Data Leakage

Student discovers security flaw in Virgin Media recruitment system

Student discovers security flaw in Virgin Media recruitment system

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A student has discovered a security vulnerability in the software which Virgin Media uses for recruitment and job applications.

Russian officials face sack for using Western mobile apps

Russian officials face sack for using Western mobile apps

As new laws limiting Russian officials from using non-approved software come into force next month, those contravening the regulations are warned they face being fired.

Orgs must address the possibility of data leakage to prepare for GDPR

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With the GDPR set to change cyber-security regulation in Europe and more than nine in 10 organisations reporting a data breach in the last five years, businesses need to quickly put measures in place to prevent the loss of Personal Identifiable Information (PII).

WhatsApp chats aren't getting deleted completely

WhatsApp chats aren't getting deleted completely

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Researcher finds that WhatsApp leaves traces of all chats in the database of iOS devices, leaving the user vulnerable should the phone be forensically examined.

A pox on your servers: dormant vulnerability patched after 15 years

A pox on your servers: dormant vulnerability patched after 15 years

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Admins scramble to patch HTTP proxy header flaw, Httpoxy, that leaks data via PHP, Go and Python scripts running in a CGI environment.

Two-thirds of used hard drives hold personally identifiable data

Two-thirds of used hard drives hold personally identifiable data

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New research from the Blancco Technology Group shows personal data remaining on old eBay and Craigslist hard drives long after they go out of use

National Childbirth Trust suffers major data breach

National Childbirth Trust suffers major data breach

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The National Childbirth Trust has become the latest victim of hackers seeking to plunder data from every source possible on the internet.

[Updated] Panama Papers: Who let the docs out?

[Updated] Panama Papers: Who let the docs out?

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The leaking of 11.5 million documents has underscored the vulnerability of data on electronic systems and raised the intriguing question of who did it?

Android messaging apps leaking data through 'surreptitious sharing'

Android messaging apps leaking data through 'surreptitious sharing'

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Vulnerability in Unix-based file permissions exposed passwords, private keys and message histories when users share images and other files.

SC Congress: 'GDPR is a measure of just how seriously we take data'

SC Congress: 'GDPR is a measure of just how seriously we take data'

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Emma Philpot, Renate Samson and Emily Taylor gathered at the SC Congress to discuss the impending EU regulations on data privacy

Yet more VTech vulnerabilites exposed

Yet more VTech vulnerabilites exposed

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The security consultancy Pen Test Partners has found major security vulnerabilities in VTech devices, only adding to the bill of mistakes that the toy company has made over the past weeks.

Encrypted medical databases shown to leak information

Encrypted medical databases shown to leak information

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Microsoft research finds record vulnerable to data leakage

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