Data Security


Facebook in the Market for a Cybersecurity Company

Facebook in the Market for a Cybersecurity Company

Facebook has seen some data breaches in the last few months, leading the company to look into acquiring a cybersecurity company.

Charges Against Treasury Employee Show Weakness of Encrypted Apps

Charges Against Treasury Employee Show Weakness of Encrypted Apps

Encryption apps are only as secure as you make them.

Yale University Sued Over 2008 Data Breach

Yale University Sued Over 2008 Data Breach

In a letter to those affected by the 2008 data breach, Yale said the breach was discovered on June 16, 2018, during a security review of its servers. After the university discovered the breach, it notified those affected and offered credit monitoring services and identity theft prevention tips.

Tumblr Fixes Flaw that Made Accounts Vulnerable

Tumblr Fixes Flaw that Made Accounts Vulnerable

The information made vulnerable by the flaw would have let hackers obtain information they could use for phishing scams, harassment and other campaigns.

The Impact of Recent Breaches on Consumer Preferences and Behaviors

The Impact of Recent Breaches on Consumer Preferences and Behaviors

If and how high-profile breaches have shifted the preferences and behaviors of U.S. consumers

Hacker Sentenced After Using Fake Ads to Spread Malware

Hacker Sentenced After Using Fake Ads to Spread Malware

FBI Cyber arrests hacker using fake advertisements.

Global Payment Companies Test Data Security Readiness

Global Payment Companies Test Data Security Readiness

Eighteen payment processors from the U.S. and U.K. tested their systems for cyber attacks.

The Cold Boot Attack is Back – How can Your Organization Protect Itself?

The Cold Boot Attack is Back – How can Your Organization Protect Itself?

What can organizations do to protect against a cold boot attack?



FDA Approves Cybersecurity Fix for Cardiac Devices

FDA Approves Cybersecurity Fix for Cardiac Devices

In a voluntary recall, Medtronic has issued a software update to plug cybersecurity holes in programmers — which are kinds of software that physicians use to measure a connected device's performance, batter life and settings — for the company's implantable cardiac devices, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

WhatsApp Bug Allowed Hackers to Hijack Accounts

WhatsApp Bug Allowed Hackers to Hijack Accounts

Facebook's WhatsApp says it has fixed a video call security bug that let hackers hijack accounts.

Heathrow Airport Fined Over USB Data Breach

Heathrow Airport Fined Over USB Data Breach

Last October, a Heathrow employee lost a USB stick containing 76 folders and more than 1,000 confidential files, including the names, dates of birth, passport numbers and other personal information related to aviation security staff.

Google Revamping Gmail and Android Security

Google Revamping Gmail and Android Security

Currently, Google Account users grant an app a lot of permissions to access their Google Account data in one fell swoop. After the changes are implemented, consumers will be able to grant or deny each permission individually.

The Terabit Era: Get Ready for Bigger DDoS Attacks

The Terabit Era: Get Ready for Bigger DDoS Attacks

Researchers have recently observed an alarming trend: attacks are multiplying in size, often far exceeding what many service providers consider a safe defensive capacity.

Google Shuts Down Google+ After Users

Google Shuts Down Google+ After Users' Data Exposed

Google has made the decision to shut down much of its social network following the disclosure of vulnerable data.

California Bans Weak Passwords in Connected Devices

California Bans Weak Passwords in Connected Devices

California has passed a law that sets higher standards for passwords.

AI in Security Industry Expected to Exceed $35 Billion by 2024

AI in Security Industry Expected to Exceed $35 Billion by 2024

Artificial Intelligence is finding a home in the security industry.

NYC Invests $30 Million in Cybersecurity

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is launching Cyber NYC.

China Reportedly Used Microchips to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

China Reportedly Used Microchips to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

The claims have been strongly disputed by the technology companies.

FDA is Tackling Medical Device Security

FDA is Tackling Medical Device Security

The FDA is taking steps to strengthen medical device cybersecurity.

New Google App Aims to Prevent DNS Manipulation Attack

New Google App Aims to Prevent DNS Manipulation Attack

Google's cyber unit has introduced a new app dedicated to protecting users from state-sponsored censorship.

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