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Is MY personal data out there?

Do you have accounts at any of the sites that have been compromised? Enter your email address at Have I Been Pwned? to find out. Then change your password, get 2 Factor Authentication, and call us! Full Disclosure: Here is my report: Oh no — pwned! Pwned on 15...

Credit Card PIN numbers – 11% are ‘1234’

“All credit card PIN numbers in the World leaked” – nearly 11% of the 3.4 million passwords are 1234 Datagenetics got hold of 3.4 million leaked 4-digit pins, they then did some pin number analysis to give us the worst and best pins. Obviously, by doing this they’ve...

10 Tips for Securing your Social Media Accounts

Olivia Lynch Cybrary Create a unique email for social media. If you are compromised, hackers won’t have access to any other valuable information. Enable two-factor authentication. This is one of the best methods for protecting your accounts from unauthorized access....

Are Mac And Linux Users Safe From Ransomware?

On Track.co.uk Michael Nuncic 28 February 2018 2016 was the year of ransomware – 146 new strains of this destructive malware were discovered, which earned cybercriminals an estimated worldwide profit of around one billion dollars in 2016. By contrast, in 2015 only 29...

What Is A Botnet & How Does It Work?

From: PwnieExpress.com 2/27/18 When thinking about a botnet, it’s helpful to visualize it as an army of connected devices. The army comparison works here because botnets are a collection of individual devices working together as a single unit. It’s a little more...

Supreme Court Won’t Review CareFirst Data Breach Case

Bank Info Security Marianne Kolbasuk McGee HealthInfoSec • February 20, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a data breach case that would have been the first of its kind to be reviewed by the high court. The class action lawsuit against CareFirst Blue...

The economic impact of cybercrime? Almost $600 billion

 Help Net Security February 23, 2018 Cybercrime costs businesses close to $600 billion, or 0.8 percent of global GDP, which is up from a 2014 study that put global losses at about $445 billion, according to a report by McAfee, in partnership with the Center for...

Recover from Ransomware

From Techtarget.com Nick Cavalancia Techvangelist Business owners have two major concerns today: One is to keep the business operational, and the other is to protect the business from anything that would keep it from being operational. Ransomware has positioned itself...

Is settling a data breach lawsuit the best option?

From TechTarget.com by Mike O. Villegas K3DES LLC In the unfortunate event of a data breach lawsuit, it's often better to settle before the case reaches court. Many of the major data breaches in recent years have resulted in class action lawsuits, and in virtually...

Data Breach Litigation

From TechTarget.com by Christopher Hart Foley Hoag LLP Data breach litigation can be highly detrimental to an organization that just suffered a major security incident. Find out what kinds of legal action enterprises could face in the event of a data breach. A data...

Laptops, Tablets and Phones? Oh My!

A recent survey conducted by software security firm Trustlook Inc. found that 70% of respondents used a personal electronic device (e.g., smart phone, tablet, laptop) to access company systems. However, only 39% of these businesses had a formal ‘Bring Your Own Device’...

Just receiving 2 Characters can crash your Apple devices

All it takes is two characters from the alphabet of the Indian language Telugu to crash an array of Apple devices. A new bug has been discovered in iOS 11 that lets people send a specific character that will crash an iPhone and block access to the Messages app in iOS...