The big privacy story last was that When you ‘Ask app not to track,’ some iPhone apps keep snooping anyway. They fingerprint the devices! Here’s a Study: Effectiveness of Apple's App Tracking Transparency
The invasion of mobile devices into our lives continues to expand:
Even more intrusive, here’s what’s coming: Look at this tiny winged microchip the size of a grain of sand
Illustrating the risks, The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous
A national U.S. data privacy law would solve a trillion-dollar problem. Recognizing the problem is the first step … Once it can be expressed in $$$, may be something can be done about it?
As we’ve gotten used to, there were multiple ransomware attacks:
Trying to stem the tide a bit, US Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian cryptocurrency exchange for work with ransomware groups
Beyond ransomware, there were other news about hacks and leaks:
and new vulnerabilities & exploits were exposed:
even creating new business models: This phishing-as-a-service operation is responsible for many attacks against businesses, says Microsoft
Apple had an unhappy week in security. While Apple Patches Zero-Day Attack Against Macs, iOS Already Being Exploited, some of their fixes were not particularly artful: Apple tried to patch this security hole in macOS Finder but didn't consider upper and lowercase characters. Ignoring bug reports caused some additional problems: Frustrated dev drops three zero-day vulns affecting Apple iOS 15 after six-month wait
Illustrating the root of the problem, Executives and teams disagree on who is responsible for software security. It’s no surprise that Multi-party breaches cause 26-times the financial damage of the worst single-party breach: Report
Addressing cryptocurrency issues, Following SEC lawsuit threat, Coinbase cancels launch of ‘Lend’ product and China says all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal and must be banned, dealing with both the financial and the environmental risks.
On the anti-trust front, New FTC memo calls for a focus on ‘structural dominance’ from big companies