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  • Metadata-hiding Dark Mail protocol soon to be reality

    21.07.2014

    At the Hackers on Planet Earth X (HOPE X) conference held this weekend in New York, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called for hackers, coders and developers to "help build a better future by encoding our rights into the programs and protocols upon which we rely everyday." He was talking about encryption, but also about "padded protocols" that would prevent intelligence agencies from discovering who was talking to who by analyzing Internet traffic, and mixed routing.

  • TRUSTe launches new privacy assessments

    21.07.2014

    TRUSTe expanded its Data Privacy Management Platform to include TRUSTed Assessments, a new privacy assessment solution which addresses the need for specialized tools to evaluate data risk.

  • Breaches exposed 22.8 million personal records of New Yorkers

    15.07.2014

    Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a new report examining the growing number, complexity, and costs of data breaches in the New York State.

  • Keyloggers found at hotel business centers, US Secret Service warns

    14.07.2014

    In the wake of the arrest of a group of people suspected of having compromised computers in hotel business centers in Texas, the US Secret Service and the DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) have sent out an advisory to hospitality industry firms urging them to secure their public computers.

  • IoT privacy tech working group announced

    14.07.2014

    TRUSTe formed a multi-stakeholder IoT Privacy Tech Working Group to identify the technical standards and best practices necessary to help enhance consumer privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT).




Spotlight

Android Fake ID bug allows malware to impersonate trusted apps

Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Bluebox Security researchers unearthed a critical Android vulnerability which can be used by malicious applications to impersonate specially recognized trusted apps - and get all the privileges they have - without the user being none the wiser.


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