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90% of Gmail Users Don't Use This Simple Trick to Protect Their Accounts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:05:00 -0500

1.2 billion people around the world use Gmail. Only 10% of them are using one of its best features.

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OnePlus Was Hacked And Up To 40,000 Customers Had Credit Card Info Stolen

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:49:00 -0500

Chinese smartphone maker hacked in November as hackers pilfered credit card information in plain text.

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The Allianz Risk Barometer Ranks Top Risks For Global Corporations

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:24:00 -0500

Risk management and insurance have to shift to meet new threats and new demands in a digitally connected world.

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500 Hacks From Beirut Show Any Government Can Spy On Google's Androids

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:51:00 -0500

Hackers used Facebook and WhatsApp phishing to score massive data haul in a sloppy surveillance op.

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Why Prediction Should Be Added To The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:05:00 -0500

More than half of CISOs rely on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. CrowdStrike's Dan Larson thinks that framework should be expanded to include an important area: predicting threats.

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Facebook To Finally Hold Full Investigation Into Russian Involvement In Brexit

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:42:00 -0500

Facebook has agreed - not entirely happily, from its tone - to expand its investigation into whether Russia meddled with the UK's Brexit referendum.

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Intel Dazzles At CES 2018 Keynote And Gives Progress On Neuromorphic And Quantum Computing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:10:00 -0500

This past week, I and several other members of the Moor Insights & Strategy team camped out at CES 2018 in Las Vegas to learn as much as we can about the latest in consumer electronics technology, trends and company strategies. Here’s my rundown of the Intel keynote.

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FBI's San Francisco Chief: We Heart Apple, They Train Our Cops

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:41:00 -0500

Apple is much closer with the FBI than the popular narrative would have people believe...

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An Ounce of Prevention - How CrowdStrike Fits Into A Balanced Cybersecurity Portfolio

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:33:00 -0500

CrowdStrike's Falcon Prevent is a next-generation antivirus product that leverages AI and machine learning. Most antivirus products respond to threats that are known and cataloged. Falcon Prevent incorporates AI to expand the net of detectable threats to those that have never been seen before.

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One Of The 'Most Powerful' Android Spyware Tools Ever Was Just Uncovered

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Surveillance tool grabs WhatsApp messages by exploiting Google's service for disabled users.

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Do Low-Code/No-Code 'Citizen Developers' Exacerbate Shadow IT?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:52:00 -0500

Organizations that actively support citizen development with training, low-code/no-code technology, and the right kind of IT support are the ones that will be more agile, innovative, and better able to succeed with their digital transformation efforts.

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Lessons From The Most Digitally Advanced Country In The World

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:42:00 -0500

Estonia is the most digitally advanced society in the world. How did that happen? The country's former CIO, Taavi Kotka, explains the special ingredients that Estonia has, but highlights how other countries can follow in its wake.

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Big Brands Are Funding Piracy, USTR Warns

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:12:00 -0500

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) says that pirate sites are making a fortune through advertising, and has highlighted the increasing use of illicit streaming devices in a new report.

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What A World Without Net Neutrality Looks Like

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:08:00 -0500

Fundamentally, whether you’re on the internet, making a phone call or sending and receiving messages, your communication should simply go through, free of interference from your service provider.

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Top 30 Tech Exits To Watch In 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:42:00 -0500

Mergermarket’s annual prediction of which venture capital-backed companies are most likely to exit in the next 12 months.

4 Questions Advisors Better Be Ready To Answer In 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:44:00 -0500

From the rise of Bitcoin, to helping clients who were affected by devastating floods and fires, financial advisors dealt with number of topics they possibly didn’t see coming. As we begin 2018, what major topics should financial advisors be ready to discuss with clients?

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Talent And Diversity Drive Barclays Digital Innovation

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:36:00 -0500

Barclays has a history of innovation spanning three industrial revolutions. It is now driving innovation with talent and diversity with eight nominations from across its business in the TechWomen50 awards, more than any other organisation - The Barclays “Super 8”.

