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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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Your Security Questions Aren’t Providing Much Security

Everyone’s favorite food is pizza, so when a site asks you to provide an answer for the security question What’s your favorite food, don’t say pizza. Providing answers to security questions is something we’re all very familiar with, as it’s been a tool for account security and recovery for a long time. But are these security questions even that secure? …

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Survey Looks At Security Attitudes And Behaviors Across Industries

Biscom shared some results of a new IT Survey finding that although regulated industries say security is a high concern, many are still using solutions that are inadequate for protecting their data. The survey compared attitudes and behaviors related to enterprise security across 13 industries including healthcare, financial services, retail, computer hardware, software, and manufacturing. Security concerns have only gotten …

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Florida Sheriff Charging Teen with ‘Hacking’: Change the Law If You’re Mad

Sheriff Chris Nocco of the Pasco County, Florida, Sheriff’s office isn’t all that concerned that his department is being mocked across the country. Last week, we told you about the department’s decision to charge a 14-year-old hacker mastermind with a felony after he infiltrated his school’s network and put hundreds of lives in danger. And what I mean by that …

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Sandra Bullock Stalker Knew Her Security Measures

Sandra Bullock had a scary conversation with a 911 dispatcher for 15 minutes while waiting for police to arrest the man who was stalking her. When Sandra Bullock called police from her home back in June, she was panicked. She was home alone. She had heard a noise outside. “I thought it was a wind blowing,” Bullock said. “Then I …

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Uber Steals Facebook’s Chief Security Officer

Uber’s just put a likely considerable amount of money where its mouth is, in regards to its promise to beef up the app’s safety and security. The on-demand ride company just poached Facebook’s Chief Security Officer. Joe Sullivan will move from Facebook to Uber and hold a similar title. This is the first time that Uber has ever had a …

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Obama Approves Sanctions on Cyber-Attackers

Today, President Obama signed an executive order that will allow the US government to go after those who perpetrate cyber attacks with sanctions “Cyber intrusions and attacks  – many of them originating overseas  – are targeting our businesses, stealing trade secrets, and costing American jobs,” says President Obama. “In response to these cyber threats, our government is using every tool …

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Uber Denies Breach After User Info Goes Up for Sale

Uber says that it has found no evidence of a security breach following reports that user data has popped up for sale on dark web sites. Motherboard reports that thousands of active Uber accounts are currently for sale on sites like AlphaBay market – some for as cheap as $1 and up for $5. Of course, having one’s Uber login …

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Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach

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 OK’ed, but awaits final approval from a federal district court. The settlement is large enough to offer up to $10,000 …

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LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Massive Password Leak

LinkedIn has settled a class-action lawsuit filed shortly after the social network allowed over 6.5 million passwords to be exposed by Russian hackers in 2012. And apparently, LinkedIn feels as though its penalty should be about $1 per user. Premium user, that is. Though the password breach affected all both types of users – both paid and unpaid – the …

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Automatic Web Application Security Scans or Manual Penetration Testing?

Commissioned News Story (Source: Netsparker) Automatic versus manual. A heavily debated subject whatever you speak of, and it is no different in the web application security industry. Should you do a manual penetration test or automatically scan all your websites with an automated web application security scanner? With which process you would find most vulnerabilities and which one has the …

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