Data Security


Amazons Alexa Could be Tricked into Spying on Users

Amazon's Alexa Could be Tricked into Spying on Users

Researchers at Checkmarx were able to build an Alexa skill which could be used to spy on users within earshot. Amazon has now closed the loophole.

Nearly Half of U.K. Factories Admit to Falling Victim of Cyberattack

Nearly Half of U.K. Factories Admit to Falling Victim of Cyberattack

A new survey found that 48 percent of U.K. factories have been hit by a cyberattack.

Facebook Announces Data Security Measures that Comply with EUs GDPR

Facebook Announces Data Security Measures that Comply with EUs GDPR

The social media platform has announced new opt outs that allow users to choose how their data is being used.

Hackers Can Find Your Healthcare Data in Under an Hour

Hackers Can Find Your Healthcare Data in Under an Hour

A new survey found that 38 percent of hackers believe they can access any healthcare data they want to in under an hour.

Russia Blamed for Coordinated Cyberattacks

Russia Blamed for Coordinated Cyberattacks

The hackers have tried to breach routers, switches and firewalls in an effort to breach organizations across the globe, according to officials.

Major Credit Card Companies No Longer Requiring Signatures

Major Credit Card Companies No Longer Requiring Signatures

The adoption of chip-enabled cards has rendered credit card signatures useless.

Zuckerburg Admits Fault, Facebook Releases List of Fixes

Zuckerberg Admits Fault, Facebook Releases List of Fixes

Mark Zuckerberg released his remarks to Congress following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Delta Customer Payment Info Potentially Exposed in Cyberattack

Delta Customer Payment Info Potentially Exposed in Cyberattack

Delta has not said how many of its customers were involved in the breach, but Sears Holdings confirmed that as many as 100,000 customers could have been impacted.



Saks, Lord & Taylor: 5 Million Debit and Credit Card Details Stolen

Saks, Lord & Taylor: 5 Million Debit and Credit Card Details Stolen

Card information from charges in-store at Sakes Off 5th and Lord & Taylor have been found vulnerable online.

Under Armor Admits Huge Data Leak in MyFitnessPal App

Under Armor Admits Huge Data Leak in MyFitnessPal App

Under Armor has admitted that nearly 150 million users of the smartphone application "MyFitnessPal" were hacked.

A Privacy Balancing Act

A Privacy Balancing Act

Privacy. It’s gone beyond buzzword into a class of its own: basically, privacy of the individual is of the ultimate importance, and all else must fall away in our efforts to preserve it.

Cyberattack Continues to Plague the City of Atlanta

Cyberattack Continues to Plague the City of Atlanta

It is one of the largest cyberattacks against a major U.S. city.

Facebook Confirms Android Text and Call Histories are Recorded

Facebook Confirms Android Text and Call Histories are Recorded

Users are downloading their Facebook data to see just how much Facebook is recording.

Justice Department Announces Charges in $3.4 Billion Cyber Theft Campaign

Justice Department Announces Charges in $3.4 Billion Cyber Theft Campaign

The cyber theft campaign was targeting American universities, companies and government entities.

Top Online Security Execs Announce Departures

Top Online Security Execs Announce Departures

High-ranking security executives at Google, Facebook and Twitter—three of the Internet’s most important technology companies—have announced this week plans to leave their respective positions.

Teenager Hacks Crypto-Currency Wallet

Teenager Hacks Crypto-Currency Wallet

The teenager ultimately decided to share his findings because he was afraid it would not be explained correctly to customers.

Personal Data of 1.3 Million Shoppers Exposed by Walmart Partner

Personal Data of 1.3 Million Shoppers Exposed by Walmart Partner

According to cybersecurity firm Kromtech, who found it stored in a publicly accessible Amazon S3 bucket.

Google Believes Android is as Secure as iOS Now

Google Believes Android is as Secure as iOS Now

Google released its fourth annual review for Android security. Here are the highlights.

U.S. Power Company Fined $2.7 Million for Security Flaws

U.S. Power Company Fined $2.7 Million for Security Flaws

According to an electronic filing, an unidentified American power company has reached a settlement to pay a $2.7 million penalty over significant security flaws that could have allowed hackers to gain remote access to their systems.

How to Weed the Bad Links Out of Your Inboxes

How to Weed the Bad Links Out of Your Inboxes

Entities need to understand why these attacks are so common and how to combat them.

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