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Even if you’re off social media, your friends could be ruining your privacy

Social networks could use friends to predict what a person would post, researchers find.

A new study from researchers at the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide found that they could predict a person’s posts on social media with 95 percent accuracy — even if they never had an account to begin with.

Full article: Even if you’re off social media, your friends could be ruining your privacy – CNET

Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

Researchers are highlighting the insecure nature of Internet of Things devices in a report released Tuesday alleging a bevy of popular consumer connected devices sold at major retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy and are riddled with security holes and privacy issues.

In analyzing 12 different IoT devices, researchers with Dark Cubed and Pepper IoT reported security failures that ranged from a lack of encryption for data and missing encryption certificate validations.

Full article: Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

A new report found that a dozen connected devices are open to several security and privacy issues.

Researchers said they specifically analyzed devices’ privacy policy to understand where data is being shared; monitored traffic and communication patterns; collected full packet data for manual reviews of communications; and performed analyses of devices’ complementary Android applications.

Full article: Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

Online Threats for Businesses with Remote Employees

Remote working is finally becoming mainstream, with around 70% of people working remotely at least once per week.

This represents a huge change in the culture of global businesses, and that’s great. But it also means that companies are grappling with totally new security risks.

So, what kind of threats should you be worried about if you rely on remote working? This is literally a million dollar question for businesses across the world – and there are some hazards to take into account. Let’s deal with them one by one.

Full article: Online Threats for Businesses with Remote Employees | Prague Post

Lessons for Corporate Boardrooms From Yahoo’s Cybersecurity Settlement

The former officers and directors of Yahoo agreed to pay $29 million to settle charges that they breached their fiduciary duties in their handling of customer data during a series of cyberattacks from 2013 until 2016.

Three billion Yahoo user accounts were compromised in the attacks. The settlement ended three so-called derivative lawsuits filed in Delaware and California against the company’s former leadership team and board, including Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s former chief executive. Insurance coverage will pick up the tab.

Source: Lessons for Corporate Boardrooms From Yahoo’s Cybersecurity Settlement – The New York Times

Cybersecurity in Europe is improving: Thank you GDPR?

After years of debate over whether to impose new cybersecurity regulations on companies, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws went into effect in May 2018. Already we’ve seen several data breach victims ordered to pay fines under the new rules and cookie disclosure notices are popping up on more websites than ever.

Full article: Cybersecurity in Europe is improving: Thank you GDPR?

Security is the no. 1 IT barrier to cloud and SaaS adoption

Security is the top barrier in cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption for enterprise IT infrastructures, according to a Ping Identity report released on Wednesday.

Some 43% of IT professionals surveyed said that security is the biggest obstacle for cloud adoption, and 37% said security is also the biggest barrier to SaaS adoption, said the report.

Source: Security is the no. 1 IT barrier to cloud and SaaS adoption – TechRepublic

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