The personal information of more than 6,460 US military and security personnel was put at risk by fitness app Polar, per De Correspondent and Bellingcat. Names, activities and locations of personnel were easily accessible until recently, giving hackers access to activity maps that showed where users worked and lived.
Western Digital will reportedly close a disk drive factory in Malaysia next year to expand its presence in the solid-state drive sector. The factory closure would leave only six major drive facilities left, with half of them based in Thailand.
Connected vehicles are becoming more popular, and the growing number of them on the roads makes it more important than ever to be aware of the new technology's dangers, writes Eugene Bekker. He offers information on security risks and ways to mitigate these threats, including applying updates when needed and staying up-to-date on vehicle recalls.
Many airport public Wi-Fi networks aren't secure, are unencrypted and aren't configured properly, putting users at risk of being hacked. A recent study by Coronet ranks the top 10 airports that put travelers at risk, with San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Houston's William P. Hobby Airport topping the list.
Virginia-based robocalling company Robocent left files containing voter data exposed through an Amazon S3 bucket. Thousands of records revealing voter names, political affiliations, addresses, phone numbers and other personal information were accessible by the public until Robocent secured the files.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, says that President Donald Trump should work to create a "cyber NATO" that would defend against Russian attacks. Castro also stressed the importance of investing in election security and creating laws to establish basic cybersecurity protections.
Google’s Cloud Launcher has been rebranded as the GCP Marketplace to highlight the platform’s ability to handle billing for cloud-based applications from third-party vendors. Google also added commercial and open-source container applications, including Google Kubernetes, to the marketplace platform.
McAfee is reportedly undergoing a reorganization of its channel and customer management, including adding a chief revenue office made up of corporate sales, marketing and customer success groups. The company has placed president and chief revenue officer John Giamatteo in charge of its corporate customer-facing functions.