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
Do you ever get that feeling that advertisers are stalking your every move? At this point, most of us can recite a story from our own personal experience or that of a close friend or family member, where an ad had a particularly spooky kind of relevance. This sort of targeted marketing is not necessarily … More Six tips to help you avoid targeted marketing
It used to be that you paid for bandwidth from a provider and that’s exactly what you got. Now, with ever-expanding efforts to profit, ISPs have started to monetize customer information quietly while selling them bandwidth. The temptation is strong, as that kind of aggregate data has real value on the secondary market, but what … More ISP privacy – how much should it cost?
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
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