Sen. John McCain took aim at Google and Yahoo this morning during a Senate hearing on malicious online advertising, stating the companies "have a responsibility to help protect consumers from the potential
Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet ad companies no doubt saw Congress coming when they reinvigorated industry efforts to combat malvertising and protect consumers.
A new report released Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s permanent subcommittee on investigations concluded that the online advertising industry contains “significant vulnerabilities” that cyber criminals exploit to initiate malware attacks against consumers. The report was initiated about a year ago by ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Target’s top dogs were raked over the coals at a Congressional hearing on Wednesday. Two Democratic senators criticized Target’s management for not stopping a huge data breach of its systems, citing several missed opportunities to thwart the attack and protect customer data.
With personal information tied to virtually every wireless move we make, our privacy faces increased risk to hackers, thieves, careless employees, and lax data protection.
White Lodging Services Corporation is the latest company to report a systems breach at restaurants and lounges at 14 independently run, brand-name hotels. Affected card holders are being notified. The White Lodging breach is one of more than a dozen reported so far this year.
The news that thieves have stolen the e-mail address of millions of Yahoo users should serve as a warning if you've used an e-mail address as a user ID for a banking, shopping, or other online account. Using your e-mail address to sign into accounts has its benefits. Your ID is unique and easy to remember, and it makes it simple for a service to contact with you when, say, you forget your password
While the big data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels have drawn heavy news coverage, the everyday machinations of various specialists in the cyberunderground remain out of sight and out of mind to most people. News flash: the cashing in of stolen consumer data carries on every hour of the day, and this has been taking place at a pervasive level since about 2004.
As if online advertisements were not enough of a nuisance, a sinister variant is gaining traction. Fraudulent and malicious advertising – known as malvertising – is among the sneakier threats discussed in the latest set of guidelines released Tuesday by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a nonprofit community formed to promote safe internet practices.......
Can consumers trust the email they receive and that retailers will honor their choices? Join us as we review findings from the 5th annual Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit, which reviews email practices of the top 200 US retailers.
The presenters will be Jeff Wilbur, Technical Director of the Online Trust Alliance initiative at the Internet Society, Kevin Gallant of Yes Lifecycle Marketing and Sam Silberman of Endurance/Constant Contact.
Today, the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its fifth annual Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit. OTA researchers analyzed the email marketing practices of 200 of North America’s top online retailers and, based on this analysis, offered prescriptive advice to help marketers provide consumers with choice and control over when and what messages they receive.
Later this year, we’ll publish the 10th annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll, which promotes responsible online privacy and data security practices and recognizes leaders in the public and private sectors who have embraced them. This morning, we released the methodology we’ll use for this year’s audit.
A colleague just received an “Urgent Security Alert - Action Requested” email from Nest (see the image below). At first glance it looked like either a phishing attempt or one of the way-too-often breach notifications we all receive these days.