Endpoint Security Evolving Against Airport Searches, GDPR

Travel pressure around privacy and compliance is forcing mobile endpoint software to evolve. Media coverage of recent airport phone searches has privacy enthusiasts worried, and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has IT security and compliance teams thinking about data-loss policies. The good news is that endpoint software, specifically for mobile devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones, is improving in these areas. Travel Privacy  Chandler Frobin, a tech-solution architect, has…

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Bulgarian IT Specialist Held Over Taxpayer Data Hack

A 20-year-old Bulgarian cybercrime specialist has been arrested over a hack and leak of a trove of taxpayer data, which authorities had initially suspected was a Russia-linked cyberattack, an official said Wednesday. “The hack was carried out in Bulgaria, in Sofia, (allegedly) by a 20-year-old man,” anti-cybercrime unit head Yavor Kolev told bTV television. The man, whose job it was to test large systems’ vulnerabilities to make sure they…

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Are 5G masts dangerous or is it just fearmongering?

Image copyright Getty Images The 5G mobile network has been switched on in some UK cities and has led to questions about whether the new technology poses health risks. So what are the concerns, and is there any evidence to back them up? What’s different about 5G? As with previous cellular technologies, 5G networks rely on signals carried by radio waves – part of the electromagnetic spectrum – transmitted…

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