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The pervasiveness of technology has allowed our society to automate a lot of the tasks that previously fell upon the shoulders of people. Rather than panicking that advancements, such as facial recognition, are dystopian, though, we must focus on the benefits of reining in the power of technology to build a better tomorrow.  Facial recognition […]

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Hacking has made the news several times in the past few years from the Yahoo attacks, to the hacks of LinkedIn and Equifax to the breach of Target back in 2013. Hackers, however, are not the biggest threat to your online security. Phishing is. While data breaches continue to be the most common method of […]

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WASHINGTON – Cyber vulnerability is a growing source of significant risk for both the public and private sectors that has prompted a market for insurance products capable of managing the overwhelming majority of cyber-attacks firms might face, according to a new policy study from the R Street Institute. The study by R Street Senior Fellow Ian […]

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‘Tis the season for hackers and scammers.  Cyber-security expert Adam Levin just released his new book ‘Swiped,’ which is already an Amazon Best Seller Hot New Release.  Levin gives helpful consumer tips to stay cyber safe during the holidays and avoid those Cyber Grinches out to steal your cash and holiday cheer. Levin’s tips to […]

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Hackers have found a new way to execute malicious code through Facebook and LinkedIn. Check Point researchers have discovered a “new attack vector, named ImageGate,” that embeds malware in image and graphic files. Malicious code is embedded into an image file and is then uploaded to a social media website. The hackers then exploit a misconfiguration on […]

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Businesses worldwide are responding to the threat posed by digital disrupters like Über and Airbnb, a trend that poses significant challenges for CIOs, a study carried out by international IT solutions and managed services provider Logicalis has revealed. The Logicalis Global CIO Survey 2016 polled 708 CIOs worldwide and found that the digital transformation of […]

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Mobile threats are on the rise thanks to viral apps like Pokémon GO, according to a new security report. Online security expert Proofpoint, in a recently released report, discovered that popular apps such as Pokémon GO inspire hackers to create malicious side-loaded clone apps and dangerous add-ons in a bid to gain access to users’ devices and nab their […]

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Longer is better. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise, but there’s new evidence showing the days of passwords could be in the past with the new replacement being longer ‘passphrases’ to add extra security and, hopefully, lessen the chances of hackers getting their hands on information. The idea comes after a series of tests […]

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LinkedIn is still feeling the ramifications of a 2012 data breach that saw millions of users affected. Tuesday, an additional set of data from the same breach was released revealing the e-mail and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members. “We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts […]

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With online security receiving more attention daily, one of the Internet’s oldest forms of communication may be getting just a bit safer. Some of the world’s top e-mail providers have joined together for a proposal which could change the way messages land in users’ inboxes. The proposed changes – brought forward by providers including Google, […]

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Having Stagefright could be fatal. No, not the fear of appearing on a stage in front of a crowd, the security flaw which could leave Android devices susceptible to an attack. Initially, the flaw wasn’t thought to be a major threat to devices, but researchers at Northbit have discovered a fairly simple way to optimize […]

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App developers are being warned about software which could create privacy concerns for device users. Silverfish is a software meant to monitor consumers’ television use through the use of “audio beacons” emitted by TVs, which consumers can’t hear but can be detected by the software, explained the Federal Trade Commission. The commission has sent a […]

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LinkedIn reported today that government requests for its members’ private information has increased significantly within the last six months. The social media website published its bi-yearly transparency report today, which provides its members with information about law enforcement requests it receives for member data as well as its responses to those requests. “The portion of […]

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