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Passwords to UK's and Canada's Government Servers Exposed. Who's to Blame? screenshot

Passwords to UK's and Canada's Government Servers Exposed. Who's to Blame?

Hollywood would have you believe that you'd need quite a few things if you want to steal sensitive information from the governments of two of the World's biggest economic superpowers. You'd need thousands of dollars'...

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August 17, 2018
Twitter Offers a New Security Feature After 330 Million Passwords Are Leaked screenshot

Twitter Offers a New Security Feature After 330 Million Passwords Are Leaked

When more than 330 million Twitter users were affected by a system bug back in May, one of the biggest social media networks got lucky. The bug was found within the system, and it wasn't induced by outside forces. As...

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August 17, 2018
Instagram Users Get Locked out After an Unexplained Russian Hack screenshot

Instagram Users Get Locked out After an Unexplained Russian Hack

Quite a few Instagram users have had their accounts hijacked. It's not a selection of separate incidents. It seems to be a coordinated campaign that, by the looks of things, is carried out by the same group of...

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August 16, 2018
New iPhones Could Be Delayed After Apple Chip Maker Suffers Malware Outbreak screenshot

New iPhones Could Be Delayed After Apple Chip Maker Suffers Malware Outbreak

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the biggest semiconductor manufacturers in the world, got hit by what has been described as a malware outbreak on August 3 which forced it to temporarily halt...

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August 13, 2018
Social Media Monitoring App Mention Blames Third-Party for a Recent Data Breach screenshot

Social Media Monitoring App Mention Blames Third-Party for a Recent Data Breach

Data breaches are an unfortunate fact of life. Some companies don't take the security of your data seriously enough and are easy prey for hackers. Other organizations work hard to protect users' personal information,...

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August 10, 2018
Surprise! Most Data Breaches Occur Due to Human Error screenshot

Surprise! Most Data Breaches Occur Due to Human Error

Even though a lot of data breaches are carried out by cybercriminals, the recent statistics show a considerable part of such incidents occur because of failures happening inside the companies who store sensitive user...

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August 10, 2018
Should You Quit Facebook Because of Its Recent Talks with Major US Banks? screenshot

Should You Quit Facebook Because of Its Recent Talks with Major US Banks?

What is Facebook exactly? Some would say that it's a brilliant way of communicating with people, discussing interesting topics, and sharing fun memories and cat videos. Others will say that Facebook is a viciously...

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August 9, 2018
2018's Most Common Cyber Attacks You Should Know About screenshot

2018's Most Common Cyber Attacks You Should Know About

Cyber attacks are more common that you might think. We have quite a few months to go before the year is over and we can start assessing cyber attacks of 2018; however, we know for a fact that 2017 was the worst year...

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August 9, 2018
The New National Data Encryption Rules May Be Enforced Soon screenshot

The New National Data Encryption Rules May Be Enforced Soon

As some of you may have heard, Ted Lieu, Mike Bishop, Suzan DelBene, and Jim Jordan, members of the United States Congress, recently presented a bill called the ENCRYPT Act. The idea of it is to create national data...

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August 9, 2018
New WPA2 Attack Discovered by Accident. Here's What You Need to Know. screenshot

New WPA2 Attack Discovered by Accident. Here's What You Need to Know.

For years, we all thought that when it comes to the security of a wireless network, WPA2 is just about unbeatable. WPA2, as you may know, is the second incarnation of the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol which...

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August 8, 2018
Sears Delta Breach Among the Biggest Data Breaches in 2018 screenshot

Sears Delta Breach Among the Biggest Data Breaches in 2018

Poor safety practices of companies and their customers continue allowing major data breaches in 2018, and the joint data breach of Sears and Delta might be one of the biggest ones we will see this year. Although the...

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August 8, 2018
Yale Graduates Learn That Their Social Security Numbers Were Leaked 10 Years Ago screenshot

Yale Graduates Learn That Their Social Security Numbers Were Leaked 10 Years Ago

In the event of physical theft, you will most likely notice that your TV is missing. When it comes to the World Wide Web, however, things are a bit different. We've talked in the past about how data breaches often go...

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August 6, 2018
Microsoft Edge Finally Adds WebAuthn Support: What Is Web Authentication? screenshot

Microsoft Edge Finally Adds WebAuthn Support: What Is Web Authentication?

Microsoft's own Bill Gates declared in 2004 that the password is dead. Embarrassingly for what is undoubtedly one of Silicon Valley's most influential figures, after fourteen years, the password still seems to be very...

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August 6, 2018
Reddit Data Breach Exposed. What Do Reddit Users Need to Do Now? screenshot

Reddit Data Breach Exposed. What Do Reddit Users Need to Do Now?

Reddit was recently the sixth most popular website in the world according to Alexa. It has more than 1.5 billion monthly visits which shows that for many people, it's the perfect place for anything from discussing...

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August 2, 2018
Even Security Professionals Continue to Reuse Passwords, Study Finds screenshot

Even Security Professionals Continue to Reuse Passwords, Study Finds

We can only imagine that being a security expert is not easy. You spend years trying to tell people that they should really start taking their online safety seriously, and yet, the constant barrage of successful...

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July 27, 2018
Will Fraudulent Activity Be Monitored on the Internet After the End of Net Neutrality? screenshot

Will Fraudulent Activity Be Monitored on the Internet After the End of Net Neutrality?

Net Neutrality. What is it exactly and how does it impact our day-to-day activities? Net Neutrality. You've all heard all the noise about net neutrality, but what is it, exactly? Well, it's a long, boring story, but...

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July 26, 2018
A New Text Message Scam Targets PayPal Users in the UK screenshot

A New Text Message Scam Targets PayPal Users in the UK

Last week, we explained what smishing is and how it works. Today, we're going to see the attack in action, analyze it, and learn what we can do to avoid falling victim to it. Casting the net Reported by Tech.co, it...

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July 25, 2018