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Network Security News Weekly

Articles of interest from the week of October 1, 2018


Uber to Pay $148 Million for Failing to Disclose Breach
Uber has agreed to pay $148 million for its belated reporting of a 2016 data breach, which impacted 57 million users. Uber must also hire a third party to 'regularly' assess its data-security efforts. (By: Angela Moscaritolo, PC Mag)

Chegg resets 40 million user passwords after data breach
Chegg, a technology giant specializing in textbook rental, has confirmed a data breach affecting some 40 million customers. (By: Zack Whittaker, TechCrunch)

Government Crackdown on Data Privacy Will Leave Some Big Company Winners and Losers in Its Wake
Major companies and internet-service providers will detail their consumer data privacy practices to a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday. (By: Tim Seymour and Ryan Dodd, CNBC)

Mobile Websites Can Tap Into Your Phone's Sensors Without Asking
A team of researchers has discovered that the rules don't apply to websites loaded in mobile browsers, which can often often access an array of device sensors without any notifications or permissions whatsoever. (By: Lisa Hay Newman, Wired.com)

Security Flaw Found in Apple Mobile Device Enrollment Program
Researchers have discovered a security flaw in the authentication process of the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), an Apple service that helps enterprises enroll iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices in mobile device management systems. (By: Curtis Franklin Jr., Dark Reading)

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