The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses "Orwellian" surveillance activity in 2020 via the ToTok app. Also featured: the controversy over enabling law enforcement to circumvent encryption; the cyberattack risks posed by IoT devices.
The security company Check Point has revealed several vulnerabilities in TikTok, the popular Chinese video app that has raised concerns lately from the U.S. military and lawmakers. The issues are fixed, and TikTok says it doesn't appear the issues were exploited for a breach.
Not even George Orwell could have predicted nation-state surveillance in the 21st century. Give us free instant messaging for our smartphones, and faster than you can say "viral kitten video," we're collectively part of a mass surveillance nightmare. Case in point: The ToTok social messaging app.
Human error looks to be the obvious culprit in an accidental data breach by Britain's Cabinet Office, which published the home addresses of celebrities such as Elton John and Olivia Newton-John when it released a list of individuals set to be recognized for their contributions to British society.
Because open source components have known vulnerabilities, it's important for companies to invest in the right tools to help developers build the right applications, says Patrick Pitchappa of BNP Paribas banking group.
Apple and Google have stopped distributing a popular messaging app marketed to English and Arabic speakers called ToTok. The New York Times has reported that U.S. intelligence agencies believe ToTok was developed by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on its citizens. The government bans rival offerings.
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