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Why Thinking Like Your Enemy Is A Valuable Strategy For Your Cybersecurity Portfolio

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:52:00 -0500

An adversary-centric approach requires assessing your business through the eyes of potential attackers so you can determine what is most valuable.

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Microsoft Taps Snowden's Favorite Chat App for Encrypted Skype Messages

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:46:00 -0500

Signal, the encrypted chat app Edward Snowden recommends everyone use, has become incredibly popular since its launch a few years ago. Now its encrypted messaging magic is headed to Skype users.

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Man Charged Over Super Creepy Apple Mac Spyware That Snooped On Victims Via Webcams

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:23:00 -0500

Hacker spied on Mac users via their webcam and microphone. He's also accused of creating child pornography.

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How Lockheed Martin's Silicon Valley Arm Get Space Tech Into The Mainstream

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:16:00 -0500

Lockheed Martin Borrows From The Silicon Valley Playbook To Innovate The Space Sector.

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Seven Important Steps Law Enforcement And Government Agencies Can Take To Combat Hackers

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:45:00 -0500

Cybersecurity continues to be a major concern that requires collaboration on all fronts.

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Meltdown Fixes Will Slow Intel Computers -- Here's All The Proof You Need

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Independent tests show the potential for significant slowdown after Meltdown and Spectre patches, as Intel and Microsoft both admit customers will experience performance degradation.

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Cybersecurity Solutions Need To Start At Home, CUJO Offers Strong Defense At A Decent Cost

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:05:00 -0500

The headlines regularly send chills down the spines of sober homeowners and small businesses, concerned about cyberthreats and breaches of internet security measures. CUJO is a company with a growing profile in providing peace of mind.

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How China's Tech Empire Is Being Used To Gather Data On Its Citizens

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:45:00 -0500

Tech’s diffusion into every aspect of China’s citizens’ lives has made Beijing an almost omnipresent being, the ramifications of which become glaring through policies like the social credit system.

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What Happened To Apple? Rising Stock - Bruised Image - Uncertain Future - Now What?

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:24:00 -0500

A bruised image, brutal competition and stalled innovation underscore the importance of "light" or "heavy" M&A for Apple.

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Pyeongchang Olympics Hack: Attackers Evolve Beyond Zero Days

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 18:03:00 -0500

The tactics of intentional timing and email spoofing as a subconscious lever to invoke interaction are tried and tested methodologies.

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In A Meltdown And Spectre World Is Digital Privacy Truly Dead?

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:25:00 -0500

Hardware vulnerabilities lurking in plain sight for 20 years, military chip compromises, software backdoors, misconfigured cloud storage, breaches galore and a myriad sites where our most sensitive behavior is bought, sold and breached every day - is there any hope left for digital privacy?

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U.S. Block Of Moneygram Sale Paves The Way For China Trade, Investment Showdown

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 20:37:00 -0500

The recent decision in the U.S. to block Moneygram's $1.2 billion sale to Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial signals a broader shift in the investment climate that is poised to anger Beijing.

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PepsiCo's Jody Davids' Extraordinary Rise From Executive Assistant To Board Level CIO

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:06:00 -0500

Jody Davids has had a remarkable rise to be a CIO four times over, including her current post as Global CIO of PepsiCo. She began her career as an executive assistant, but her ambition was sparked early. She describes her journey, her path to board membership, her current plans and more.

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Seven More Lies Bitcoin (And Altcoin) Fans Tell Themselves

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 14:52:00 -0500

Remember, the only people who make money in a speculative bubble are the ones that get out in time. Everyone else is a loser.

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Blockchain To The Rescue Creating A 'New Future' For Digital Identities

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 13:59:00 -0500

Despite IT advances enabling faster and more efficient communication, hackers and cybercriminals have been busy at work and cybercrime forecast to cost the world $6 trillion per annum by 2021 by some counts. Could Blockchain-based identification mechanisms to security problems and offer a solution?

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Russian Hackers, Kaspersky Scandal, Blockchain - New Entrepreneurial Goldrush?

