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7 essential SQL Server security tips

How to protect your database from SQL injection, data theft, rogue users, and well-meaning meddlers without tying your environment in knots

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Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

U.S. President Barack Obama should oppose legislation intended to let businesses share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies because the bill would allow the sharing of too much personal information, a...

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Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback

The former administrator of Darkode, the online cybercrime forum that was recently shut down by law enforcement agencies, is preparing to bring it back, with better security and privacy for its members.

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Accuvant researchers to release open source RFID access tool

Security researchers have long known about the vulnerabilities of the RFID readers that many buildings use instead of door locks, but facilities managers have been slow to upgrade to more secure systems.

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What can we learn from JPMorgan’s insider breaches?

Another former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) employee was recently arrested by the FBI on charges of stealing customer data and trying to sell it. Similar incidents have occurred multiple times at JPMC over the past few years. Upon...

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When stolen data can ‘phone home’

While it is impossible to prevent all data breaches, digital watermarking of sensitive data can let organizations know immediately not only if it has been stolen, but where and how it is being accessed. That's a lot better than the...

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Privacy talk at DEF CON canceled under questionable circumstances

Earlier this month, several news outlets reported on a powerful tool in the fight between those seeking anonymity online, versus those who push for surveillance and taking it away. The tool, ProxyHam, was the subject of a recently...

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Top global security experts defend encryption

As government officials continue to plea the case against strong encryption, a group of high-profile international security experts have published a paper arguing that allowing government agents special access to communications would...

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Summer travel scam targets your points and miles

How sure are you that the airline miles and hotel rewards points you’ve been hoarding for years will be there when you go to redeem them?

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20-plus tips on securing your home like a pro

We picked the brains of home-security professionals to learn which devices and tactics deliver the most bang for the buck.

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Mobile security: the coming battle of hardware versus software

According to security experts, there are several paths forward for mobile payments, each with its own security implications

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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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Cybercriminals increasingly target point of sales systems

Trustwave highlights the difference in data-breach activity between North America and the rest of the world

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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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