Security Newsletter
01 July 2019
Hey advertisers, track THIS
If it feels like the ads chasing you across the internet know you a little too well, it’s because they do (unless you’re an avid user of ad blockers, in which case this is not for you). Earlier this month we announced Enhanced Tracking Protection on by default for new users in our flagship Firefox Quantum browser as a way to stop third-party cookies in their tracks. If you’re still not sure why you’d want to block cookies, today we’re launching a project called Track THIS to help you recognize what they do.
You’re being followed across the web through cookies—small data files stored by your browser—that remember things like language preferences, sites you’ve visited, or what’s in your shopping cart. That might sound generally fine, but it gets shady when data brokers and advertising networks also use cookies to collect information about your internet habits without your consent. You should still have control over what advertisers know about you—if they know anything about you at all—which can be tough when web trackers operate out of sight.
That’s why we made Track THIS: to bring that out-of-sight tracking front and center. Step into someone else’s shoe ads for a while by opening up 100 tabs at once.
Read More on Mozilla Blog
Ex-Equifax CIO Gets 4-Month Prison Term for Insider Trading
A former Equifax CIO who sold his stock in the company after learning about its 2017 data breach several months before the public and government agencies were informed has been sentenced to serve four months in federal prison for insider trading.
Jun Ying, 44, who worked as the CIO of Equifax U.S. Information Solutions, pleaded guilty to charges of insider trading in March. He was sentenced Thursday to four months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $117,000 in restitution and fined $55,000. In July 2018, Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu, a former manager at Equifax, pleaded guilty to similar charges and received eight months of home confinement, federal prosecutors said.
The 2017 Equifax breach exposed the personal information of 148 million Americans as well as data on Canadian and U.K. citizens. The incident has spawned several investigations of the company, which found that Equifax's failure to patch a vulnerability in the Apache Struts open source web application framework allowed attackers to find their way into the network and steal personal data. Over the course of the last two years, the data breach has cost Atlanta-based Equifax $1.4 billion, which includes overhauling its information security program.
Read More on InfoRiskToday
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