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5 Ways To Avoid Black Friday Online Shopping Scams

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Scam Artists will be working overtime this holiday shopping season. Here's how you can avoid them.

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TripAdvisor Facing New Scrutiny Over Rapes, Deaths Deleted From Reviews

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:26:00 -0500

Following an earlier report that TripAdvisor had removed serious warnings from customer reviews, the travel site is facing added fallout over further instances, and possibly an FTC visit.

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Uber's Data Breach Crisis: 3 Lessons for CEOs

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:44:00 -0500

This morning we learned that the previous leadership at Uber concealed a major data breach. This revelation is a warning sign and cautionary tale for CEOs and other c-suite executives charged with cybersecurity, communications, customer relationships, and crisis management.

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Facebook To Tell Users Which Russian Propaganda Pages They Liked, Followed

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:04:00 -0500

While Facebook's tool is a notable step toward transparency around the extent of Russian interference on its platform, the feature will only help users who actively liked or followed the Russian-backed pages, not the millions of people who saw content by the pages without following them.

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How Recent Attacks Might Raise The Bar In Cybersecurity

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:22:00 -0500

After more than two decades, malware attacks have started to hit the corporate bottom line and to show significant losses in quarterly earnings reports. Recent ransomware attacks are causing organizations today to take another look at their current security and therefore may offer a silver lining.

Uber: We Paid Hackers $100K To Delete Info On 57 Million Users Last Year

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:41:00 -0500

In a seeming good-faith move, Uber announced that a 2016 hack exposed the info of many millions of riders and hundreds of thousands of drivers.

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Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 For Silence On Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People's Data

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:37:00 -0500

The personal information of 57 million people was downloaded, and then deleted, after Uber paid off hackers.

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As Google Vows To Derank Russian News Sites, Russia Threatens Tit For Tat

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:24:00 -0500

Google has announced plans to derank Russian news services Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, saying that the state-owned news services have been spreading misinformation. But Russia is fighting back.

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The Logical Fallacy Of Security Predictions

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

I’ll be blunt, I’ve never been a fan of security predictions. There has been a persistent logical fallacy that annual security predictions will somehow help us to prognosticate our way to a clearer understanding of the security landscape ahead.

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Did Wikileaks Commit A Crime When It 'Guessed''s Password?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:36:00 -0500

Millionaire owner of is looking into whether Wikileaks broke the law by guessing the password to the site.

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Children's Smartwatches Banned Over Recording Concerns: So What About Other Connected Devices?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:25:00 -0500

Parents in Germany are being urged to destroy children's smartwatches after a ruling by the government that they are being used for 'spying' - and more connected devices may soon come under the spotlight.

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Mitigate Digital Transformation Cybersecurity Risk With 'DevSecOps'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:25:00 -0500

Better tooling and automation are thus important enablers of DevSecOps, but more important is including security considerations in the DevOps effort broadly – and by extension, across the digitally transformed organization as a whole.

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This New Free Service Helps Keep Malware Off Your Computer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:40:00 -0500

Keeping all your devices malware-free isn't always easy. Fortunately, there's a new tool that can help... and it's totally free.

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He Who Rules The Data, Rules The World: A Brief History Of Data Governance

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:58:00 -0500

Data rules the world, but who rules the data? The companies that collect it? The servers that store it? The cables and satellites that transmit it? Or the laws that keep it flowing into the right hands—and away from the wrong ones? Welcome to the world of data governance.

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Microsoft Just Fixed a Security Flaw In Office That's 17 Years Old

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:46:00 -0500

Better late than never, the old saying goes. It's especially true in the case of a security issue in Office that's been around since the turn of the millennium.

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Uber Riders Sue Company Over Alleged Rapes, Offer Ideas For Change

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:38:00 -0500

After years of assault accusations from ride-hail users, two past Uber riders are filing suit over the company's alleged failure to protect its customers from the start.

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Will Equifax Ever Be Held Accountable For Its 'Rookie Mistakes'?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:27:00 -0500

This security giant directed users to a phishing site and used "admin/admin" as password keys. With the right to sue credit bureaus and banks killed by the Senate, who will call it to task?

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The Evolution Of The Password: How To Protect Your Business Against Modern Security Threats

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Layering on additional authentication factors to existing security protocols must be done strategically in order to prevent security fatigue and weak passwords.

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Distributed-Denial-Of-Service Attacks And DNS

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:30:00 -0500

Companies need to anticipate the possibility that their DNS services could be the target of DDoS attacks and realize that without DNS, all internet applications and services are unreachable, bringing business to a grinding halt.

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Will Bitcoin Trigger Stock Market Bust?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:19:00 -0500

Bitcoin's mania is all the rage. But there are similarities to the massive stock of crash of 1987 we should be minding.

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As Hate Crimes Soar, This Pro Bono Platform Is Helping Victims Fight Back

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:38:00 -0500

The collaborative legal project Hate Crime Help is making it easier (and far less scary) for victims to report incidents of hate and find the right support fast.

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Cloud Computing Makes Everyone Their Own Chief Information Officer -- Is That A Good Thing?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

While a multi-cloud strategy provides for more flexibility, resiliency and reduced dependence, there is also the risk of unfettered sprawl -- which cloud computing was supposed to fix in the first place.

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For Small Businesses, Online Threats Can Be More Dangerous Than Physical Threats

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:30:00 -0500

While physical threats to a business can be very serious, online threats are far more pervasive, have immediate impacts on revenue and could result in a business shutting down.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May Acknowledges Russian Election Interference

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:36:00 -0500

British prime minister Theresa May has vigorously attacked Russia over election meddling, in a major foreign policy speech that puts her at odds with US president Donald Trump.

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In Blockchain We Trust: What We Can Learn From The Age of Steam

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:18:00 -0500

Innovation has always brought both excitement and fear. We can learn something from an earlier revolution.

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New Blockchain Platforms Emerge To Fight Cybercrime & Secure The Future

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:12:00 -0500

After a slew of major security breaches, the time is ripe for a new way of thinking about cybercrime, data breaches and security. Blockchain, with a number of new companies coming to the fore, might be the answer amid the trustworthiness of some security providers being questioned of late.

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Apple Face ID 'Fooled' By $150 Mask -- But Big Questions Remain

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Apple Face ID bypassed by a creepy-looking mask, but are the attackers leaving out crucial details?

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It's Time To Get Ready For Strict New EU Privacy Regulations

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:30:00 -0500

For whatever reason, companies aren't in any hurry to meet GDPR compliance. Here's what your business needs to do in order to prepare for next year's deadline.

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