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China and Germany in a dust up over cybersecurity

Germany calls out China on their lack of progress on bilateral cybersecurity efforts, while China continues to target German companies for intellectual property theft.

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Espionage: Germany unmasks fake Chinese LinkedIn profiles

Germany's BfV says Chinese intelligence services targeted more than 10,000 German citizens in a massive social engineering effort that included LinkedIn.

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Forget Facebook, Twitter or Google – it’s the internet’s 'dark triad' that we need to protect ourselves against

Those platforms and services are mere vehicles providing a convenient platform for what was a much larger propaganda process made possible by spear phishing, trolling and fake news.

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Guy tracks down girlfriend via Snapchat Snap Map, stabs man she's with

Geolocation broadcasting like the feature in Snapchat Snap Map has its uses, but if left on all the time, it has very real risks.

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Twitter employee deleting POTUS account is a lesson for all companies

A trusted insider turned the lights out on Twitter account of President Donald Trump, reminding us all how superuser access can be abused.

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The power of a single insider – lessons from Twitter

A recent Twitter incident should be a great reminder for others on how one single person inside your organization can cause a significant incident with a lot of public exposure.

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Kevin Mitnick’s ransomware defense firm lands $30M investment

Kevin Mitnick's firm KnowBe4 has secured a $30 million investment led by Goldman Sachs.

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Man arrested after ‘good morning’ post mistranslated by Facebook as ‘attack them’

Israeli police arrested a Palestinian man after his “good morning” post was translated by Facebook as “attack them.”

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Insider tries to scam Dice after hacking company he sold to Dice

David Kent sold his social network to Dice, created a competing company, hacked the first company to build up the new company, then tried to sell the new company to Dice.

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How much is a good deal worth?

When advertising crosses the line into invasion of privacy, consumers need to ask hard questions about what personal data they’re giving away.

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Take a vacation—just not from cybersecurity best practices!

If you’re a person with privileged access in a company—executives, yes, but IT and finance and more—a criminal who has been watching your company and watching you personally could easily gather enough clues about you and your company...

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Just say no to Facebook quizzes

Clickbait by any other name is just the same. These quizzes take your personal information, and leave with cookies and malware.

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Five new threats to your mobile security

Cyber criminals are stepping up their attacks on mobile devices with new weapons and variations on old ones.

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Kevin Mitnick performs hacking tricks, live on Wall Street

The second annual Cyber Investing Summit, held on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange, announced that Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, will be its opening act on May 23, 2017.

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German firms will streamline online login with a European bent

Several German firms are taking a stab at a single login process for accessing different online services -- an approach that could compete with U.S. offerings.

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Mingis on Tech: H-1B visas and the future of Facebook Live

While some changes may be coming to the controversial H-1B visa program in the U.S., the same can't be said for Facebook Live, which is under scrutiny after users posted disturbing videos.

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Boston Fed conference: Security still comes down to the basics

Not every bank has the money or the staff to do everything on the “best practices” lists of multiple regulatory agencies. But multiple speakers and panelists at the Boston Fed’s 2017 Cybersecurity Conference agreed that most financial...

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