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:33:00 -0500

Blockchain technology is rapidly moving beyond Bitcoin to become an "apps" development tool for millions of non-technical users worldwide. This represents a rare opportunity for entrepreneurs to go global in areas that are wide open, like in the early days of "search" and "text".

Elizebeth Smith Friedman: 'The Woman Who Smashed Codes'

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 04:51:00 -0500

In his new book, journalist and author Jason Fagone explores the life of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the mother of American cryptography.

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The Unholy Trinity: Ad Fraud, Hate Speech And Fake News

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:37:00 -0500

There’s so much risky and objectionable content on the internet—fake news, hate speech, incendiary articles and representations of violence.

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Why This Home Security Camera Startup Is Making A Big Bet On Software

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:10:00 -0500

Hardware startup Canary makes what it claims are the best home security cameras on the market. Here's why after a crisis threatened its business in early 2017, the company's now betting big on software.

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SAPVoice: Using Blockchain To Build Your Dream House

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Here's an example of how blockchain provides time-saving transparency for financial institutions and their customers.

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Will Huge Chip Vulnerabilities Lead To Mass Intel, AMD And ARM Recalls?

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Don't expect recalls, despite the long-term impact of Spectre bug affecting almost all modern PCs. Updates should protect most users, according to researchers.

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Here Are All The Available Fixes You Need For Those Huge Chip Hacks -- UPDATED

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 08:33:00 -0500

A vast number of tech firms are warning about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Some are getting patches out, but consumers may have to wait for most problems to be fixed.

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How Blockchain Could Start To Make Waves In Media And Entertainment In 2018

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

If you are in media and entertainment, you should follow and possibly invest in blockchain innovation in 2018, if you haven't done so yet.

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Digital Wallets Are On Their Way To Save The Asia-Pacific

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:23:00 -0500

Is it possible to survive the Asia-Pacific with no cash in your wallet? Six years ago? Maybe not. But now? Definitely. Digital wallets have overtaken the streets all the way from Tokyo to Delhi, hoping to tap into the continent's largely unbanked population.

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Intel Processor Bug Leaves All Current Chips Vulnerable And Its Fix Saps Performance [Updated]

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 19:34:00 -0500

If an Intel processor from the last decade is powering your desktop, laptop or other PC, or perhaps servers in your data center, chances are you’re going to have to deal with a new vulnerability and hardware-level chip bug.

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Massive Intel Vulnerabilities Just Landed -- And Every PC User On The Planet May Need To Update

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 17:12:00 -0500

Almost every PC user in the planet is affected by major flaws in Intel chips, researchers warn.

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Predictions For Artificial Intelligence In 2018

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 14:29:00 -0500

2017 was a formative year for artificial intelligence - not just in terms of the advancement of the technology itself, but also for the evolution of our understanding of AI’s impact on our society. Here are my predictions on the two topics that will become the primary focuses of AI in 2018.

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14-Year-Old Charged With Felony Sex Crime For Sending A Dirty Selfie

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:40:00 -0500

A Minnesota girl is facing a life-changing felony charge of distributing child pornography after a dirty selfie for a guy reached more eyes than intended.

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Bye-Bye Bank Branches, Hello Cloud: 10 Retail And Commercial Banking Trends To Watch In 2018

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:15:00 -0500

Predictions about the 10 trends executives in the retail and commercial banking industry will be thinking and talking about in 2018.

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Advertisers Can Abuse Password Apps To Track You Online

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:40:00 -0500

Whenever any kind of app sees a surge in popularity you can rest assured that someone, somewhere will figure out how to exploit it.

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Cut Off From Big Fintech, White Nationalists Are Using Bitcoin To Raise Funds

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:04:00 -0500

U.S. hate groups and leaders are bankrolled well with anonymous Bitcoin, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which plans to release info on 200 such users soon.

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How Public-Private Partnerships Offer Hope Amid The Brutality In Myanmar, Afghanistan And The Philippines

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 23:10:00 -0500

Each year, millions of people face increasingly complex challenges, from asymmetric conflicts, to the violent effects of climate change -- how technology and smart public-private sector partnerships can bring relief to many of those in need.

