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Google Compute Engine Gets Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys

Google Compute Engine Gets Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys

In Google Cloud Platform news, Google announced the addition of Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys for Google Compute Engine in beta. This will enable you to bring your own keys to encrypt compute resources, the company says. This is available in select countries, though Google doesn’t clearly specify which ones. You can access the keys through the API, Developers Console, or command-line …

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Ashley Madison Hack Has Been Cleaned Up, Says Company

Ashley Madison Hack Has Been Cleaned Up, Says Company

Online dating site for married people Ashley Madison fell victim to a hack over the weekend, putting the personal information of over 37 million users in jeopardy. Now, the company says it has scrubbed all leaked info. “Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the posts related to this incident as well as all …

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Email Spam Rate Lowest In Over A Decade

Email Spam Rate Lowest In Over A Decade

Email spam levels have reached a twelve-year low according to research from Symantec. The company released its June Intelligence Report looking at targeted attacks and phishing, vulnerabilities, malware, mobile and social media, and of course spam. “There is good news this month on the email-based front of the threat landscape,” it says. “According to our metrics, the overall spam rate …

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Twitter Gives Users New Account Dashboard

Twitter Gives Users New Account Dashboard

Twitter is rolling out a new dashboard to help users monitor and manage their accounts. it can show you things about your login activity, manage contacts, download your Twitter archive, etc. Above all it’s about privacy and account security. “From the beginning, Twitter has empowered people to share information with the world,” says product manager Mollie Vandor. “To put you …

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Is It Time For Flash To Go Away?

Is It Time For Flash To Go Away?

The writing has been on the wall for quite a while. Flash is dying a slow death, yet it continues to gasp for air. After some new vulnerabilities were discovered, many have been calling for the plug to be pulled. Do you think there should be an industry-wide halt in Flash use? Let us know what you think. Facebook’s Chief …

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MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

Biometric security is on the rise, by all reports. One recently suggested that by 2019, over 770 million biometric authentication applications will be downloaded each year. Right now that number is about six million. Apple and other smartphone makers are pushing it forward with fingerprint ID systems. Will biometrics ever completely edge out the password? Maybe. Hopefully. The password is …

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Facebook Snags Its New Chief Security Officer from Yahoo

Facebook Snags Its New Chief Security Officer from Yahoo

In April, Uber poached Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Now, Facebook has found his replacement. And they took him from Yahoo. Your new Facebook CSO is Alex Stamos. Stamos served as Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer. “The Internet has been an incredible force for connecting the world and giving individuals access to personal, educational and economic opportunities that are …

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Gmail Adds Security For Yahoo & Microsoft Accounts On Android

Last year, the Gmail Android app got a major update that finally enabled users to use third-party accounts, such as those from Yahoo and Microsoft. Now, the app has taken things a step further in the right direction by adding improved security for such accounts. On Wednesday, Google announced Oauth support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts. Here’s what they had …

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Apple’s New iOS 9 Requires 6-Digit Passcodes

If you use TouchID to unlock your iPhone and iPad, the idea of typing in a passcode seems quite Stone Age – but plenty of iOS users still punch in a four-digit passcode every time they unlock their devices. That’s about the change. The new iOS set to debut this fall, iOS 9, is changing your passcode from four digits …

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Sandra Bullock To Testify Against Man Who Claimed To Love Her

Sandra Bullock will be heading to court next month to testify against a man who told her that he loved her. That man is Joshua Corbett, and he is accused of stalking and breaking into Sandra Bullock’s home last year. Jurors have already heard the taped 911 call that Sandra Bullock made from her home in June of last year. …

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Dating Site Hack Exposes Users’ Sexual Preferences, Account Data

Data breaches that reveal email address, usernames, passwords, and other account information are common and pretty serious in their own right – but when a hack reveals even more sensitive personal information it’s downright scary. According to a report from Channel4, a data breach has exposed nearly four million users of Adult FreindFinder, a dating website. you’ve probably seen its …

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