Researchers have found an unsecured Microsoft-hosted cloud database that holds personal information from 80 million U.S. households, exposing sensitive data and putting people at risk for identity theft, ransomware and other cybercrimes.
Tag: data privacy
EU calls for End to Default Passwords on Internet of Things
A group representing European telecommunications firms last week published technical specifications for securing a wide range of consumer Internet of Things devices including toys, smart cameras and wearable health trackers.
Waiting for Federal Data Privacy Reform? Don’t Hold Your Breath.
Despite a litany of high-profile data breaches, federal action on data privacy is unlikely to go anywhere in 2019 as partisanship and lack of technology literacy complicate Congressional action.
Russian Cyber Criminal Named as Source of Massive Collection 1 Data Dump
A Russian cyber criminal going by the name of “C0rpz” is believed to be the source of a massive trove of over one billion online credentials known as “Collection 1,” the firm Recorded Future reports.
Podcast Episode 128: Do Security and Privacy have a Booth at CES?
In this episode of The Security Ledger podcast (#128): you’re going to hear a lot from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) out in Las Vegas this week, but are any of the new gadgets being released secure? And do security and privacy have a seat at the table at the world’s largest electronics event? We sit down with IoT luminary and influencer Stacey Higginbotham of the Internet of Things podcast and the StaceyonIoT blog to find out.