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Welcome to the September mid-month installment of Secure Group’s Security and Privacy Roundup. Our newsletter focuses on relevant news articles about security and privacy issues in the world today, in order to inform our customers and anyone interested in these issues.This is the third installment of our bi-monthly compilation, and we hope it proves informative.
There are a few compelling stories this month worth following. In order to keep things as relevant as possible, the stories are posted in descending order, with the latest entries first. Remember, check out our previous entries as well!
- September 11th - Half of iOS devices running out-of-date versions, putting users at risk
- September 9th - Data Breach captures data from 10.5 million health-care insurance customers
- September 9th - Library Bows to Police Pressure, Suspends Tor Node
- September 7th - New Android Porn malware takes photo and demands your money
- September 3rd - Department of Justice (DOJ) now requires Warrants to be issued for use of ‘Stingrays'
- August 31st - EFF Want to Overturn Florida Case Allowing Warrantless searches of Americans’ Cell Phone Location Records
Earlier this month, we began what we hope to become a regularly updated newsletter rounding up relevant news articles about security and privacy concerns in the world today, in order to inform our customers and anyone interested in these issues.
Two weeks ago, a frightening vulnerability was discovered on Android phones. Dubbed Stagefright, it allows an attacker potential access to higher functions of your phone by simply sending you a text message with attached and infected media, such as a video or audio clip, or a photo. Luckily, this flaw was discovered relatively early by Zimperium zLabs VP of Platform Research and Exploitation, Joshua J. Drake. A patch was also provided by Drake and co. and Google was quickly alerted to the problem and solution both. End of story? Unfortunately no. Patching issues and new vulnerabilities have complicated things, and your android phone may be vulnerable a while yet.
In the interest of keeping our clients informed about relevant security and privacy issues in the world today, Secure Group wants to share with you some of the top related stories in the past few weeks. We plan to continue this roundup on a monthly basis, and wherever possible, follow up on these stories throughout the month.
In order to stay as current as possible, we’ll start in reverse chronological order.
- EFF’s Street Level Surveillance Project
- EFF and Coalition aim to improve “Do Not Track” browser function via policy
- CISA to return to the senate floor this week
- Massive Android Exploit Discovered
- Poitras, Snowden Documentary Film-maker (CitizenFour), sues US Government for access to Airport Detainment and Search records
- Kill-Switch” legislation enacted in California“
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The US Government has turned the Internet into something it was never intended to be: a system for spying on us in our most private moments. By tapping Internet cables, undermining security standards, and getting our data from companies in secret, the National Security Agency has built the largest surveillance apparatus in history and is collecting information on most Internet users.