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Lost in the clouds: 7 examples of compromised personal information

While having instant access to your information via the cloud is a major bonus to productivity and convenience, there's a risk that the security trade-off will be too high.


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Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

The unique attack method used to disrupt the code-sharing site GitHub over the last week could have been prevented if more websites enabled encryption, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said Wednesday.

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NAC is back. And better than ever

We review 5 of the leading network access control products.

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7 of the most famous spies

Real world spies are continually at work, grabbing government top secrets and business trade secrets. Here are seven of the most famous / infamous spies.

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Biometric security is on the rise

Does biometrics have a huge role to play in corporate security programs? We asked several experts to weigh in on the pros and cons of biometric security.

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Crooks targeting call centers to further Apple Pay fraud

According to mobile payments expert, Cherian Abraham, fraud on Apple's mobile payment platform – Apple Pay – is rampant. However, Apple's hardware and software security measures remain intact; the issue at the heart of most fraud...

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NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a policy that allows the NSA and law enforcement agencies to read encrypted data when they need to, NSA director Michael Rogers said during an appearance at a cybersecurity policy event Monday.

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Microsoft: Biometrics are the future of Windows 10 security

With the use of passwords coming under increased scrutiny, Microsoft is taking steps to move beyond them in Windows 10. Its biggest move: Joining the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance and adding support for the biometrics...

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Windows 10 embraces password-killing biometric authentication

Microsoft joined the FIDO Alliance in 2013 and is ready to add the password-less authentication standard into its flagship product.

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

In the latest Internet of Things security blunder, personal weather station devices made by Netatmo were found sending users' Wi-Fi passwords back to the company over unencrypted connections.

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Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT

Some Democratic senators want new laws that mandate security and privacy measures on the Internet of Things, as concern grows over personal data collected by connected devices.

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Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers

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Office complex implants RFID chips in employees' hands

A Swedish high-tech office complex has been offering RFID chip implants to employees of corporate tenants to access security doors, use photocopiers and even pay for food in the cafeteria.

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ID theft ring allegedly stole $700,000 in Apple gift cards

Five people have been indicted in scheme that took advantage of Apple 'instant credit'

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How corporate spies access your company's secrets

Lower-level employees can infiltrate corporate assets and remain undetected for months, or even years. How can you safeguard your sensitive data from prying eyes?

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CSO50 winners announced

Find out the winners of CSO's upcoming event.

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Authentication for the ridiculously rushed

People in hospitals operate at a ridiculous pace and deal with highly sensitive, highly regulated data. Can we security professionals find a way to let them do their job quickly and yet maintain the security required by law (and...

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Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

Over 5,000 tank gauges that are used to monitor fuel levels and potential spills are accessible from the Internet without a password

Experts speak out about proposed changes to hacking law

President Obama is proposing changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), but will they do more harm than good? Experts are starting to weigh in on the topic, and the reviews so far are mixed.

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