Data Protection

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Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

Anthem's latest breach estimate says 78.8 million were affected

At least 14 million records are incomplete, but they probably don't belong to Anthem members

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Credit Monitoring as an Employee Benefit

There are many forms of identity theft and credit fraud out there and, just as with every other low-risk criminal enterprise enabled by the interconnectedness of our world, instances of these crimes are growing. In the U.S. credit...

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You’ve Been Hacked. Now What?

6 key things to do after a security breach.

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Retail CIOs Focus on Data Security, Digital Innovation

Major security breaches at leading retailers cast a long shadow over industry as CIOs look to bolster defenses and align tech team with business units.

TrueCrypt audit back on track after silence and uncertainty

Phase two of the project will begin shortly and will be done by a professional team of consultants

Samsung smart TVs don't encrypt the voice data they collect

Samsung TVs send voice search queries to a remote server over an unencrypted connection, a researcher found

Arabic cyberespionage group attacking Middle Eastern, other targets

The Desert Falcons mercenary group has stolen more than 1 million files since 2013


Millennials Becoming Known as Generation Leaky

Millennials, who will soon become the largest population group in the workforce, bring high expectations for convenience and collaboration from technology, but little apparent concern about security. That's a major problem, experts...

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How to Fight Cyberthreats: White House Calls on Congress, Tech Industry to Help

President issues executive order to facilitate sharing information about cyberthreats, but says Congress needs to act on liability protection and data breach notification.

Proposal for altered data retention law is still unlawful, Dutch DPA says

Obliging telecom companies to retain customer data for months to help the police catch criminals is disproportionate, the DPA said

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Is Student Data at Risk Due to Out-of-Date Privacy Laws

Members of Congress warn that an aging privacy statute hasn't kept pace with technology in the classroom and urge that restrictions be placed on third-party use of student data.

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Beware of Hot Foreign Spies Who Want to Steal Your Data

The hottest new attack tool for stealing sensitive information? Sexy foreign spies. Learn the tools and methods used to bait and hook high-value employees and bleed your organization dry of data.

Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Members of the platform will be able to query and upload data about the attacks they had to deal with

Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers

Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android

This Security Researcher Just Published 10 Million Real Usernames and Passwords

The massive password dump both tests and protests cybercrime law enforcement in the United States.

Smart TVs raise privacy concerns

Consumers may want to consider other options, like home theater PCs, that are less aggressive gathering personal data

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