ZDNet: Financial companies leak 425GB in company, client data through open database

ZDNet: Financial companies leak 425GB in company, client data through open database. “An open database is the source of a data leak leading to the exposure of 425GB in sensitive documents belonging to financial companies. On Tuesday, vpnMentor researchers led by Noam Rotem said the database appears to be connected to MCA Wizard, a now-defunct app that appears to have been developed by Advantage Capital Funding and Argus Capital Funding.”

BetaNews: Microsoft warns that hackers are exploiting two unpatched Windows bugs

BetaNews: Microsoft warns that hackers are exploiting two unpatched Windows bugs. “Microsoft has warned that all versions of Windows feature critical unpatched RCE vulnerabilities. The security problems stem from the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library, and relates to the parsing of fonts.”

EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Modi Govt Building 360 Degree Database To Track Every Indian (Huffington Post)

Huffington Post: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Modi Govt Building 360 Degree Database To Track Every Indian. “The Narendra Modi government is in the final stages of creating an all-encompassing, auto-updating, searchable database to track every aspect of the lives of each of India’s over 1.2 billion residents, previously undisclosed government documents reviewed by HuffPost India establish.”

CNET: Coronavirus pandemic changes how your privacy is protected

CNET: Coronavirus pandemic changes how your privacy is protected. “As the coronavirus pandemic gets worse, privacy commissioners are lifting data restrictions for health officials to keep track of the outbreak. A review of policy changes around the world shows that data protection agencies are prioritizing lives over privacy, and it could be a sign of what’s to come for the US.”

ScienceBlog: Researchers Expose Vulnerabilities Of Password Managers

ScienceBlog: Researchers Expose Vulnerabilities Of Password Managers. “Encrypted vaults accessed by a single master password or PIN, they store and autofill credentials for the user and come highly recommended by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. However, researchers at the University of York have shown that some commercial password managers may not be a watertight way to ensure cyber security.”

ZDNet: Thousands of COVID-19 scam and malware sites are being created on a daily basis

ZDNet: Thousands of COVID-19 scam and malware sites are being created on a daily basis. “In the midst of a global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hackers are not letting a disaster go to waste and have now automated their coronavirus-related scams to industrial levels. According to multiple reports, cybercriminals are now creating and putting out thousands of coronavirus-related websites on a daily basis.”