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At the end of last year, a survey revealed that the most popular password was still “123456”, followed by “password”. These highly hackable choices are despite years of education around the importance of password security. So, what does this say about people who pick simple passwords? Most likely, they are shooting for a password that is
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Traditional network security vulnerabilities are bad enough without adding SDN security issues to the mix. But, as organizations deploy SDN, they risk exposing their networks to new types of threats and attacks, especially if they don’t have proper plans in place. A prevalent concern with SDN security focuses on the SDN controller. The controller contains
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Without any notable opposition to the Senate’s version of the bill, the House agreed to a reorganization of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Act earlier this week, according to FCW.  Replacing the National Protection and Programs Directorate, the new agency will oversee the cybersecurity of federal computer systems and will be a government liaison
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Almost all young people recycle their passwords, often doing so across work and personal accounts The prevalence of cybersecurity incidents and the concomitant growing concerns about any organization’s cybersecurity posture haven’t done much to discourage many employees from engaging in poor security habits, a survey has found. In some respects, employees’ cyber-hygiene is actually getting
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Has Wikileaks founder Julian Assange officially been charged with any unspecified criminal offense in the United States? — YES United States prosecutors have accidentally revealed the existence of criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a recently unsealed court filing in an unrelated ongoing sex crime case in the Eastern District of Virginia. Assistant
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A security lapse has exposed a massive database containing tens of millions of text messages, including password reset links, two-factor codes, shipping notifications and more. The exposed server belongs to Voxox (formerly Telcentris), a San Diego, Calif.-based communications company. The server wasn’t protected with a password, allowing anyone who knew where to look to peek
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The Americas Partner Summit 2018 was held on Tuesday, October 16 at MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit. It was a day filled with McAfee and partner leadership coming together to collaborate on McAfee’s partner strategy, product portfolio, programs, and more. Here are some of the highlights: The Audience 338 partners 225 VAR, Disti, MSP, etc. 35 OEM
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Despite the session’s name, “Two Points of View: Collaboration and Disclosure: Balancing Openness About Cyber Security with Managing Risk and Reputation,” panelists at today’s Infosecurity North America conference were actually in agreement about sharing threat intelligence.  Moderated by Joseph Gittens, director, standards, Security Industry Association, the panelists explored the different channels by which information can and
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On October 4, 2018, a Bloomberg Businessweek article alleged that in 2015, manufacturers inserted microchips onto the motherboards of servers destined for U.S. public and government organizations to provide Chinese government-sponsored threat actors with unauthorized access. The story was immediately refuted in its entirety by the three companies named in the story: Apple, Amazon, and
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Industry standard specification does not guarantee the safety of the self-encrypting drives despite verification. The need to encrypt data on devices has never been greater, especially with legislation such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Purchasing a self-encrypting drive (SED) that adheres to the industry standard, published as the Trusted Computing Group’s
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A new startup called Italic says it’s already received more than 100,000 signups for a marketplace where you can buy handbags, eyewear and other luxury products directly from the manufacturers who work with the world’s best-known brands. The marketplace is officially launching today. Italic is also announcing that it’s raised $13 million in funding from
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Salad startup and retailer Sweetgreen recently raised a $200 million Series H round led by Fidelity that valued the company at more than $1 billion. This round brings Sweetgreen’s total amount of funding to $365 million. With this additional $200 million in funding, Sweetgreen is setting its eyes on other food categories and looking to
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Whether it’s a question of to whom the CISO reports or quantifying what the CISO is actually responsible for, the role has changed over time, leaving many wondering how to balance the competing demands of IT, security, innovation and compliance.  In the final panel that closed out the second annual Infosecurity North America conference in
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by John E Dunn Cybercriminals have returned to old-school manual hacking tactics to boost the efficiency of targeted extortion, according to research conducted for the SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report. Ransomware attacks are nothing new, but well known examples like CryptoLocker or WannaCry have tended to be opportunistic and indiscriminate. To penetrate their targets they rely on
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Disclosed earlier this year, potentially dangerous Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affected a large family of modern processors proven that speculative execution attacks can be exploited in a trivial way to access highly sensitive information. Since then, several more variants of speculative execution attacks have been discovered, including Spectre-NG, SpectreRSB, Spectre 1.1, Spectre1.2, TLBleed, Lazy
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Black Friday Sales! Hurry! https://securgadget.com/discount/SECURGADGET30 About www.SecurGadget.com Security today is an integral part of the well-being of our family, friends and colleague. To protect ourselves, our homes, cars and offices are usually equipped with some form of physical detection or intrusion systems. This has given rise to the demand of security gadgets. In turn, more
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With just days until Black Friday, the unofficial kick off to the holiday shopping season is quickly approaching. In anticipation of the busiest time of year for e-commerce, this year we conducted a survey, Stressed Holiday Online Shopping, to understand how financial pressure can impact buyer behavior when it comes to online purchasing and cybersecurity.
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Nordstrom is the latest victim in a long line of data breaches suffered across the retail sector, according to The Seattle Times. The Seattle-based retailer suffered a data breach in which a wide range of personal information was exposed. In addition to disclosing employee names, their Social Security numbers and dates of birth, checking account and
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The campaign’s goals aren’t immediately clear, as the malefactors don’t appear to be leveraging the hijacked websites for further nefarious purposes Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the
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Another security vulnerability has been reported in Facebook that could have allowed attackers to obtain certain personal information about users and their friends, potentially putting the privacy of users of the world’s most popular social network at risk. Discovered by cybersecurity researchers from Imperva, the vulnerability resides in the way Facebook search feature displays results