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Microsoft recently announced that GitHub will now offer unlimited private code repositories for free. Will more private repositories help improve security for enterprises and limit things like accidental credential exposures on GitHub? Nothing on the internet, or really anywhere in life, is free. There’s always a cost somewhere or some sort of limitation. Some supposedly
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has blamed a “sophisticated state actor” for the recent attempt to hack the parliament’s computer network. On February 8 news broke of the malicious activity which resulted in password resets for government workers. Speaking today, PM Morrison said that there was “no evidence of electoral interference” and that steps were
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Two different WordPress plugins have caused a few headaches this week. Hackers reportedly exploited an old vulnerability found in the WordPress plugin WP Cost Estimation & Payment Forms Builder, according to Wordfence. A second and critical vulnerability was also found in the Simple Social Buttons plugin, according to WebARX. The flaw in the WP Cost Estimation plugin, which is
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An interview with ESET malware researcher Lukáš Štefanko about Android banking malware, the topic of his latest white paper Banking malware continued to plague the Android platform throughout 2018, with cybercrooks relentlessly targeting users with banking Trojans and fake banking apps, but also experimenting with new money-stealing techniques. To help users navigate the tricky and
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In the aftermath of multiple reports that millions of stolen records were dumped on the dark web, the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel confirmed that the accounts of approximately six million users were compromised in a breach, according to a Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) spokesperson. The company also said that the stolen data was indeed part of
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According to a report from the WSJ, Visa and Mastercard are considering raising interchange fees on card transactions in the U.S. Visa and Mastercard generate most of their revenue from these small processing fees, and it could have implications for merchants and fintech startups. When you pay with a credit or debit card, merchants pay
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Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good to be back in the saddle again,” says Jurvetson, whose career was somewhat famously derailed in the fall of 2017 when a former girlfriend wrote a Facebook
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Despite the increasing concern regarding online privacy and the growing number of security breaches, poor password practices continue to prevail in the enterprise. According to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute, 69% of respondents admitted to sharing passwords with their colleagues to access accounts and 51% said they reuse an average of five passwords
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UK and US CISOs are facing burnout as they struggle to cope with escalating cyber-threats, insufficient budgets and a lack of engagement from the board, according to Nominet. The DNS security provider commissioned Osterman Research to poll over 400 security bosses on both sides of the Atlantic for its report, Life Inside the Perimeter: Understanding