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Researchers identify major security and privacy issues in Popular China Browser Application, QQ

A new report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab identifies security and privacy issues in QQ Browser, a mobile browser produced by China-based Internet giant Tencent, which may put many millions of users of the application at risk of serious compromise.

QQ浏览器存在的隐私与安全隐患

多伦多大学公民实验室的最新报告揭露了QQ浏览器存在的多处隐私与安全问题。QQ浏览器是一款由中国网络巨头腾讯开发的移动浏览器,而这些问题很可能会将数以百万的用户至于严峻的风险中。

Researchers Identify Security and Privacy Issues in Baidu Browser

A new report from the Citizen Lab reveals that Baidu Browser, a popular mobile browser based in China and used by millions of people, has numerous privacy and security issues that could put users’ communications at risk.

Security and Privacy Issues in Several Leading Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices

A new report describing major security and privacy issues in several leading wearable fitness tracking devices and accompanying mobile applications. The research examined offerings by Apple, Basis, Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, Mio, Withings, and Xiaomi.

Report Reveals Seven Year South American Malware Campaign

A number of journalists, activists, politicians, and public figures in Latin America have been targeted by a large-scale hacking campaign since 2008, according to a new report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab.

شركة كندية تحجب الانترنت في منطقة حرب لصالح جماعة متمردة يمنية خاضعة لعقوبات من الامم المتحدة

تقوم شركة فلترة محتوى انترنت كندية بحجب محتوى الانترنت خلال الصراع المسلح في اليمن بطلب من الجماعة المتمردة (الحوثيون) وذلك حسب تقرير جديد من مركز ستيزن لاب في جامعة تورونتو.

Canadian Company Censors Internet in War Zone for Yemeni Rebel Group Targeted by UN Sanctions

A Canadian Internet filtering company, Netsweeper, is blocking Internet content during armed conflict in Yemen following the dictates of the rebel group, the Houthis, according to a new report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab.

Researchers Find Major Security and Privacy Issues in Smart Sheriff Parental Monitoring Application

The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto is releasing a new report, “Are the Kids Alright? Digital Risks to Minors from South Korea’s Smart Sheriff Application.” The report details results of two independent audits of the privacy and security of Smart Sheriff, a parental monitoring application that has been promoted by the South Korean government.

시티즌랩 연구진, 한국의 청소년 유해정보 차단 앱에서 중요한 보안 및 프라이버시 문제점 발견

오늘 토론토 대학교 뭉크스쿨 글로벌상황연구소 산하 시티즌랩 (Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab)에서는 새로운 보고서 “우리의 아이들은 안전한가? 청소년들을 디지털 위험에 노출시키는 한국의 스마트보안관 앱(Are the Kids Alright? Digital Risks to Minors from South Korea’s Smart Sheriff Application)”을 발표한다. 동 보고서는 한국 정부가 권장하는 유해정보 차단 소프트웨어인 “스마트보안관”의 프라이버시 보호 정도 및 보안성에 대한 독립적인 두 건의 감사 결과를 상세하게 서술하고 있다.

Civil Society Organizations Face Onslaught of Persistent Computer Espionage Attacks

A new report, entitled “Communities @ Risk: Targeted Digital Threats Against Civil Society,” involved 10 civil society groups that enrolled as study subjects over a period of four years. The study sought to obtain greater visibility into an often overlooked digital risk environment affecting–whether they know it or not–many of society’s most essential institutions.