How to decode a data breach notice – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Over the years I’ve seen hundreds, probably thousands, of data breach notifications warning that a company’s data was lost, stolen or left online for anyone to grab. Most of them look largely the same. It’s my job to decode what they actually mean for the victims whose information is put at risk. Data breach…

Space hacking, iPhone vulnerability, Zoom’s security boom – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Security startups to the rescue. As we continue to ride out the pandemic, security experts are closely monitoring the surge of coronavirus-related cyber threats. Just this week, Google’s Threat Analysis Group, its elite threat hunting unit, says that while the overall number of threats remains largely the same, opportunistic hackers are retooling their efforts…

Apple and Google update joint coronavirus tracing tech to improve user privacy and developer flexibility – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Apple and Google have provided a number of updates about the technical details of their joint contact tracing system, which they’re now exclusively referring to as an “exposure notification” technology, since the companies say this is a better way to describe what they’re offering. The system is just one part of a contact tracing…

Senator backing anti-crypto bill calls out Zoom’s lack of end-to-end crypto

[ad_1] Richard Blumenthal, the US senator sponsoring a bill that critics say will restrict the use of encryption, is asking for an investigation of video-conference supplier Zoom, partially over its false declare it supplied… end-to-end encryption. The Connecticut Democrat is a sponsor of the EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act…