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Severe AirDroid vulnerability threatens tens of millions of Android users

A serious security issue in the latest release exposes personal information to attackers.

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5 ways data classification can prevent an education data breach

Spirion CEO Jo Webber offers examples of how the education vertical can leverage data classification to reduce the risk of data theft and costly compliance violations.

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Best practices to fight corporate security risks

Ajit Sancheti, CEO and co-founder of Preempt, examines best practices each organization and their users must deploy, both in and out of corporate networks, to minimize malicious threats in inconspicuous (and conspicuous) places.

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UK mobile operator loses phones following data breach

In a twist, thieves in the U.K. hacked personal data to steal high-end smartphones, rather than hacking phones to steal personal data.

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Ransomware victims able to thwart attacks, report says

The vast majority of companies hit by ransomware attacks were able to stop the attacks by either preventing the malware from getting to their files, by successfully decrypting the files, or by restoring the files from backups,...

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Battling global DDoS attacks requires coordinated response

Service providers that run the backbone of the internet need to have a coordinated response to deal with a global distributed denial of service attack, security experts say. There's only so much that individual enterprises can do when...

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IBM readies cybersecurity simulation center

Government agencies, law enforcement, security experts, and businesses joined IBM Security as they opened the industry's first commercial Cyber Range at their new global headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., today.

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Security experts divided on ethics of Facebook's password purchases

Last week, Facebook CSO Alex Stamos told conference attendees in Lisbon that the company buys stolen passwords on the black market, and some security experts are questioning the ethics and benefits of this approach.

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Why senior managers are the most dangerous negligent insiders

If you really want to move the needle on data security in your organization, start at the top.

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Why assuming data is secure is dangerous and stupid

The latest news concerning Hilary Clinton’s email has columnist Rob Enderle ticked off because it highlights an ongoing problem regarding security breaches, assuming we are secure.

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DDoS attack on Dyn could have been prevented

The Online Trust Association issued a prescription earlier this year for securing IoT devices. But even the association’s director admits that, with billions of devices already in use, change will not come easily or quickly.

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Cisco seeks faster time to discovery for breaches, compromises

Cisco has announced security upgrades to cut the time compromises go unnoticed on endpoints, giving attackers less time to do damage if they get past preventive security measures.

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EU privacy watchdogs seek answers from WhatsApp and Yahoo about users' data

European Union privacy watchdogs have warned WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to stop sharing users' data with parent company Facebook until they investigated whether the transfers comply with EU data protection law. They also want Yahoo's...

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Personal data of 550,000 Red Cross blood donors was breached

The Australian Red Cross said its blood donor service has found that registration information of 550,000 donors had been compromised, which the agency blamed on human error by a third-party contractor.

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U.S. indicts Russian for hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, Formspring

The U.S. has charged a suspected Russian hacker with stealing information from LinkedIn, Dropbox and a question-and-answer site formerly known as Formspring.

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LinkedIn blames Russian hacking suspect for 2012 breach

A suspected Russian hacker arrested recently in the Czech Republic was involved in a massive 2012 data breach at LinkedIn, the professional social networking company says.

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How to avoid being the next Yahoo

It’s no longer about whether or not you’ll get attacked, it’s about knowing what the repercussions are and if you have the right controls to minimize or completely eliminate the fallout. In order to be able to do this effectively, you...

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Survey says many companies want to phase out passwords

Don't be surprised if your company decides to do away with password logins. A new survey has found that most organizations are leaning toward phasing out password authentication.

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