Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers’ web-browsing histories and other data without their permission. The Senate’s 50-48 vote Thursday on a resolution of disapproval would roll back Federal Communications Commission rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including…

Experts: U.S. needs a federal CISO

Last week, the Trump administration announced the appointment of a White House cybersecurity coordinator. That’s a good first step, security experts say, but the government also needs to have a federal CISO. “It’s a big leadership vacancy,” said Sanjay Beri, CEO and co-founder at cloud security vendor Netskope. The job of a federal CISO is…

LastPass fixes serious password leak vulnerabilities

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager rushed to push out a fix to solve a serious vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users’ passwords or execute malicious code on their computers. The vulnerability was discovered by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy and was reported to LastPass on Monday. It affected the browser…