Morning Security Brief: Data Breach Notification, IPv6 Launches Worldwide, Arson Mystery at WSU, and More
Consumers are unhappy with data breach notifications. IPv6 launches. Washington State University sees it fourth arson in two weeks. And more.
►Consumers feel like companies should do a better job notifying them about data breaches , according to a recent study. More than 70 percent of consumers were dissatisfied with how they were notified about a breach , according to a survey by Experian. Sixty-seven percent of respondents said the notification they received didn’t provide enough information about the data breach. Sixty-one percent said they had a problem understanding the notification.
►The Internet Society has announced the world launch of IPv6 . IPv6 will create fixed IP addresses, allowing routine tracking of Internet-connected devices, such as laptops, cellphones, and, soon, many consumer appliances. “This will make it easier for law enforcement agencies and advertisers to track users of Internet-based services,” writes the Electronic Privacy Information Center. For more on IPv6 see this fact sheet from Apple.
►Washington State University could use some more surveillance cameras. Police are investigating the fourth arson in two weeks on the WSU campus. The most recent fire was a stack of papers in a stairwell. Previously, two apartment community centers and a researcher lab were set on fire, totaling more than $800,000 in damage. Police haven’t officially said that the fires are connected.
►A survey found that 54 percent of European companies consider protecting customer, employee, business, and financial information more important than protecting their own trade secrets. ♦ More than 60 percent of the passwords accessed from LinkedIn were cracked and posted online, according to Sophos . ♦ And a scientist from Sandia Labs, a nuclear research facility, is arrested for stealing research and sharing it with China .