Privacy

Zoom Taps Ex-Facebook CISO Amid Security Snafus, Lawsuit
Posted on Thursday April 09, 2020

The online videoconferencing service added Alex Stamos to the team and has also formed an expert advisory board to grapple with the pains of its COVID-19 growth spurt.

Official Government COVID-19 Apps Hide a Raft of Threats
Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2020

Android apps launched for citizens in Iran, Colombia and Italy offer cyberattackers new attack vectors.

Beyond Zoom: How Safe Are Slack and Other Collaboration Apps?
Posted on Monday April 06, 2020

COVID-19’s effect on work footprints has created an unprecedented challenge for IT and security staff. Many departments are scrambling to enable collaboration apps for all -- but without proper security they can be a big risk.

Zoom Removes Data-Mining LinkedIn Feature
Posted on Thursday April 02, 2020

The feature, criticized for "undisclosed data-mining," is only the latest privacy faux pas for Zoom this month.

44M Digital Wallet Items Exposed in Key Ring Cloud Misconfig
Posted on Thursday April 02, 2020

Millions of IDs, charge cards, loyalty cards, gift cards, medical marijuana ID cards and personal information was left exposed to the open internet.

Two Zoom Zero-Day Flaws Uncovered
Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2020

The zero-day Zoom flaws could give local, unprivileged attackers root privileges, and allow them to access victims’ microphone and camera.

Zoom Scrutinized As Security Woes Mount
Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2020

The New York Attorney General has inquired about Zoom's data security strategy, as the conferencing platform comes under heavy scrutiny for its privacy policies.

Millions of Guests Impacted in Marriott Data Breach, Again
Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2020

The second breach in less than 24 months stemmed from employee account compromises.

Covid-19 Poll Results: One in Four Prioritize Health Over Privacy
Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2020

An informal Threatpost reader poll shows the majority of site visitors are privacy absolutists. But attitudes shift when the trade off is saving lives.

Zoom Kills iOS App’s Data-Sharing Facebook Feature
Posted on Monday March 30, 2020

Zoom removed its Facebook SDK for iOS feature after a report found the app sending Facebook "unnecessary" user data.

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