Security

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Mozilla`s New Firefox Extension Will Try to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
But wouldn`t have stopped the Cambridge Analytica incident
Kayla Stetzel
Reason
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Powerful DDoS Attack Sets New Record at 1.7 Tbps
The security community is scrambling to neutralize the DDoS attack method through internet filtering, and taking the vulnerable servers off the public internet.
Michael Kan
PC Mag
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Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 Vulnerability But Doesn`t
A Google security engineer says Microsoft has failed to properly patch a security flaw affecting Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 distributions.
Catalin Cimpanu
Bleeping Computer
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The Fast Pace of Facial Recognition Innovation
Facial recognition technology has finally begun to enter the science fiction landscape we had all dreamt it would soon do.
Kyle Ellicott
ReadWrite
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Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook`s Vampiric VPN Service
Facebook is not a privacy company; it’s Big Brother on PCP...
Dell Cameron
Gizmodo
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Windows users must do this one thing right now to deal with the dangerous Spectre chip flaw
With the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws still casting a long shadow on the security of almost every modern computer out there, hardware and software vendors have been scrambling...
Francis Navarro
Komando
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New Tool Automatically Finds and Hacks Vulnerable Internet-Connected Devices
Hacking just got fully automated for script kiddies.
Joseph Cox
Motherboard
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Spectre and Meltdown flaws being exploited by more than 100 strains of malware
Researchers have gathered more than 130 samples of malware that try to exploit Meltdown and Spectre, although most appear to be proof-of-concept code.
Nick Heath
Tech Republic
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Tick-tock: Time is running out to move from SHA-1 to SHA-2
Stop procrastinating and make the switch from SHA-1 to SHA-2. You may already be getting errors -- and in 2017 things will get a lot worse
Roger A. Grimes
CSO
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How quantum computing could create unbreakable encryption and save the future of cybersecurity
Photon-based quantum encryption could help companies better defend against cyberthreats, and it`s one step closer to reality thanks to research from Duke University.
Brandon Vigliarolo
Tech Republic
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How the Cloud Killed the Firewall
The firewall as we know it cannot keep up with today’s enterprise application needs. The traditional firewall is dead or at the very least dying.
Maria Korolov
Data Center Knowledge
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What to Do When You`ve Been Hacked
Whether your personal data gets compromised in an Equifax-style breach or your email password is exposed, getting hacked can be a nightmare.
Neil J. Rubenking
PC Mag
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10 ways to protect your Windows computers against ransomware
The risk of malware infection may be inevitable, but that doesn`t mean you can`t take steps to protext your windows computers from attack.
Jesus Vigo
TechRepublic
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Hackers Have Successfully Hidden Malware In Popular PC Cleanup Tool
A computer program used to help your PC run faster has reportedly become the latest victim of hackers looking to breach the security of millions of its users.
Chris Melore
CBS Philadelphia
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North Korea’s Army of Hackers Has a New Target: Bank Accounts
Emphasis on finances represents a significant shift from Pyongyang’s prior patterns of attack
Timothy W. Martin
Wall Street Journal
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WannaCry was a Windows 7 phenomenon
The weakness of Windows 7’s Defender was partly to blame for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak
Andy Patrizio
Network World
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Cyberattack: Hackers can gain control of your PC using subtitles
Are you a movie fan? Streaming content voraciously through Netflix, Amazon Video or Vudu may be your thing but chances are, you are also familiar with a bunch of third-party media players.
Francis Navarro
Komando
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Judy Android Malware Infects Over 36.5 Million Google Play Store Users
Security researchers have claimed to have discovered possibly the largest malware campaign on Google Play Store that has already infected around 36.5 million Android devices with malicious ad-click software.
Mohit Kumar
The Hacker News
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Vendors approve of NIST password draft
Standards group recommends removing periodic password change requirements
NIST
CSO
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What You Can Learn About Getting Hacked From a Tiny Pie Shop in Missouri
Cyberattacks are a huge and growing threat to small businesses--but there are ways to fight back
Tory Fincle
INC.Com