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How Hackable Is Your Dating App?

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If you’re looking to find a date in 2019, you’re in luck. Dozens of apps and sites exist for this sole purpose – Bumble, Tinder, OKCupid, Match, to name a few. Your next partner could be just a swipe away! But that’s not all; your personal data is likewise a swipe or click away from […]

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Here’s Why Foreign Intelligence Agencies Want Your Data

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The implications of the recent Marriott hack go far beyond those of your average data breach. This megabreach of 383M records doesn’t just compromise sensitive data for the sake of fraud or financial gain, it paints a frightening picture of international espionage and personal privacy. When news broke that hackers working on behalf of a […]

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2018 In Review: Schools Under Attack

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As adoption of education technologies expanded in 2018, school networks were increasingly targeted by ransomware, data theft and denial of service attacks; the FBI even issued an alert warning this September as schools reconvened after summer break. Every school year, new students join schools’ networks, increasing its risk of exposure. Combined with the growing complexity of […]

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Cybersecurity as a Selling Point: Retailers Take Note

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UK-based retailers were no strangers to data breaches in 2018. In June, Dixons Carphone announced a breach of 5.9 million customer bank card details and 1.2 million personal data records, and the following month, Fortnum & Mason likewise warned customers that their data had been exposed. In fact, since GDPR took effect in May, more […]

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Growing Your Business: Security as an Expectation

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Who is responsible for my device and application security? This is a critical question in today’s growing threat landscape, and one without a clear answer. Despite increases in demands for mobile app and connected device security features, no key players—device manufacturers, consumers, mobile carriers or organizations that consumers do business with via devices—will take responsibility. […]

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Hacking Democracy: Vulnerable Voting Infrastructure and the Future of Election Security

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It’s been two years since international interference sabotaged the United States’ election security, and still the vulnerability of our voting infrastructure remains a major problem. This past May, during Tennessee’s primary election, the Knox County election website fell prey to a DDoS attack. And just days ago, Texas voters experienced “ominous irregularities” from voting machines. […]

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Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

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Leakers of classified material and national security journalists alike know that publishing government secrets carries risks. But rarely have the revelation of a bombshell leak and the criminal charges against its source come in such quick succession—in the latest exposé of Russian election hacking, not much more than an hour apart. The Department of Justice […]

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Security News This Week: OneLogin Had One Very Bad Breach

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For the first time in too long, a week went by without any major international security incidents (unless you count the US withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which you probably should). Perhaps unsurprisingly, that meant there was also time to look at defensive measures for a change. For instance! The US successfully tested its […]

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Don’t Buy Into Putin’s Latest Misdirection on Election Hacking

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Vladimir Putin conceded on Thursday that maybe, just maybe, “patriotic” citizen-hackers from Russia could interfere in the democratic processes of other countries. A tacit acknowledgement of interference in the US election? An unsubtle mocking of the US following rescinded sanctions? Could be! Mostly, though, you can consider this just another page from Putin’s playbook of misdirection. “Hackers are […]