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Linda Jojo's Path From Board-Level CIO To EVP Of Technology And CDO Of United Airlines

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:15:00 -0500

Linda Jojo has gone from CIO of United Airlines to EVP of Technology and Chief Digital Officer of the company. As such, she is responsible for technology platforms and analytics, as well as strategy, development and deployment of United's e-commerce, mobile app and commercial web platforms.

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Top Ten Forbes Technovation Columns Of 2017

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:28:00 -0500

The Forbes Technovation column included 83 articles and nearly 1.2 million page views in 2017. I had the opportunity to cover leaders in artificial intelligence, microservices, and security among a variety of other themes. These are the top ten most read pieces from 2017.

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Net Neutrality Is Gone For Now. But Here's Everything That's Next

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:57:00 -0500

Net neutrality as we know it has been taken off the books, at least for the time being. But the fight doesn't stop here, so here are a few things you can still do to maintain your anonymity and prevent ISP regulation on the internet.

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This Startup Is Using Blockchain Tech To Rethink Cyber Security In The Bitcoin Era

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:28:00 -0500

I spoke with Edge Security CEO Paul about the vision behind his company, rethinking cyber security, and how Blockchain solutions can prevent data breaches.

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Is "Bounty Hunting" The Next High-Paying Freelance Career?

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:12:00 -0500

Claiming bounties from software companies looking for coding glitches isn't easy for freelancers. A new site aims to change that, so they can earn a regular income this way.

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Who Is Teaching College Students Online Safety

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 23:41:00 -0500

College students are supposed to know tech better than their predecessors. But who is teaching them how to stay safe online?

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The Smart Home Battle Front And Can Our ISP Interfere With Our Heat?

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 23:03:00 -0500

An ISP warns its customers they could lose remote control of thermostats and security cameras. As our homes become extensions of the cloud, just how vulnerable are we becoming, from security camera blackmail to light switch mischief harassment to disabling ransomware to damage to property and life?

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Behind The Government's Bizarre UFO Search Agency

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:43:00 -0500

"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," says Luis Elizondo, the ex-Pentagon official who led program to research potential UFOs. So wait — the space nuts might be right? Calling Agent Mulder... Cartoon by Joe Heller.

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ISP Warns Pirates They Could Lose Control Of Their Home Heating

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:02:00 -0500

North-eastern internet service provider Armstrong Zoom is warning its customers that copyright infringement could cost them the ability to control their heating.

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Why Smart Tech Gadgets Make 90% of Millennials Feel Safe When Alone

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:11:00 -0500

According to a recent study, 76% of millennials surveyed reported passing up experiences due to personal safety concerns. In addition to that, 90% of millennials rely on their smartphones as a safety measure.

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Using Bitcoin Or Other Cryptocurrency To Commit Crimes? Law Enforcement Is Onto You

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:18:00 -0500

Regardless of the level of technical anonymity in the cybercurrency itself, one fact gives law enforcement a break: criminals must eventually exchange their cryptocoin of choice for fiat currency (aka ‘real money’) at some point.

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All I Want For Christmas Is Bitcoin - Who Is In Control Of Our Digital Future?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:34:00 -0500

Digital has given us the tools to distribute knowledge on a global scale. Ultimately, through the bubbles of speculative markets and fake news, everything regresses to the mean - this is human - just give us the time and the tools to learn and adapt to all of these new changes.

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Inside The Secret Treasures Of The Republican Tax Overhaul

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:12:00 -0500

Buried within this trickle-down economics-based tax overhaul are a bunch of secret provisions that have little to do with taxes, such as dealing a potentially lethal blow to Obamacare and rejiggering the inflation rate used to calculate retirement benefits. What other morsels are hidden inside?

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The 4 Top Security Concerns On The Minds Of Millennials

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 12:58:00 -0500

Do millennials not care about cybersecurity as much as other generations? Some articles might lead you to believe this, but in reality, millennials just have a different perspective—and different priorities.

