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Cybersecurity

November 9, 2018
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Whether or not you believe that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election seems to have entered the twilight zone, where the same shred of concrete evidence is simultaneously elevated to "indisputable fact" status by Trump detractors and questionable ...

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November 1, 2018
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The Israeli evening news Hadashot reported that Iran “is again facing a [Stuxnet-like] attack, from a more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated virus than before.” According to sketchy reports, the attack  hit infrastructure and strategic networks.

Stuxnet was a worm believed to be the product of a U.S./Israel collaboration that targeted the Siemens...

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October 30, 2018
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A network-wide infection of Russian malware at the U.S. Geological Survey was traced back to a single employee’s viewing of pornographic content on the job.

In a study released by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the department’s security audit of “suspicious internet traffic” at a USGS facility in South Dakota was traced back to an unnamed...

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October 29, 2018
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There’s an old saying: “Locks are for honest people.” The basic idea is that a competent crook can break in no matter what you do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t try to make your home as secure as possible. When it comes to online securitytwo-factor authentication(2FA) is the ...

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October 26, 2018
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Facebook discovered dozens of pages, accounts and groups on Facebook and Instagram that were connected to an attempt to create friction over hot-button political issues—including immigration, police brutality, President Trump and race.

Facebook discovered the activity by what it identified as a covert Iranian disinformation campaign late last week, and removed several streams of content for “inauthentic coordinated behavior.”

While a portion of the activity was aimed at Saudi...

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October 19, 2018
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The social media companies Facebook and Reddit are publicizing “War Rooms” set up to closely monitor their network content for election tampering.

Facebook in particular experienced significant backlash for their site’s role in disseminating information created by Russian “troll farms” where false and misleading new stories and advertisements were propagated to discredit then-candidate Hillary Clinton as well as to foment general disagreement and conflict across...

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October 17, 2018
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Simple tools. Ominous results. Ambitious cyber criminals launched devastating ransomware attacks in 2017, including WannaCry and NotPetya, disrupting businesses across Europe and around the world.

According to the European Commission, the economic impact of cyber crime rose five-fold from 2013 to 2017, and could increase another four-fold by 2019.[1] It is not easy to bounce back from cyber attacks, so it’s important to understand the risks and take steps...

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October 17, 2018
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Just in time for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Identity Theft Resource Center in conjunction with CyberScout has released a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” The survey focuses on how parents and guardians monitor their kids’ online behavior, with a focus on issues like cyber hygiene.

So what exactly is cyber hygiene?

You teach your kids how to practice basic hygiene. This...

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October 15, 2018
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Today’s revelation from Facebook’s security blog was that the personal information of 14 million of the initial 50 million accounts hacked this month included their "username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages...

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October 15, 2018
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Watch now to learn about the cyber threats our children face online—and how families can stay safe.

In our on-demand webinar, Protecting Your Family’s Online Reputation: A Conversation About Child & Family Social Media Habits, we explore the results of surveys on child and family social media habits, just in time for National Cyber Security Awareness month.

Our children are digital...

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