Over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm

The repository of email addresses and other records would offer a gold mine of data for scammers. Security researchers have discovered a humongous collection of email addresses and other data that was left sitting on the internet with no protection whatsoever. Bob Diachenko revealed late last week that he’d found an unsecured MongoDB server with more … More Over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm

Next-gen security software: Myths and marketing

The Age of Dinosaurs There is a view of the current security market that is often recycled by the media these days. It assumes a split between ‘first-gen(eration)’ or ‘traditional’ (or even ‘fossil’ or ‘dinosaur’) malware detection technology – which is invariably claimed to rely on reactive signature detection – and (allegedly) superior technologies using … More Next-gen security software: Myths and marketing

Getting smart about TV data collection and sharing

If you have a so-called smart TV from VIZIO, LG, or Samsung, you may want to check its settings related to Privacy, Marketing, and Automatic Content Recognition (ACR). Why? Because your TV may be collecting information about what you and your family watch, and then sharing that data with third parties in ways that you … More Getting smart about TV data collection and sharing