Anthony Sands

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Facebook boots two ad partners over bad data practices

Facebook(s fb) has cut ties with two mobile ad companies after a privacy audit revealed that they breached policies on retaining data and informing …

First Android Bootkit Found on Over 350,000 Mobile Devices

A new trojan for Android has been discovered that resides in the memory of infected devices and launches itself early on in the OS loading stage. Even if some elements of the threat are removed successfully, at least one component will still reside in the protected memory area and will reinstall …

PayPal and GoDaddy respond to Twitter hacking controversy, sidestep blame

Naoki Hiroshima recently published a distressing account of how he lost his desirable @N Twitter username to a hacker. But part of his story accuses PayPal of giving the last four numbers of Hiroshima's credit card to the perpetrator. "I called PayPal and used some very simple engineering tactics …

Experts: Healthcare.gov still dangerously easy to hack

One such vulnerability exposes users’ personal information, including full names and email addresses<p>Despite highly touted improvements to Healthcare.gov's functionality, the site many Americans are using to sign up health coverage under the Affordable Care Act still has crucial cybersecurity …

5 Changes President Obama Wants To Make to NSA's Surveillance Programs

In a major address this morning, President Obama tried to soothe Americans' fears about NSA spying by promising these changes.<p><b>Earlier this morning, President Obama</b> spoke about a number of reforms he wants to make to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, which have been widely …

Target Under Fire For Not Revealing Hacks Earlier

When Target and Neiman Marcus revealed they’d been hacked, they didn’t come forward willingly. The attacks against the retailers only came to light after Brian Krebs, an independent cybersecurity reporter, began asking them questions.<p>The fact that both merchants didn’t disclose the thefts of …