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11 Cybersecurity Resolutions For 2018

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:45:00 -0500

Here's how you can better protect your organization in the new year.

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A Few Simple Tips To A Safer Smart Home During The Holidays

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:03:00 -0500

As the year draws to a close and a new one knocks on the door, here are a few simple tips to keep your smart home safe from greedy burglars and would-be hackers during the holidays. My take: keep it simple, silly.

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Taiwan Startup Grabs $10M in Capital With A Fix For False Alarms

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:00:00 -0500

Umbo Computer Vision is using artificial intelligence to make video surveillance image sharper and the cloud to send out real-time videos.

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WHOIS The First Casualty Of GDPR?

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:19:00 -0500

The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, looms on the horizon like a swarm of mutant bees bearing down on us all. OK, not quite so dire, but there are ramifications that will come from this piece of legislation.

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Kirsten Bay Builds Cyber adAPT For The Under-Served Mid-Market

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:37:00 -0500

CEO Kristen Bay built Cyber adAPT into a real-time network-based threat detection solutions. It offers skwiid, a real-time network threat detection platform that scans packets on the wire in real time; looking for and alerts on malicious network behavior present inside the perimeter.

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Fighting Internet Crime: Protecting Your Small Business From Cyberattacks

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:36:00 -0500

Malicious computer viruses and data hacks can hobble any business, potentially exposing even a mom-and-pop shop to customer lawsuits, government fines, IT repair costs and bad publicity.

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Facebook Uses Facial Recognition To Help You Manage Your Identity

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:11:00 -0500

Facebook lets you know when someone tags you in a photo or video, but now a new feature called Photo Review will use facial recognition to alert you when you're image is used in photos or videos that you aren't actually tagged in.

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Five Arrested As Cops Hunt Two Of The Biggest Ransomware Strains Ever -- UPDATED

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:46:00 -0500

Major victory hailed in fight against ransomware crooks, as arrests made around two major strains.

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North Korea Is Looking At Bitcoin To Escape Its Crippling Economic Sanctions

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:00:00 -0500

North Korea's acquisition of cryptocurrency would reduce a need for conventional cash and let the country continue with foreign trade despite economic sanctions over its weapons tests.

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Worst Passwords of 2017 Show Bad Habits Are Hard To Break

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:37:00 -0500

Despite repeated warnings from security experts, people continue to make poor decisions when it comes to passwords.

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120 Million American Households Exposed In 'Massive' ConsumerView Database Leak

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0500

A huge database containing vast amounts of revealing data on Americans' everyday lives has been left exposed on Amazon Web Services.

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U.S. Blames North Korea For WannaCry - But Are Trump's Cybersleuths Wrong?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:13:00 -0500

America comes late to the party in blaming North Korea for WannaCry.

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Here's Kaspersky's Full Complaint Against The DHS Over Anti-Virus Ban

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Russian cybersecurity giant takes its fight with the US to court.

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School Reports: 2018 Trend Reports

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:48:00 -0500

I read the 2018 Trend Report so you don't have to. Here are the ones worth your time...

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The Houston Astros Are A Tech-Forward World Champion

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:54:00 -0500

Chris Hanz joined the Houston Astros as Chief Information officer two years ago. In that time, he has helped guide one of the more sophisticated technology divisions in major league baseball. As such, his team can be proud to have played a part in delivering a championship for Houston.

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The Technology Think Tank Everyone Wants To Be A Part Of In 2018

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:56:00 -0500

2018 will be a bumper year for social good after a dumpster fire of a year for most platforms and big companies. A new Think Tank aims to hold companies to account and make technology more ethically sound across Europe.

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Grams, The Google Of The Dark Web Has Shuttered Operations

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:25:00 -0500

Rising costs and unreliable accounting has led to the closure of the darknets favorite search engine.

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Robots Are Changing The Way We Save Money, Too

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:27:00 -0500

Silicon Valley is investing big money on the growth of startups that use artificial intelligence to change the way we manage our money. What does the future hold for the hundreds of fintech startups that have cropped up during this bloom?

