InfoSec News Nuggets 5/14/2024

Apple and Google agree on standard to alert people when unknown Bluetooth devices may be tracking them  Apple and Google announced on Monday that iPhone and Android users will start seeing alerts when it’s possible that an unknown Bluetooth device is being used to track them. The two companies have developed an industry standard called “Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers.” Starting Monday, Apple is introducing the capability in iOS 17.5 and Google is launching it on Android 6.0+…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 5/7/2024

RSA Conference 2024: What to expect Artificial intelligence will dominate this week’s RSA Conference 2024 with nearly a dozen keynotes and even more technical sessions dedicated to how the technology is reshaping the industry and fueling innovation. Keynote headliners, such as Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, are expected to broaden the discussion to include the U.S. government’s efforts to infuse cybersecurity innovation into emerging technologies such as AI, quantum computing and biotechnology. This year’s…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 06/09/2022

Microsoft seizes 41 domains tied to 'Iranian phishing ring' Microsoft has obtained a court order to seize 41 domains used by what the Windows giant said was an Iranian cybercrime group that ran a spear-phishing operation targeting organizations in the US, Middle East, and India. The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit said the gang, dubbed Bohrium, took a particular interest in those working in technology, transportation, government, and education sectors: its members would pretend to be job…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 05/24/2021

1 - The Cybersecurity 202: Cybersecurity pros are split on banning ransomware payments Some cybersecurity pros want to ban ransomware victims from paying hackers to unlock their computer systems. They argue it’s the only way to halt a wave of debilitating and increasingly brazen cyberattacks for profit. But such bans could do more harm than good, forcing companies out of business if they can’t get back online, other experts warn. They could also endanger lives…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 4/2/2020

How to Protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from Search Engines In today’s internet age we take our privacy for granted. We sign up for many services which are “free.” We participate in giveaways and generally give out information about ourselves all the time to websites that might not be very reputable and hardly anyone reads their privacy policy or terms of service. In many cases, those “free” websites sell our data to data brokers. They…
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