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Hacker steals Bitdefender customer log-in credentials, attempts blackmail

The hacker exploited a vulnerability in an outdated software component to extract information from a single server


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Banks balance security and workflow when encrypting in the cloud

When financial institutions store data in the cloud, they use different kinds of encryption depending on security and workflow requirements, according to a new report from CipherCloud.

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Why Does SQL Injection Still Exist?

After having spent the last two weeks in Asia I find myself sitting in a hotel room in Tokyo pondering something. I delivered a few talks in Singapore and in Manila and was struck by the fact that we’re still talking about SQL...

Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

OPM, Anthem hackers reportedly also breached United Airlines

Flight manifests including passenger information and destinations were stolen, report claims

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Data privacy is now a competitive differentiator

How you handle confidential data may spell the difference between consumer loyalty and business disaster, says Forrester analyst Heidi Shey
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NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

US Census Bureau says breach didn't expose household data

The breached database was segregated from systems that hold census data

Even without breaches, don't count on websites to hide that you have an account with them

Online dating websites Adult Friend Finder and Ashley Madison were exposed to account enumeration attacks, researcher finds

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FinalCode keeps files safe wherever they go

Startup FinalCode secures files so permissions that protect them follow them around even when they are accessed outside secured networks.

New point-of-sale malware distributed by Andromeda botnet

Attackers use spam to infect systems with the Andromeda backdoor and then deploy GamaPoS on select point-of-sale machines

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10 best practices to protect student records

Teenagers may put their lives on social media but school administrators are held to a higher standard when it comes to keeping student information private.

EU air passenger data retention system ready for take-off, says Parliament

Passengers flying into or out of the EU could have their personal data stored in law enforcement databases for up to five years

BYOD users worry employers can’t keep private data safe

Workplace smartphone and tablet users worry a lot about their personal information remaining private from their employers – and only a slim majority trusts their employer to keep that data safe, according to a Harris Poll survey...

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Assessing the value of cyber-insurance

A good policy would be welcome if a data breach ever hit our manager’s company, but what constitutes a good policy?

Two US telecom companies to pay $3.5 million for data breach

Sister telecom carriers stored personal information on servers accessible on the Internet

Bitglass boosts security for data in public-cloud apps

Bitglass can protect data in cloud applications with fully searchable AES 256 encryption without degrading search times.

Hacker group that hit Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft intensifies attacks

The group has been stealing confidential information from large companies worldwide for the past three years

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5 reasons why newer hires are the company’s biggest data security risk

Those fresh-faced new hires and interns who have invaded the office this summer bring with them eager minds and new perspectives, but they also carry a higher data security risk.

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