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Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach

Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach

By Josh Wolford March 19, 2015

Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by victims of the company’s 2013 data breach – a massive hack that exposed up to 70 million people. According to CBS News, the settlement has been …

'123456' Is Still the Most Common Password '123456' Is Still the Most Common Password

Congratulations are in order, as a year of corporate data spills and leaked Jennifer Lawrence nudes failed to move the most stubborn among us. Privacy be damned, people still enjoy the ease and comfort of the most simplistic, easily-sussed passwords …

Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API

Google announced that it will stop offering its Google Earth API a year from now. The company says it’s going away for security reasons, and in accordance with its policy, will offer it for another year before turning it off. …

Cisco To Acquire Security Company Neohapsis Cisco To Acquire Security Company Neohapsis

Cisco announced that it intends to acquire Neohapsis, a company which offers network, cloud, and app security, as well as IT risk and compliance services. Cisco says it will use the acquisition to help customers build security capabilities and overcome …

Google For Work Gets Security Upgrade Google For Work Gets Security Upgrade

Facebook may be preparing to grab some of the workplace market share, but other, more seasoned vets of the space have hardly slowed down in improving their own offerings. For example, last week, Microsoft announced Skype Document Chat for Office …

Home Depot Hack Also Compromised 53M Email Addresses Home Depot Hack Also Compromised 53M Email Addresses

A large and lengthy data breach put some 56 million credit cards at risk, Home Depot revealed back in September. Now, the largest home improvement retailer in the world says that it also exposed nearly the same amount of customer …

The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Insecure The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Insecure

It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released …

Google Fixes HTTPS Support For Trusted Stores Google Fixes HTTPS Support For Trusted Stores

As reported earlier this week, it was discovered that the Google Trusted Stores program was not supporting sites using HTTPS. This is rather strange considering how much Google has been pushing for sites to use it. Barry Schwartz at Search …

Googler Arrested in Nude Photo Extortion Scheme

The FBI has arrested an “Internal Technology Resident” at Google after he allegedly obtained nude photos of a Texas college student by way of a Gmail scam and subsequently used them in an attempt to extort more nude photos. 23-year-old …

HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores? HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores?

Well, here’s another one of those “Come on, Google” moments. You know how Google has been pushing sites to go HTTPS? Well, people trying to get into Google’s own Trusted Store program have been rejected because their sites use HTTPS. …

Google Launches Security Key For USB-Based Security Google Launches Security Key For USB-Based Security

Google announced a new way to enhance its 2-step verification security called Security Key, which works through a USB device. Security Key, Google says, is for “particularly security-sensitive” individuals. Don’t worry. If you’re just a common user, and want to …

eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers

eBay announced that in an effort to make shopping more secure, it will restrict site access through older versions of web browsers. This is largely in response to the POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability recently discovered by Google. The company says …

Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0

Google announced that it has discovered a vulnerability (referred to as POODLE) in SSL version 3.0, the details of which can be found here. Bodo Möller of the Google Security Team found the issue along with fellow Googlers Thai Duong …

Dropbox Accounts Compromised, Company Denies Hack Dropbox Accounts Compromised, Company Denies Hack

According to reports, hundreds of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked online as a preview to a larger alleged leak of 7 million accounts. As The Next Web reports, a thread appeared on reddit pointing to files with the leaked …

Snapchat: Alleged Photo Hack Wasn't Our Fault Snapchat: Alleged Photo Hack Wasn't Our Fault

Photos taken and transmitted via Snapchat may or may not have leaked on Thursday, but if they did, Snapchat assures you that its servers were never breached and it’s the fault of unauthorized third-party apps. Early Friday, Business Insider reported …

JPMorgan Chase Sees Big Data Breach JPMorgan Chase Sees Big Data Breach

JPMorgan Chase, the largest banking institution in the U.S., revealed that 76 million household accounts and 7 million small business accounts were compromised in a recent cyberattack – an attack that was previously disclosed, but was much larger than first …

Bash Bug Said To Be Worse Than Heartbleed Bash Bug Said To Be Worse Than Heartbleed

It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there’s a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as “shellshock”. It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell. Security expert …