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Nasdaq to use blockchain to record shareholder votes

Later this year, Nasdaq plans to record stockholders' electronic votes on its own blockchain system for companies listed on its exchange in Estonia. By digitizing the entire process, it expects to speed and simplify the proxy voting...

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Identity theft victim? This site helps you reclaim your life

A revamped government website will offer consumers personalized, step-by-step guidance to reclaim their identities and untangle compromised accounts.

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A tale of two women: same birthday, same Social Security number, same big-data mess

Two Florida women were born on the same day in the same state and given almost the same name. Though no one realized it at the time, it turns out they were also given the same Social Security number.

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LogMeIn buying password manager LastPass

LogMeIn hopes to bring even more consolidation to the single-sign-on market with the acquisition of password management service LastPass.

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Researchers find way to steal Windows Active Directory credentials from the Internet

The technique could enable attackers to attack Windows servers hosted in the cloud

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File sync services provide covert way to control hacked computers

File synchronization services, used to accommodate roaming employees inside organizations, can also be a weak point that attackers could exploit to remain undetected inside compromised networks.

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Report: Scam phone calls up 30%

Phone fraud aimed at finance and retail companies rose by 30 percent last year, according to a new analysis of several million calls by Pindrop Security.

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FUD: Vendor claims their map-based password tool is unbreakable

Nova Spatial, the developer of a map-based authentication method called MapLogin, says their tool is unbreakable after a round of vulnerability testing with HackerOne. A bold claim, one that just isn't true based on the evidence.

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Best tools for single sign-on

Single mindednessSince we last looked at single sign-on products in 2012, the field has gotten more crowded and more capable. For this round of evaluations, we looked at seven SSO services: Centrify’s Identity Service, Microsoft’s...

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Expert: Time to stop relying on PII for authentication

These days, the criminals often know more of our personal details than we know ourselves -- it's time to stop asking users for their personal details and to switch to more secure methods for authentication

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'Your PC may be infected!' Inside the shady world of antivirus telemarketing

Tech support schemes have barely slowed despite legal action by the FTC

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6 steps to achieve cyber resilience

Slogging through the aftermath of a breachImage by DVIDSHUBData breaches and cyberattacks are now commonplace. Although the scope, severity and cost of an event varies by incident, even the smallest of them can be detrimental to a...

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Memory scraping malware targets Oracle Micros point-of-sale customers

A new threat dubbed MalumPoS is being used against businesses in the hospitality, food and retail industries, researchers said

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Do departed employees haunt your networks?

Many companies have ghosts in their systems. Employees who've gone on to a better place -- say, with better pay -- but are still wandering through company files, cloud services, and social media accounts

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Heartland issues breach notification letters after computer theft

In a letter to the California Attorney General, Heartland Payment Systems has disclosed a data breach impacting personal information. The letter says that the data exposure is the result of a break-in at one of their offices, which...

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Unusual Wordpress attack steals login credentials

Wordpress is a common target for criminals who redirect innocent users to malware download sites -- but a new type of malware steals user login credentials instead.

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Behavioral analytics vs. the rogue insider

User Behavior Analytics, its advocates say, not only detect insider threats - it can predict them. That may bring comfort to organizational leaders, but critics say it raises privacy concerns for employees.

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Electronic lock maker clashes with security firm over software flaws

CyberLock said it wasn't given enough time before IOActive published a security advisory

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