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Lenovo confirms faulty NAS drives exposed 36TB of sensitive data

Lenovo confirms faulty NAS drives exposed 36TB of sensitive data

Lenovo has confirmed that a vulnerability in one of its legacy network-attached storage (NAS) drives was the cause of a gigantic 36TB data leak. The “trivially easy” to exploit vulnerability was found in a range of Lenovo-EMC NAS devices which allowed an unauthorised user to access the drive’s contents through its application programming interface (API).

Popular Chrome and Firefox extensions leak sensitive user information to third-party resellers

Popular Chrome and Firefox extensions leak sensitive user information to third-party resellers

Popular browser extensions in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have been revealed to be selling highly sensitive data belonging to four million users as part of a “murky data economy”. The eight apps in question, some of which have more than a million users, warn users that they can “read and change all your data…

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What is data processing?

What is data processing?

Most organisations will process data in some way at some time, but what does the term ‘data processing’ mean? In essence, it is the collection and manipulation of data to produce new relevant information. It can also include the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or…

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Kazakh government will intercept the nation’s HTTPS traffic

Kazakh government will intercept the nation’s HTTPS traffic

Tnternet service providers (ISPs) based in Kazakhstan are being instructed to force their users to install government-issued root certificates on their devices to allow agencies to intercept web traffic. The increasingly-widespread Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)refers to the transmission of data, ordinarily channelled via HTTP, sent instead over an encrypted connection. It’s said to raise the…

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