The week in security: GDPR gets real for Google

The levying of a €50m ($A79.8m) fine on Google reflected regulators’ growing appetite to punish privacy violations.

Sweden was also using GDPR to get stuck into Google, demanding more information about its location history privacy settings.

Even Microsoft was putting up its hand, with the company’s CEO encouraging regulation of facial-recognition technology.

Meanwhile, there were concerns that Windows users aren’t updating their applications, leaving themselves exposed for hacks that target outdated software.

Multi-vector attacks were targeting a range of cloud-hosted technologies, creating pain for enthusiastic cloud adopters even as a series of DNS attacks was also targeted at a range of US government bodies.

You’d like to never need a digital forensics specialist, but with compromises inevitable it’s well worth weighing the benefits of digital forensics as a career.

But with malware like the Ursnif Trojan making a new appearance and more than 9000 Cisco routers vulnerable after a patch, those skills are more important than ever.

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