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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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'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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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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Hard-coded credentials placing dental offices at risk

One researcher says that customers using Henry Schein's Dentrix software have been unknowingly exposed to risk after the latest version shipped with a flaw that was supposed to have been patched two years ago. This was reported to...

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Law firm says human error to blame for client breaches in 2014

The Privacy and Data Protection team at BakerHostetler, a law firm with offices across the U.S, has released a report stating that human error was responsible for the majority of the security incident cases they worked in 2014.

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Senator wants bomb-making information removed from the Internet

Feinstein calls for al-Qaeda's Inspire Magazine and the Anarachist Cookbook to be censored

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How to build physical security into a data center

Mantraps, access control systems, bollards and surveillance. Your guide to securing the data center against physical threats and intrusions.

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Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

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How to reduce losses caused by theft at POS

Retailers can take steps to try to prevent or at least reduce losses due to theft at point of sale (POS) and shrink.

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Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Far-reaching fallout awaits us at the littlest hack or glitch, thanks to our increasing reliance on hyperadvanced computing and vast communication networks

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Kaspersky: ‘A very bad incident’ awaits critical infrastructure

Cyber attacks against power grids, water supply systems, chemical plants and other critical infrastructure loom as a threat that could become harsh reality before slow-moving agencies act to secure them better, says the head of...

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Apple, like Google, to hire full-time security guards in Silicon Valley

Tech companies are under pressure to improve working conditions of workers like drivers and security guards

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D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

D-Link issued fixes on Monday for flaws that could allow remote access to one of its routers, and will patch several other models in the coming week.

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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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How ‘Power fingerprint’ could improve security for ICS/SCADA systems

Every digital device or system has a power fingerprint. A new company says monitoring that fingerprint in ICS/SCADA systems can detect intrusions or malfunctions in real time. But some experts say that while it will improve security,...

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Low tech 'visual hacking' successful nine times out of ten

Researchers were able to get sensitive corporate information just by looking around corporate offices in 88 percent of attempts, according to a new study

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Report: Strategic data analytics can reduce shrinkage

Strategic data analytics can reduce shrinkage for retailers, restaurants and manufacturing companies by helping loss prevention pros use early warning indicators to stop problems before they start

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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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