Data Security News Headlines 27th October, 2016

  1. LinkedIn get banned in Russia for complying data localization law

The world’s largest online professional network LinkedIn could face a ban in Russia after the company has failed to comply with a Russian data localization law. In July 2014, the Russia approved amendments to the Russian Personal Data Law which came into force in 1st September 2015, under which foreign tech companies were required to store the personal data of its citizens within the country. Roskomnadzor said not even LinkedIn refused to move its servers to Russia, but the company also collects and sends data about its citizen who are not even users of the social network without their consent.

  1. Hacking firmware from mobile phone hacking company leaked online

Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization is an Israeli company that manufactures data extraction, transfer and analysis devices for cellular phones and mobile devices. Cellebrite, which provides digital forensics tools and software to help law enforcement access mobile phones in investigations, has had its firmware and software leaked online. Cellebrite’s most sensitive in-house capabilities have been made public by one of its products’ resellers, who is now distributing copies of Cellebrite’s firmware and software for anyone to download. The company yet not comment on it.

Cyber Security Tips:  To prevent from such leaks check for vulnerability, patch vulnerability if present and improve your security with security devices.

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