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10 most glaring cybersecurity issues in new US government audit

New report shows key agencies don’t patch software or replace decades-old systems used to manage privacy info of citizens

25 June 2019 min read

Small Florida city pays ransomware hackers $600,000

perex__ Riviera Beach officials felt they had no choice but to pay a huge ransom to recover data – many experts disagree

Riviera Beach officials felt they had no choice but to pay a huge ransom to recover data – many experts disagree

22 June 2019 min read

Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans set off alarms

perex__ Also, researchers find open online database of 150,000 user responses to questionnaires about medical malpractice and military combat injuries

Also, researchers find open online database of 150,000 user responses to questionnaires about medical malpractice and military combat injuries

21 June 2019 min read

Photos of travelers crossing U.S. border exposed in cyberattack

perex__ With growing use of biometrics at the border, are we leaving our personal data exposed to hacking?

With growing use of biometrics at the border, are we leaving our personal data exposed to hacking?

15 June 2019 min read

Evernote vulnerability puts data of 4.6M users at risk

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Radiohead, the FBI, and a new threat called GoldBrute round out the cybersecurity news of the week

14 June 2019 min read

Avast Business report may help explain why users are resisting Microsoft’s BlueKeep patch

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Read a new report from Avast Business to find out why users are resisting an easy patch that could prevent Microsoft’s BlueKeep vulnerability from becoming a major cybersecurity incident.

12 June 2019 min read

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Beware the adware, and more news of the week

perex__ A sophisticated strain of adware called BeiTaAd lurked in the background of Google Play apps downloaded 440 million times.

A sophisticated strain of adware called BeiTaAd lurked in the background of Google Play apps downloaded 440 million times.

7 June 2019 min read

Financial firm sued over breach, and more news of the week

perex__ A data breach victim slapped a class-action lawsuit on First American Financial for a data breach exposing 885 million files

A data breach victim slapped a class-action lawsuit on First American Financial for a data breach exposing 885 million files

31 May 2019 min read

Can hacking of the 2020 elections be prevented?

perex__ Officials and citizen watchdogs are working to prevent hacking of the 2020 elections. But can they do enough?

Officials and citizen watchdogs are working to prevent hacking of the 2020 elections. But can they do enough?

26 May 2019 min read

The router vulnerability that lingered for years, and more news of the week

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TechCrunch reported that the Chinese company TP-Link had not addressed a vulnerability in its routers first discovered in 2017.

25 May 2019 min read

Closing the cybercrime superstore and more news of the week

perex__ Europol busts an international cyber syndicate; spyware infects WhatsApp; Forbes online subscribers get hacked; and Zombieload rises.

Europol busts an international cyber syndicate; spyware infects WhatsApp; Forbes online subscribers get hacked; and Zombieload rises.

17 May 2019 min read

Cybercrime comes to school lunches

perex__ School lunches exec faces felony charges related to the hacking of his rival’s network to expose weak security

School lunches exec faces felony charges related to the hacking of his rival’s network to expose weak security

11 May 2019 min read