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February 20, 2019  2:52 PM

At RSAC 2019, speculative execution threats take a back seat

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities disclosed in early 2018 dominated much of the infosec discussions and news coverage last year, including those at RSA Conference 2018. But at this year's event, speculative execution threats are virtually non-existent. RSA Conference 2019 has a single...

October 15, 2018  4:45 PM

Mystery around Trend Micro apps still lingers one month later

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

It's been a little over a month since several Trend Micro apps were kicked out of the Mac App Store by Apple over allegations of stealing user data, but several crucial questions remain unanswered. To recap, security researchers discovered that seven Trend Micro apps were


July 27, 2018  8:00 PM

How Dropbox dropped the ball with anonymized data

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

Dropbox found itself in hot water this week over an academic study that used anonymized data to analyze the behavior and activity of thousands of customers. The situation seemed innocent enough at first -- an article in Harvard Business Review, researchers at Northwestern University Institute on...


April 30, 2018  5:34 PM

Algorithmic discrimination: A coming storm for security?

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

"If you don't understand algorithmic discrimination, then you don't understand discrimination in the 21st century." Bruce Schneier's words, which came at the end of his wide-ranging session at RSA Conference last week, continued to echo in my ears long after I returned from San...


April 27, 2018  7:35 PM

GDPR deadline: Keep calm and GDPR on

Peter Loshin Peter Loshin Profile: Peter Loshin
Security

You may know that the GDPR deadline --- May 25, 2018 -- is almost upon us. In less than a month, the European Union will begin enforcing its new General Data Privacy Regulation, or GDPR. Some companies will face disabling fines, as much as 20 million euros, or 4% of global gross revenue,...


March 31, 2018  6:01 PM

Privacy protections are needed for government overreach, too

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

After the unfortunate yet predictable Facebook episode involving Cambridge Analytica, several leaders in the technology industry were quick to pledge they would never allow that kind


February 23, 2018  9:31 PM

Facebook’s 2FA bug lands social media giant in hot water

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

At Black Hat USA 2017, Facebook CSO Alex Stamos said "As a community we tend to punish people who implement imperfect solutions in an imperfect world." Now, Facebook has found itself on the receiving end of such punishment after users who had enabled two-factor authentication reported receiving...


February 8, 2018  8:55 PM

Symantec’s untrusted certificates: How many are still in use?

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

The fallout from Google's decision last year to stop trusting Symantec certificates has been difficult to quantify, but one security researcher has provided clarity on how many untrusted certificates are still being used. Arkadiy Tetelman, senior application security engineer at Airbnb, posted...


January 26, 2018  3:05 PM

Blizzard security flaw should put game developers on notice

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

Imagine you could reach into an application that had none of the enterprise security protections we've come to appreciate but was still used by millions of people -- themselves blissfully unaware of the risks the application posed -- and use that vulnerable application to hack into millions of...


January 18, 2018  4:38 PM

The strange case of the ‘HP backdoor’ in Lenovo switches

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

Concern about government-mandated backdoors in technology products may be at an all-time high, but the recent discovery of an "HP backdoor" in Lenovo networking gear should prove equally alarming for the IT industry. The computer maker last week issued a security advisory, LEN-16095, for an...


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