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10 Predictions For 2018 (Before CES Noise Gets Too Loud)

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:49:00 -0500

2018 will be an interesting year as a lot of technologies combine and mature to create new opportunities and services. 2018 won't be great for everyone are some predictions on who will be on the naughty list this time next year.

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Synaptics Shipping First In-Display Smartphone Fingerprint Reader With Vivo

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:00:00 -0500

Tuesday, Synaptics made an announcement with Vivo that I believe improves further on the smartphone UI experience. It is big for Synaptics, but even bigger for the smartphone industry and consumers.

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FCC Ignores Americans' Wishes, Fake Comments And Repeals Net Neutrality--But It's Not Over Yet

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:43:00 -0500

The FCC has voted to repeal 2015 'net neutrality' rules that the vast majority of Americans and internet experts want to keep, but voters' fight for the future is just heating up.

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Stopping Company Secrets From Walking Out The Front Door

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:39:00 -0500

When it comes to protecting information, many businesses focus on the threat posed by hackers, but insiders stealing proprietary data can inflict critical damage.

Employers And Employees Need To Step Up On Cybersecurity

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:01:00 -0500

Recent research from employer review site kununu reveals companies need to improve job security for IT and network security professionals, as well as modernize training.

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Earth To Pai: Millions Of Pro-Repeal Comments Likely Used Stolen Identities

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Data suggests that between two and seven million anti-net neutrality comments may've used the names and emails of Americans who want real answers from the FCC today--but seemingly not the rules' repeal.

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How To Protect Your Business From Fraud On Cyber Monday And Always

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:02:00 -0500

Around the world, fraudsters buy stolen credit card information and use those stolen cards to make online purchases.

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A Huge Security Hole In AT&T DirecTV Gives Hackers An Easy Route To Spy On Your Home

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Flaw in AT&T's DirecTV technology allows for easy remote access into people's home lives, researchers warn.

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Would You Buy Your Child This Bulletproof Backpack?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:20:00 -0500

A Florida company is selling a line of "smart" backpacks that are bulletproof.

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Hacker Ends Malware Mission After Bricking 10 Million Connected Devices

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:04:00 -0500

The creator of the BrickerBot malware has decided to pull the plug, but not before rendering millions of IoT devices unusable.

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'ROBOT Attack' Exposed Facebook With 19-Year-Old Bug -- Massive Websites Still Vulnerable

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:14:00 -0500

Facebook and PayPal were, until recently, susceptible to a problem that was solved long ago, researchers warn.

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Russia's Secret Plan To Win The Winter Olympics (Without Doping)

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:13:00 -0500

Following allegations of doping, Russia has been banned as a national competitor from the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018. But Russia might still have a card up its sleeve. Cartoon by Joe Heller.

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Asimov's Laws For Artificial Intelligence

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:59:00 -0500

Wider applications of AI have yet to meet the muster of maturity that the headlines might offer is coming down the road.

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SWIFT And The New Regulatory Environment Of 2018

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:36:00 -0500

From January 1 2018, financial institutions that use SWIFT will comply with a new cybersecurity framework that establishes a baseline for security. Many will remember the heist that happened last year that saw Bangladesh Bank lose $81m and the backlash has resulted in this new regulatory framework.

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File With 1.4 Billion Hacked And Leaked Passwords Found On The Dark Web

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:45:00 -0500

Security researchers have discovered a truly massive cache of leaked and stolen credentials circulating on the Dark Web.

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SAPVoice: Blockchain Surge Could Save Pharma Billions

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:32:00 -0500

Watch this video to see how Merck is using blockchain’s peer-to-peer transactional capabilities to disrupt the pharmaceuticals industry, and comply with the United States Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

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What's Bad For Facebook Ads, Is Also Bad For America

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:01:00 -0500

Facebook pockets billions of dollars in revenue each year thanks to its advertisement platform. What dark secret lay hidden underneath this corporate extravaganza? Discrimination, misinformation and what else? Let's find out, shall we?

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