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Heartbleed Bug Gives Hackers Access To User Data And Passwords Heartbleed Bug Gives Hackers Access To User Data And Passwords

A major online bug called CVE-2014-0160, more popularly known as “Heartbleed”, allows hackers to retrieve data from online services and websites. The bug was recently found by Neel Mehta of Google’s security team with a team of engineers from security …

Target Tech Chief Resigns Following Massive Data Breach Target Tech Chief Resigns Following Massive Data Breach

The chief information officer (CIO) of Target Corporation has turned in her resignation following months of a devastating data breach. Since 2008, Beth Jacob served as executive vice president of technology services and chief information officer of the retail company. She first …

Nun Sentenced To Prison For Peace Activism Nun Sentenced To Prison For Peace Activism

The 84-year-old nun, Sister Megan Rice, is no stranger to activism. She has been protesting and wreaking havoc on sites that deal with nuclear power for decades. Now, she has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. She doesn’t …

Never Use Your Debit Card During Security Breach Never Use Your Debit Card During Security Breach

In light of the recent security breach at Target and now Neiman Marcus (NM) the topic has been on a lot of people’s minds. Which card is better, debit or credit, when looking at extra protection needed during this crisis? …

Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System

In the aftermath of the second-largest credit card security breach in American history, new details are emerging regarding what lead to it—and why it may very well happen again. On December 19th, the retailer Target announced that upwards of 40 …

Target Discount Bullseye or Miss? Target Discount Bullseye or Miss?
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Retailer Target is definitely looking as red-faced as its logo following a massive security breach affecting potentially tens of millions of customers. The handling of the matter has been less than stellar. The initial message to consumers regarding what happened …

Verizon Data Breach Report Available as a Free iBook Verizon Data Breach Report Available as a Free iBook

Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report was released as a PDF back in March, but now those interested in the world of digital espionage can kick back and read the report on their iPad, as Verizon is releasing the entire …

ICANN System for New gTLDs to Reopen ICANN System for New gTLDs to Reopen

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been down as of late, and now ICANN engineers plan to reopen the application platform …

What ICANN Should Do To Rebuild Trust After Security Breach What ICANN Should Do To Rebuild Trust After Security Breach

During what was supposed to be the exciting early stages of an Internet domain name “revolution,” ICANN is finding itself in a heap of controversy over its new generic top-level domain program. In January, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names …