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Why Verizon’s “zombie cookies” are scarier than ever

“The tokens Verizon passes to advertisers are not encrypted, according to Yehuda Lindell, chief scientist of Dyadic Security, an Israeli security firm. If they’re intercepted, the information is there to be read. Advertisers that receive tokens won’t be able to link the information to specific users, but Verizon can, because the carrier has detailed information on its customers, Lindell says. Even if we assume that Verizon won’t do anything untoward with the information, its network could be hacked, and the unencrypted data could fall into the wrong hands, according to Lindell.”

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SECURITY COMPANY’S CRYPTOGRAPHY PLAY AIMS AT TECH FIRMS, FINANCE

“The company’s Crypto Suite product,” says CEO Avner Mor, “Is aimed at the software, financial, and health care industries.” According to Mor, a major part of the system is the fact that it can protect secret, sensitive cryptography keys. In some contexts, it extracts information from data without actually accessing files, which is an advantage for very security-sensitive industries like finance.

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