Security

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress and GDPR Compliance (in Plain English)

http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/the-ultimate-guide-to-wordpress-and-gdpr-compliance-everything-you-need-to-know/ Are you confused by GDPR, and how it will impact your WordPress site? This article tries to explain everything you need to know about GDPR and WordPress (without the complex legal stuff). The EU isn’t some evil government that is out to get you. Their goal is to protect consumers.

A bug in cell phone tracking firm’s website leaked millions of Americans’ real-time locations | ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/article/cell-phone-tracking-firm-exposed-millions-of-americans-real-time-locations/ Another week and another privacy disaster. Now a company that collects the real-time location data on millions of cell phone customers across North America had a bug in its website that may have exposed nearly every cell phone customer in the US and Canada, some 200 million customers. The LocationSmart page required explicit consent

A faked hotel master key could open the door of every room | WIRED UK

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/hotel-hack-digital-lock-door-system-fsecure-assa-abloy Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure has revealed it found a flaw in the 20 years old digital lock system that may be used in millions of hotels worldwide. VingCard digital lock technology master key – which specifically worked on the Assa Abloy’s Vision lock – could be generated from any ordinary electric keycard, even ones

Do you need a blockchain? | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/19/do-you-need-a-blockchain/ Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide variety of industries. Blockchain technology is still surrounded by its fair share of hype and uncertainty. It seems that the term blockchain has become a bit diluted as the hype has continued to bloom. There is an inherent risk that managers eager

FIDO Alliance and W3C have a plan to kill the password | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/10/fido-alliance-and-w3c-have-a-plan-to-kill-the-password/ This looks interesting. By now it’s crystal clear to just about everyone that the password is a weak form of authentication but used a lot. Today, two standards bodies, FIDO and W3C announced a way that looks better, a new password free protocol for the web called WebAuthn. The major browser makers including Google,

WTF is GDPR?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/20/wtf-is-gdpr/ GDPR is a significant piece of legislation whose full impact will clearly take some time to shake out. A major point of note right off the bat is that GDPR does not merely apply to EU businesses; any entities processing the personal data of EU citizens need to comply. The extra-territorial scope of GDPR