CISA released Security Advisory on MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracker

CISA has released an Industrial Controls Systems Advisory (ICSA) detailing six vulnerabilities that were discovered in MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System Tracker. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote actor to exploit access and gain control the global Read More …

U.S. Special Operations Command Paid $500,000 to Secretive Location Data Firm

A section of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), a part of the military tasked with counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and special reconnaissance, paid half a million dollars to a company that sells access to location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on Read More …

U.S. Government Contractor Embedded Software in Apps to Track Phones

A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide, according to interviews and documents Read More …

Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones in America and is using it for immigration and border enforcement, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by Read More …

Cyberwarfare in space: Satellites at risk of hacker attacks

There’s an urgent need for NATO and its member countries to address the cybersecurity of space-based satellite control systems because they’re vulnerable to cyberattacks – and if left unaddressed, it could have severe consequences for global security, a new paper from a Read More …

Your Location Data Is Being Sold – Often Without Your Knowledge

As location-aware advertising goes mainstream – like that Jack in the Box ad that appears whenever you get near one, in whichever app you have open at the time—and as popular apps harvest your lucrative location data, the potential for Read More …

DoD Studying Implications of Wearable Devices Giving Too Much Info

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters today. The concern comes from a “heat map” posted by Strava — the Read More …