Entries by Matthew Dailly


Google and IAB ad category lists show ‘massive leakage of highly intimate data,’ GDPR complaint claims

Male impotence, substance abuse, right-wing politics, left-wing politics, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, mental health. Those are just a few of the advertising labels that Google’s adtech infrastructure routinely sticks to Internet users as it watches and tracks what they do online in order to target them with behavioral ads. Intimate and highly sensitive inferences such as these […]

Cisco business routers targeted after patch, at least 9,000 vulnerable

Security researchers have found over 9,000 Cisco routers that are vulnerable to two serious bugs that Cisco released patches for this month.  Businesses are being urged to install Cisco’s updates detailed in its January 23 security advisories because of  publicly available exploit code that could give attackers an easy route to rummaging through an organization’s […]

Japan will try to hack its citizens’ routers and webcams in the name of cybersecurity

The Japanese government has announced that beginning next month it will actively try to hack into its citizens’ internet-connected devices in their homes, reports NHK. Starting in February, the country’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology will use default passwords and password dictionaries and randomly try to infiltrate 200 million devices in homes across Japan, […]