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A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

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Everybody’s worried about Zoom this week. As the video conferencing software rocketed to 200 million users amid widespread shelter-in-place orders, security and privacy pros have catalogued a litany of issues. It’s probably perfectly fine for most people! But especially if you need true end-to-end encrypted meetings, maybe give Zoom a minute to get its act […]

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A Hacker Found a Way to Take Over Any Apple Webcam

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Apple has a well-earned reputation for security, but in recent years its Safari browser has had its share of missteps. This week, a security researcher publicly shared new findings about vulnerabilities that would have allowed an attacker to exploit three Safari bugs in succession and take over a target’s webcam and microphone on iOS and […]

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So Wait, How Encrypted Are Zoom Meetings Really?

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An analysis of Zoom’s encryption scheme, published on Friday by Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, shows that Zoom does generate and hold all keys itself on key management systems. The report notes that most of Zoom’s developers are based in China, and that some of its key management infrastructure is in that country, […]

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Thousands of Android Apps Are Silently Accessing Your Data

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More than 4,000 Google Play apps silently collect a list of all other installed apps in a data grab that allows developers and advertisers to build detailed profiles of users, a recently published research paper found. The apps use an Android-provided programming interface that scans a phone for details about all other apps installed on […]

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Trends in the Automated Attack Landscape & the Impact on Businesses

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Today, we launched our annual report studying the internet traffic of our global client base to analyze bot behavior and identify trends in automated, bot-generated threats that businesses face. The report provides a detailed examination of the impact of bad bots across industries and sheds light on recommended preventive measures to safeguard business operations. While […]

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The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

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The popular video conferencing application Zoom has been having a Moment during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it’s not all positive. As many people’s professional and social lives move completely online, Zoom use has exploded. But with this boom has come added scrutiny from security and privacy researchers—and they keep finding more problems, including two fresh […]

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Here’s How Bots Are Exploiting Coronavirus Fears

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Coronavirus is a pandemic that the world has not witnessed in quite some time. International borders are closed. Major sports leagues have suspended their games. Employers have asked their workers to work from home. Normal life has been upended and will remain so for the foreseeable future, as the world struggles to get ahead of […]

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Marriott Got Hacked. Yes, Again

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In November 2018, hotel giant Marriott disclosed that it had suffered one of the largest breaches in history. That hack compromised the information of 500 million people who had made a reservation at a Starwood hotel. On Tuesday, Marriott announced that it had once again been hit, with up to 5.2 million guests at risk. […]

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Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform buy snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

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With an eye towards significantly bolstering its edge networking offerings, Palo Alto has entered into an agreement to buy cloud-based SD-WAN vendor CloudGenix for $420 million in cash. Palo Alto said upon the completion of the acquisition it will integrate CloudGenix’s cloud-managed SD-WAN products to accelerate the intelligent onboarding of remote branches and retail stores […]