The niner noteworthy and the 12 recaps of 2016 (day 6) Social media privacy and security issues

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Dec 312016
 

Social media and European privacy laws have been at odds for some time now. With the general data protection regulation (GDPR) being adopted in May this year and the ever growing concerns on data protection, specifically on data transfers to the US, it is no wonder that there is enough news to write about.
Specifically when companies like Whatsapp and Facebook decide to do some data sharing without the consent of their user’s (ehm. products).
Whilst that privacy story takes up one-third of this listing, there are enough other stories around on the new upcoming E-Privacy directive revision, Google’s new attempt at a social media chat service, Uber’s data hunger on GPS location data and backdoors left in Skype clients.

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The niner noteworthy and the 12 recaps of 2016 (day 5) Easy lounge access, physical security of drones, device hacking and radio frequency security

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Dec 302016
 

Ever wondered how you can gain access to an airport lounge even though your ticket doesn’t allow it? Wonder what you find if you audit radio frequency networks? Why nuclear installations still seem to use pagers? And what happens if you hack your own devices, including your car?
These and some other uncommon stories are part of today’s instalment of the 12 recaps series.

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The niner noteworthy and the 12 recaps of 2016 (day 4) Cryptography, certificates, quantum crypto, crypto wars and privacy protecting encryption

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Dec 292016
 

Cryptography is a difficult subject, not least because of it’s mathematical properties. It is also difficult to implement correctly and sometimes we find out that the rules governing it’s usage are lacking behind or not even there to begin with.
Another issue that is of all times, but came to the surface again this year in the Apple vs. FBI court case, is the constant fight between encrypting stuff and law enforcement as well as intelligence agencies wanting backdoors in those systems to be able to access them when necessary.
Today’s instalment touches briefly on all these aspects.

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The niner noteworthy and the 12 recaps of 2016 (day 3) The InterNOT of things and the death of the Internet as we knew it

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Dec 282016
 

Looking at the history of our planet the Internet is actually a pretty new thing. But is the Internet as we know it doomed or actually already destroyed without us realising it?
With the massive DDoS attacks of recent months we have come pretty close to that already costing some freedom of speech and access to certain services in different attacks.
Should we therefore rename the Internet to the InternOT? Read on to get a picture of what current developments mean for the worldwide network that we merely can’t do without anymore.

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The niner noteworthy stories of 2016 (week 51) Insights in information security and privacy news

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Dec 282016
 

These are the noteworthy stories, in no particular order, that peaked my interest last week.

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The niner noteworthy and the 12 recaps of 2016 (day 2) Breaches, breaches and more breaches!

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Dec 272016
 

Day 2 of the recap series is about data breaches. Not the absolute humongous ones from Yahoo, I preserve those for a more in-depth article, but there are enough of them left to fill today’s instalment.

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The niner noteworthy and the 12 recaps of 2016 (day 1) The why, when and what of this 12 day series

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Dec 262016
 

At the end of each calendar year you are bombarded with recaps, the best of last year and predictions for the upcoming year. Here at Shamrock Information Security HQ I decided to join into the tradition with this 12 days of Christmas recaps and prediction series.
And yes this was partially made possible because I stopped the regular “Niner noteworthy” series for a couple of months and had about 100 articles left with interesting topics that will, certainly in some cases, have had their impact, some others have a more lasting impact or even will need to have it’s effect in the coming year.
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The niner noteworthy stories of 2016 (week 50) Insights in information security and privacy news

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Dec 232016
 

These are the noteworthy stories, in no particular order, that peaked my interest last week.

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