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Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them dating ones

Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.

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Security education on phishing can save companies millions

A new research report by Ponemon Institute finds that a comprehensive security training program with a continuous training methodology can improve the phishing email click rate an average of 64 percent.


Black Hat 2015: Why digital security matters

The recent Black Hat cybersecurity and hacking conference in Las Vegas shows why digital security should matter to everyone.


Tech-savvy students, their demands and how IT protects them

Today's college students are arriving on campus with more than just a computer to connect. We chat with the IT team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on how they handle connecting a student's computer, tablet, smartphone, smart TV,...

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What fingerprint hacking could mean to IT projects

Fingerprints aren't like account numbers and passwords. They are yours for a lifetime and can't be changed. What if yours gets hacked?

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Why you should stop worrying about online privacy

Experts say the personal data we most commonly give up online promotes our privacy in other ways, but the kicker remains: Can we trust how that data will be used?

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9 reasons why users still struggle with online security

A new report from Google finds a disconnect between online security best practices from experts and users. Here’s where the groups differ.

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The 4 most insecure areas of online behavior

When it comes to online security, experts and users don’t always agree on the most effective ways to stay safe.

4 ways Twitter plans to keep you safe and secure

While Twitter’s battle against trolls and bullies is far from over, the social network has made improvements that aim to cut down on abusive behavior and strengthen your safety and security.

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Consumers still don’t get two-factor authentication

Telesign’s online guide to securing your accounts with two-factor authentication continues to educate consumers about online security.

Attackers could use Internet route hijacking to get fraudulent HTTPS certificates

There's no easy fix, a security researcher said at the Black Hat security conference

Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for websites hiding on Tor

Attackers controlling entry nodes on the Tor network could find the location of hidden services or unmask users visiting them

Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback

The forum's last administrator has plans to restore the site, with better protections against law enforcement investigations

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Applying threat intelligence and what is the Dark Web?

In this edition of The Irari Report, Ira Winkler and Araceli Treu Gomes interview Kurt Stammberger of Norse Corporation about both what has come to be know as the Dark Web and Threat Intelligence. This is among the most comprehensive...

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Google: Users still aren’t getting message about online security

Google researchers say that experts and non-experts go about protecting their digital privacy in very different ways, according to survey results they plan to present at the upcoming Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security.

Encrypted Web and Wi-Fi at risk as RC4 attacks become more practical

Researchers show they can recover sensitive cookies from RC4-encrypted TLS connections in 75 hours

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Electronic Frontier Foundation celebrates 25 years of defending online privacy

While cops and firefighters are often ready to retire after 25 years on the job protecting citizens, this privacy watchdog organization has a full agenda for the future as it celebrates its 25th anniversary today

Oracle fixes zero-day Java flaw and over 190 other vulnerabilities

Users should update Java as soon as possible because attackers are already taking advantage of at least one vulnerability

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