Password Thefts Have Not Prompted Users To Change Password Habits

The newest big problem with data security is the same as the old big problem with data security. It’s the users. Specifically, it’s the fact that most people don’t bother to change their passwords more than once a year, if …

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Don’t Fall For New Nintendo Emulator Scam

Nintendo recently released the Nintendo Switch, a new console system. On its heels, we’re seeing a new scam that’s tricking large numbers of PC users (both Apple and Windows-based) into downloading potentially harmful software. The scam seems to be driven …

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Still Using Google Talk? Google To Turn Service Off

Google made a valiant effort to unify the world of internet chat with the release of Google Talk. Unfortunately, the other companies operating in that space were not interested in playing nice. Had Google been successful in the realization of …

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Latest iOS Update Helps Protect Against Ransomware

Recently, digital security firm Lookout spotted an innovative new kind of malware they dubbed Scareware. Targeting Apple mobile devices, it makes the user believe he or she has been the victim of a ransomware attack by using simple Javascripts to …

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New Kirk Ransomware Uses Star Trek As Its Theme

Who says hackers don’t have a flair for style? Security searchers at Avast, makers of a popular antivirus software, have stumbled across a new strain of ransomware that utilizes a Star Trek theme. Although the new Python-based malware is not …

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Newer Processors Ineligible For Security Updates On Windows 7, 8

Are you one of the holdouts still running Windows 7 or 8? If so, you should know that if you upgrade your processor to the very latest, you will no longer be able to receive automatic software updates. For clarification, …

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Hacker Releases Source Code Online, Banking May Come Under Attack

If you haven’t heard of the Trojan called “Nuclear Bot,” you probably will have the dubious honor of seeing it in action soon. Its author just released the source code on the Dark Web, and that’s very bad news. Nuclear …

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Attack On Health Firm Speaks To Real Threat For Everyone

On March 22, Urology Austin became the second medical company to suffer from a major breach. It was a particularly nasty one, combining data theft with a ransomware attack that impacted more than a quarter million users. To its credit, …

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Network Password Security May Be Getting Overlooked

Today’s corporate networks look so different from the networks of yesteryear that they’re almost not even comparable any more. In olden times, when the personal computer was a relatively new invention and networks were just beginning to form, they were …

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LastPass Vulnerability May Have Exposed Passwords On Certain Browsers

Tavis Ormandy is either the first, or the last person on the planet you ever want to get an email from, depending on your point of view. As Google’s best, most prolific bug-hunter, he’s constantly on the prowl for security …

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