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February 17, 2017
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Imagine your business has no access to electronic information on computers or a network. No file shares, Word documents, email, databases, or Excel spreadsheets. No PDFs. No applications. No access to Windows. How much would your organization be willing to pay to regain access and control over its information and systems? Cyber criminals are counting on this readiness to pay when they unleash ransomware on an organization.  

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February 17, 2017
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For a long time, hackers have been stymied when they get malicious code running on a victim’s machine and have to figure out where in the computer’s memory that code has ended up. Now a team of Dutch researchers has found a technique that undermines that so-called address space...

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February 10, 2017
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The ability of companies to transfer everything from payroll files to social media posts to the U.S. from Europe could be in jeopardy. Tech executives and European officials worry that the Trump administration might consider removing existing privacy protections for...

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February 3, 2017
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Did you hear about the guy from Bucksnort, Tennessee, who sent a catfisher his life savings after a steamy back-and-forth on a popular dating app? The amount lost: $4,395.45, which was the supposed cost of airfare and visa expedition for the victim’s true love to get from Kiev, Ukraine.

If you think you did hear about it, you’re mistaken, because I made it up. The reason I did that: Too many catfishing scams go unreported. As a result, awareness does not match...

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February 3, 2017
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Some 15.4 million consumers were victims of...

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January 29, 2017
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Romance scams run the spectrum from simply toying with people’s emotions to stealing their money. In some dire cases, it has even landed victims in jail for their part in a crime. How do these online scams come about?

Here’s a scenario that victims fall for hook, line and sinker:

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A woman checks her Facebook messages and finds one from a stranger. When she responds...

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