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Where to get a Master’s Degree in cybersecurity

2017 list of universities that offer a Master of Science (M.S.) in cybersecurity.

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8 tech dangers every novice can avoid with these tips

Tech novices are easy targets for malware, phishing, and sleazy salespeople. Protect the novices you know with these tips to help them be smarter about buying and using their tech devices.

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Manual reviews hurt online retailers most during holidays

The holidays are a stressful period for online retailers, who get not only more customers but also a higher ratio of fraudsters - and when manual fraud reviews are added to the mix, the problem only gets worse

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In 2017, real action on cybersecurity will happen after loss of life

Post describing the possibility of a hybrid terrorist attack involving a conventional, real-world component amplified by a simultaneous distributed denial of service attack directed at first responder computing infrastructure.

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Looking back at privacy in 2016

Trevor Hughes, president & CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), recaps the top privacy stories of 2016.

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Switch from Yahoo Mail to Gmail, and turn your phone into a physical key

Yahoo suffered the world's biggest hack on 1 billion users. Google is the safest choice for personal email.

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Grid security insights for 2017: Pressure mounts to prevent physical attacks

The new year will bring security challenges and its share of opportunities.

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EMV migration delay doesn't let gas stations completely off the hook

Last week, Visa, MasterCard and American Expressed delayed the EMV migration deadline for gas stations from October 2017 to October 2020 -- but that doesn't mean that gas stations can now relax their EMV upgrade plans

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‘Distributed guessing’ attack lets hackers verify Visa card details

Add credit card fraud to the list of things that distributed processing can speed up.

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Website taking donations for the assassination of Donald Trump and Mike Pence

A website launched earlier this week on the Darknet is calling for the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, due to an extreme difference in opinion on their political views.

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Implantable medical devices can be hacked to harm patients

It's possible to transmit life-threatening signals to implanted medical devices with no prior knowledge of how the devices work, researchers in Belgium and the U.K. have demonstrated.

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Report: Most cybercriminals earn $1,000 to $3,000 a month

Most cybercriminals make between $1,000 and $3,000 a month, but 20 percent earn $20,000 a month or more, according to a recent report from Recorded Future

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Incident response and our 'culture of winning'

Security professionals understand the immense value of a formal incident response plan, but management may not always see it the same way, especially as it may be viewed by stockholders or other interests as a "plan to fail". But...

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10 top holiday phishing scams

It always happens this time of year, an influx of holiday-related scams circulating the interwebs. Scams don't wait for the holidays, but scammers do take advantage of the increased shopping and distraction when things get busy to...

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Security experts divided on ethics of Facebook's password purchases

Last week, Facebook CSO Alex Stamos told conference attendees in Lisbon that the company buys stolen passwords on the black market, and some security experts are questioning the ethics and benefits of this approach.

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Hillary Clinton might have been a pretty good president had she used Pretty Good Privacy

Had Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton employed basic email security techniques, she’d be President-elect.

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Is critical infrastructure the next DDoS target?

DDoS attacks are vastly bigger now, thanks to botnets composed of Internet of Things devices. A recent attack that took down a portion of the internet has led to questions about whether something similar could shut down critical...

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Apple just removed hundreds of fake shopping apps from the App Store

Counterfeit apps masquerading as huge brands like Zappos and Nordstrom are sneaking into the iOS App Store.

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