Google uses human reviewers to listen to Home assistant recordings, investigation reveals

Google uses human reviewers to listen to Home assistant recordings, investigation reveals

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 12.07.2019

An investigation into Google’s practices for storing and analyzing audio files recorded via Google Home smart speakers has revealed that the tech giant hires people to systematically listen to recordings with the purpose of improving the technology. A report from Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS titled “Google employees are eavesdropping, even in your living room” sent ... The post Google uses human reviewers to listen to Home assistant recordings, investigation reveals appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Disappointed by Cloud Security and High Cost, Organizations Move Data Back on Premises

Disappointed by Cloud Security and High Cost, Organizations Move Data Back on Premises

by Business Insights , on 12.07.2019

The cloud-based approach is growing in popularity among businesses worldwide, with more enterprises feeling confident in making the shift. Yet they feel obliged to take a different path due to concerns about data security in cloud computing, according to 24% of them, as well as limited budgets and high costs (22%), according to a recent survey from Netwrix. read more

Bitdefender Expands Sandbox Workflows and Use-Cases with On-Prem Deployment

Bitdefender Expands Sandbox Workflows and Use-Cases with On-Prem Deployment

by Business Insights , on 11.07.2019

Bitdefender announces controlled availability release ofGravityZoneSandbox Analyzer On-Premises Improvestargeted attackdetectionacross multiple vectors with enhanced data security and privacy Integrates with Bitdefender andthird-party solutions for complex workflows and automated response read more

GDPR Bares Its Fangs: €315 Million in Penalties over Just Three Days

GDPR Bares Its Fangs: €315 Million in Penalties over Just Three Days

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 10.07.2019

In only three days, businesses big and small with customers in the European Union have been told to cough up a cumulated €315 million in penalties after failing to comply with the GDPR rulebook. read more

Phishing Attacks against Commercial Vessels on the Rise, Alerts US Coast Guard

Phishing Attacks against Commercial Vessels on the Rise, Alerts US Coast Guard

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 10.07.2019

US coastal and maritime defense is at risk, warns the Coast Guard. An alert released on Monday cautions that hackers have actively been targeting the networks of commercial vessels with phishing attacks. This is not a one-time hit. In 2018, the FBI, DHS and US Coast Guard worked together on investigating a major ransomware attack [and#8230;] read more

Marriott faces £99.2 million fine after hack exposed 393 million hotel guest records

Marriott faces £99.2 million fine after hack exposed 393 million hotel guest records

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 10.07.2019

The UK’s Information Commissionerand#8217;s Office (IOC) has announced its intention to fine the US hotel group Marriott International £99.2 million (US $123 million) for a data breach that exposed the personal details of hundreds of millions of guests. In its initial announcement in November 2018, Marriott said that the hack of its Starwood guest reservation [and#8230;] read more

What is a smart home?

What is a smart home?

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.07.2019

The term ”smart home” may sound like science fiction to some, bringing to mind a huge space of minimalistic, sober design, full of steel and screens. A house that gently wakes the owner by parting the curtains and playing his/her favorite music after a short analysis of the quality of sleep. A home that picks ... The post What is a smart home? appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Astaroth Trojan Resurfaces, Targets Brazil through Fileless Campaign

Astaroth Trojan Resurfaces, Targets Brazil through Fileless Campaign

by Liviu ARSENE, from Bitdefender Labs , on 09.07.2019

During routine detection monitoring from our Advanced Threat Defense technology, Bitdefender researchers found an interesting spike in malware activity that involved using Microsoft binaries in the infection process, as well as GitHub and Google Drive for delivering payloads. After analyzing the detection details, we identified this activity as a resurgence of the Astaroth spyware, a […] read more

AI in Cybersecurity Expected to Surpass $38 Billion

AI in Cybersecurity Expected to Surpass $38 Billion

by Business Insights , on 09.07.2019

The market for AI in cybersecurity is expected to soar. According to the market research firm Markets and Markets, sales and support of AI software and services will reach $38 billion by 2026 — up from nearly $9 billion this year. read more

ICO to fine British Airways £183.39 million under GDPR over 2018 breach

ICO to fine British Airways £183.39 million under GDPR over 2018 breach

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 08.07.2019

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office intends to fine British Airways £183.39 million over a breach that compromised the personal data of some 500,000 customers. In October of 2018, the self-touted “world’s favorite airline” announced it had fallen victim to an embarrassing cyber attack that exposed hundreds of thousands of customer records. The attack lasted more [and#8230;] read more

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