Security 162 – WhatsApp Tracking

 

We don’t have much. Even over two weeks nothing stuck out as pressing enough to talk about.

WhatsApp has a weird tracking bug that we will discuss.

https://robertheaton.com/2017/10/09/tracking-friends-and-strangers-using-whatsapp/

The new Google minis are recording 24/7: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/10/google-nerfing-home-minis-mine-spied-everything-said-247/

FBI used VPN logs to catch someone: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cyberstalking-suspect-arrested-after-vpn-providers-shared-logs-with-the-fbi/

 

The rest is just more of the same.

Security 160 – Equifax Data Breach

 

So Equifax is in a lot of hot water. 143 Million records lost. An interesting website choice. Lots of legalese.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/why-the-equifax-breach-is-very-possibly-the-worst-leak-of-personal-info-ever

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/so-equifax-says-your-data-was-hacked-now-what/