Ransomware: To pay or not to pay? Legal or illegal? These are the questions …

Caught between a rock and a hard place, many ransomware victims cave in to extortion demands. Here’s what might change the calculus. The recent spate of ransomware payments cannot be the best use of cybersecurity budgets or shareholder capital, nor is it the best use of insurance industry funds. So, why are companies paying and … More Ransomware: To pay or not to pay? Legal or illegal? These are the questions …

What is the Zero Trust security model, and why is its adoption growing?

Zero Trust promotes the concept that organizations should not trust any entity inside or outside their network perimeters in a predetermined fashion. Adoption of the Zero Trust security model is picking up steam at last. In February 2020 – before the pandemic swept the world – a survey of more than 400 IT security decision makers conducted … More What is the Zero Trust security model, and why is its adoption growing?

Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

Most medical and fitness apps in Google Play have tracking capabilities enabled and their data collection practices aren’t transparent. As many as 88 percent of almost 21,000 mobile health (mHealth) applications that are accessible on the Google Play Store from Australia include code that can access and even share users’ personal data with third parties, … More Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

An all-new privacy dashboard and better location, microphone and camera controls are all aimed at curbing apps’ data-slurping habits. With the upcoming official release of Android 12, Google has outlined a range of security and privacy improvements that users can expect to experience once the new version of the mobile operating system is launched. Android’s new iteration … More Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

Reports of another trove of scraped user data add to the recent woes of popular social media platforms. It seems that threat actors are increasingly setting their sights on extracting vast amounts of data from social media platforms. The cascade of incidents started off with a data leak impacting more than half a billion Facebook users and … More Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online