers. What will it take to make consumer electronics safe? We ask experts from the firm Senrio for their thoughts. (Image courtesy of CTA.)

Podcast: Can We Make CES Secure Again?

In-brief: With CES going on in Las Vegas, The Security Ledger sat down with three experts from the firm Senrio to talk about the new generation of connected consumer electronics. How vulnerable are they to attack? What is the best way to address security and privacy concerns in them? 

Meet the future: an LG smart television infected with Android ransomware.

LG Smart TV Infected with Android Ransomware

In-brief: Just in time for the annual Consumer Electronics Show: news of an LG Smart TV infected with ransomware, raising the specter of widespread malware infections affecting both consumers and businesses. 

Barnes & Noble denied that some of its low-cost NOOK tablets were running software that had been observed siphoning off user data in some low cost Android phones. (Image courtesy of Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble says Nook Tablets will drop Suspect Chinese Software

In-brief: Barnes & Noble said its Nook tablets have not been used to steal data and that it is taking steps to stop using software by the Chinese firm Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd. (ADUPS).

NIST is asking for help designing post-quantum encryption algorithms to protect data and communications.

NIST asks for Help securing Data in Quantum Computing Era

In-brief: NIST is asking for help designing post-quantum encryption algorithms to protect data and communications.