Archive | cybersecurity

Razer Left Around 100,000 Customer’s Details Just Hanging Around On The Internet

Being as popular as they are, peripheral specialists Razer have a lot of people’s personal details! And for a few weeks, thanks to a “misconfigured Elasticsearch cluster”, those details—including home addresses—were kinda sitting around in the open, not even protected by a password.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Leak Exposes U.S. Navy Sailor as Once-Prolific Recruiter for Neo-Nazi Group

Hate forums and social media platforms have likely made it easier for atomized white supremacists and neo-Nazis to find like-minded individuals, laying the base for a resurgence in far-right organizing and violence. But that’s come with a price: a lengthy online trail that makes it difficult to stay anonymous. Leaks…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Find the Perfect Excuse for Every Embarrassing Corporate Data Leak

Sometimes I wonder why everyone isn’t getting hacked all the time. We’re all so bad at security, and there are so many people who know how to abuse it! And then I remember that we are getting hacked all the time.Companies regularly dangle all our home addresses and passwords and phone numbers and credit card […]

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No One Knows About Two-Factor Authentication, and It’s Putting Their Security at Risk

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? As much as we try to promote the importance of this security measure—a secondary means of identifying that whoever is trying to log into your account is actually you—a recent survey from the Pew Research Center indicates that more than half of those quizzed cannot identify a single example…Read more… Continue […]

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Capital One’s Data Breach: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print

Capital One has already started the notification process for its most recent data breach—affecting approximately 100 million people in the U.S. and an additional six million in Canada (for now). If you happened to catch the company’s announcement about the issue, though, it sure sounded like everything is fine and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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I’m Cybersecurity Consultant MacKenzie Brown, and This Is How I Work

Hopefully, the first cyber-attack that MacKenzie Brown helps you survive will be a fake one. Otherwise you’ll end up calling her and her colleagues at Optiv Security when you’ve already been compromised by a hack. As an incident response consultant, Brown helps clients prepare for, or recover from, intrusions from…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Strengthen Your Online Security With C.O.A.C.H.

Do you have any idea whether you’re “safe” online? Online security and privacy are complicated, and risks vary by person: you might worry about getting harassed, hacked, or your boss finding your terrible old blog posts and using them as an excuse to fire you. Crash Override’s Automated Cybersecurity Helper helps you…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Most Important Privacy Settings to Change on Reddit

Ever since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica bombshell, online privacy has been on all of our minds. But it isn’t just Facebook that’s tracking you. From other tech giants to most store rewards credit cards, countless companies deploy similar tactics—even your favorite (or hated) forum site, Reddit.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Request Your Data From Over 100 Different Sites Using This Service

Almost every service you use on the web that involves a username and password is in some ways collecting information about you. In some cases, that info might just be your email and a few identifying data points like your age or gender. In others, (cough :: Facebook) you’re handing over information about your likes…Read […]

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How to Turn Off Cortana on a Windows 10 PC

If you’re using a Windows 10 machine, you might want to consider disabling Cortana—at least on the Lock Screen—if you aren’t planning to install the latest Windows updates for whatever reason. (And, generally, do you really need a smart assistant helping you out when your PC is locked?)Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What’s the Deal With GDPR and Your Online Privacy?

Maybe you’ve heard someone mention GDPR in passing, but were too embarrassed to ask what those letters actually stood for. Or maybe your friend posted something online about what GDPR means for online data protection. At the very least, you’ve probably received a few dozen emails from various companies about how their…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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