February 28, 2018
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When it comes to security in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) it’s clear that the convergence of both digital and physical paradigms in going to be required. At the South by Southwest conference next month Brivo Labs will release APIs designed to allow developers to achieve that goal.
In yet another blunder, Facebook announced today that a bug in one of their APIs allowed third-party apps to access the private images of up to 6.8 million users. From September 13 to September 25, over 1,500 apps had access to photos that users never authorized.
Have you noticed an increase in the number of reports about malware and compromised web servers? Recently, a computer exploit known as Gumblar has been making news for its ability to launch exploits via drive-by download. Gumblar silently installs itself on a computer if a user simply visits a compromised web site, where it proceeds to steal FTP logins and replace legitimate Google search results with redirects to sites of the attacker's choosing. Despite the threat of Gumblar and malware exploits like it, users of recent releases of the Firefox or Chrome browser have an extra layer of protection provided by their use of Google's Safe Browsing API.