Month: February 2017

Supporters of Mexico’s Soda Tax Targeted With NSO Exploit Links

Key Findings A prominent scientist at the Mexican National Institute for Public Health (INSP) and two directors of Mexican NGOs working on obesity and soda consumption were targeted with government-exclusive spyware. All of the targets have been active supporters of Mexico’s soda tax, a public health measure to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks. The …

Ransomware Attacks Force School Districts to Shore Up—or Pay Up

A big problem was waiting for Matt Jensen, the superintendent of the Bigfork public schools, as he arrived to work on a Monday in November. His 900-student Montana district was under a cyberattack. A self-replicating computer virus had eaten its way through most of the schools’ servers—including the student-information system—and encrypted huge amounts of data, …

POMM at iNNOVEX2017 – Israel’s priemer event on technological innovation

Mr David Freidenberg, POMM CEO, at iNNOVEX2017, 8 Feb, 2017, Airport City. In recent years, Israel has gained global reputation as a major source for creativity and innovation. The ability to think different, create new technologies and overcome technological barriers helped Israeli high tech companies such as Amdocs, Elbit, Mellanox, Teva, Checkpoint and Nice Systems to become world …

Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

Australia has started implementing biometric facial, iris and fingerprint recognition in airports, allowing passengers to go through without showing a passport or even talking to anyone. The “Seamless Traveler” project is aimed at creating a “fast, seamless self-processing experience for up to 90 percent of travelers,” so that border control can focus on high-risk passengers. …

Google told to hand over foreign emails in FBI search warrant ruling

A U.S. judge has ordered Google to hand over emails stored outside the country in order to comply with an FBI search warrant. The warrant in question pertains to a domestic fraud probe. The ruling is notable because it goes against an appeals court judgement last year — recently upheld — pertaining to Microsoft customer data held in servers …

Posing as Young Women, Hamas Penetrates Soldiers’ Phones; Israeli Army Steps Up Online Rules

Espionage requires fewer and fewer agents in order to obtain intelligence. Instead, the intelligence can be produced through Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter and more. The cyber-espionage operation by IDF Military Intelligence and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) against Hamas that was cleared for publication on Wednesday has revealed that the Gaza terrorist organization is now …

German Consumer Group Files Data Suit Against WhatsApp

A German consumer group says it has filed a lawsuit against WhatsApp over its data gathering and sharing practices. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations said Monday that it filed the suit at Berlin’s state court. It argued that WhatsApp “collects and stores data in part illegally and passes them on to Facebook.” Facebook acquired …

Are you at risk? Private details of 2.5 MILLION PlayStation and Xbox users are leaked in major hack

Two popular gaming forums ‘XBOX360 ISO’ and ‘PSP ISO’ were hacked Account passwords, email addresses and IP addresses were all exposed Forum users are advised to change all of their accounts’ passwords It remains unclear who was behind the original attacks The hack breached forums ‘XBOX360 ISO’ and ‘PSP ISO’ in 2015 but details of …

POMM at Cybertech 2017

POMM at Cybertech 2017 with Ms. Gila Fish, founder, explaining the solution  POMM participated in Israel’s largest cyber conference in Tel Aviv CyberTech 2017. POMM ushers in the Privacy revolution so much needed for the mobile smartphone world. The company offers shares through an innovative crowdfunding campaign starting from $ 500 as well as product Pre Order …

Cross-device tracking carries with it risks to consumer privacy

On January 23, 2017, the FTC Staff released its long-awaited Report (“Report”) on cross-device tracking following its November 2015 workshop on the topic. The Report explains what cross-device tracking is, discusses the benefits of and challenges posed by tracking consumers across their many devices, and outlines industry efforts at regulating this technology. The Report concludes …