ICO Issued A Warning About Using Facial Recognition Technology

The UK privacy watchdog has ruled that any police force or private organisation using live facial recognition technology is processing personal data and needs to pay attention to data protection laws. Live facial recognition (LFR) technology that can scan crowds and then check large databases for matches in seconds is processing personal data, according to the Information […]

Experts On The News That Amazon Alexa Will Be Used By The NHS To Provide Health Advice

AWS Security

In response to the news that Alexa will be used by the NHS to give health advice, please fine below comments from experts as part of our experts comment series.  https://twitter.com/davidicke/status/1148925122805469184 Experts Comments:     David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky:   “We know that people are relying on these devices more and more, and their […]

Comment: Serious Zoom Security Flaw Could Let Websites Hijack Mac Cameras

Hacking Motorola Cloud Security Camera

Security researchers have publicly disclosed a serious zero-day vulnerability for the Zoom video conferencing app on macs. According to the researchers, this vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission. The flaw potentially exposes up to 750,000 companies around the world that use Zoom to conduct day-to-day business. […]

Comment: Patch Tuesday – Microsoft Addresses Two Zero Days And Over 70 Vulnerabilities

MS Patch

Yesterday, Microsoft published its monthly roll-up of security updates known as Patch Tuesday. This month, the company patched 77 vulnerabilities, including two zero-days — security flaws that were being actively exploited in the wild. The two zero-days are CVE-2019-0880 and CVE-2019-1132, and both are privilege escalation issues. They don’t allow hackers to take over users’ computers remotely, but are […]

Experts Views On ICO Fines For BA And Marriott

Marriott faces a $124 million fine for failing to protect customer data. Here is the summary of the news:  The hotel chain said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office intends to impose a £99 million ($124 million) fine under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  The regulator said that the penalty stems from […]