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Following the recent news that the messaging app Whatsapp has backtracked and decided to hand over its data to Facebook, Richard Patterson, Director at Comparitech.com says:

"This announcement is not all that surprising given that Facebook has a history of pushing the limits on privacy in an ongoing attempt to increase monetisation of its platforms and keep shareholders happy. You can almost imagine the boardroom discussion: “Sure, this will get us a bit of bad press but it will blow over; yes, we’ll lose a few users but 99.9% of our customers won’t give up WhatsApp and this will make us a truck load more money, so let’s do it. We’ll put out some story about how this will improve user experience and how seriously we take our customers privacy; and all but a few die hard privacy nuts will have forgotten about it by the end of the month.”

LONDON:  A survey conducted by Tenable Network Security, Inc. has found that a large majority of responding security professionals fail to measure and communicate security assurance within their organisations, and are therefore unable to connect a successful cyber security program to achieving strategic business objectives for board members and senior executives.

Security researcher Salvador Mendoza recently discovered a security flaw in Samsung Pay and discussed it during his Black Hat talk in Las Vegas. Basically Samsung Pay generates tokens each time a transaction is made. The idea is that this will mask the credit card information so that in the event it is intercepted, the details can’t be seen by the hacker. However according to Mendoza, he claims that with every token that Samsung Pay generates, the process becomes weaker and weaker till the point where if used enough times, a hacker could predict future tokens and steal them for use in another device.

Players of Funcom games have been told that forums associated with four of the developer’s online games have suffered a data breach, with the studio resetting all passwords as a precaution. The news was delivered via emails to affected players and a notice on the studio's website, with the Norwegian company claiming forum accounts on TheSecretWorld.com, AgeofConan.com, Anarchy-Online.com and LongestJourney.com had been “compromised by a third party.”

LONDON: IP EXPO Europe has today announced the addition of several influential industry speakers to this year’s keynote and seminar programme. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear how key IT issues are affecting businesses and humanity alike, from Author & Founding Director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute: Nick Bostrom; the ‘Father of Java’: James Gosling; the creator of the ‘MySpace worm’ and now an Independent Security Researcher: Samy Kamkar; and Independent Cyber Security Consultant Dr Jessica Barker.

According to Brian Krebs, United Airlines has rolled out a series of updates to its website that it claims will improve the security of its customer accounts. These changes include moving from a 4-digit PIN to a password, as well as customers being required to pick five different security questions and answers.

Earlier this week, AdaptiveMobile released a blog post which examined application-to-person (A2P) SMS banking scams, specifically as they relate to identity theft. Attackers are increasingly using creative social engineering led approaches to trick individuals into giving away personal information, allowing an attacker to impersonate a victim resulting in financial gain for the perpetrator. The post also looked at the recent Barclay’s TV advert which examines the same topic.