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May 16, 2018
Another Facebook Compromise

It would be easy to confuse recent news that data belonging to 3 million Facebook users was exposed online with the Cambridge Analytica debacle that involved 87 million users. Both stories have their origin stories among researchers at Cambridge University.

This compromise was unearthed by investigative reporters at New Scientist who found that the data from millions of Facebook users who had used a popular...

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May 14, 2018

If you don't think cybersecurity is a selling point these days, you're probably not doing as well as you could be--no matter what it is you do in digital. Larry Ellison is dialed into this new...

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May 11, 2018

KnowB4’s chief hacking officer Kevin Mitnick released a video that should send shudders down the spine of anyone using 2-factor authentication.

Implementing a standard attack mode, in this case a spoofed invitation to connect from LinkedIn, Mitnick demonstrates how a hacker can bypass the multi-factor authentication bydint of session recording malware.

This hack captures all the information needed for an account...

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May 10, 2018
Election security

The front lines in defending the security and privacy of voting against enemies include the localities who manage the voting precinct on election day. The cities and counties need to be just as vigilant as states when it comes to protecting the vote. 

In the past, the voting process wasn’t seen as a target for hackers, but the 2016 presidential elections revealed a new way of thinking....

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May 7, 2018

Do you? Currently and depending on who is speaking, there are varying and frequently opposing answers – even among experts – leaving consumers grasping for a better understanding of what it means for them. This is a significant problem that creates some serious issues that need to be addressed as an industry. Perhaps a discussion about the current definitions and categorizations doesn’t t go far enough in...

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May 2, 2018

The Trump Administration’s National Security Council want to scrap an Obama-era directive for approving government-sanctioned cyberattacks.

Presidential Policy Directive 20 (or PPD 20) was created to promote greater oversight on the government’s cyber activities, and requires executive approval on operations “of significant consequence.” It also installed a bureaucratic process of approval for smaller scale offensive actions that...

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