Here's How to Download All the Data Apple Collects About You

May 24, 2018

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Apple is making it easier for its users to download their data the company has collected about them so far. On Wednesday, Apple just launched a new Data and Privacy website that allows you to download everything that the company knows about you, from Apple ID info, device info, App Store activity, AppleCare history, your online shopping habits to all of your data stored in its iCloud. A similar feature was recently offered by Facebook, enabling its users to download all of their data, not only what they have posted, but also information like facial recognition and location data, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Apple has currently made this feature only available for people having accounts in European Union (along with Icela... View Full Coverage

Ultimate Hacking Training Bundle 2018 – Pay What You Want

May 23, 2018

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Due to the growing number of threats in the computer world, ethical hackers have become the most important player for not only governments but also private companies and IT firms in order to safeguard their systems and networks from hackers trying to infiltrate them. By 2020, employment in all information technology occupations is expected to increase by 22 percent, where demand for ethical hackers and IT security engineers will be the strongest. So, it's high time that you should start preparing yourself in the field of ethical hacking. Although there are many popular and best online courses available in the market, you can't learn everything from a single book or a course. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Good ne... View Full Coverage

FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

May 23, 2018

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Shortly after Cisco's released its early report on a large-scale hacking campaign that infected over half a million routers and network storage devices worldwide, the United States government announced the takedown of a key internet domain used for the attack. Yesterday we reported about a piece of highly sophisticated IoT botnet malware that infected over 500,000 devices in 54 countries and likely been designed by Russia-baked state-sponsored group in a possible effort to cause havoc in Ukraine, according to an early report published by Cisco's Talos cyber intelligence unit on Wednesday. Dubbed VPNFilter by the Talos researchers, the malware is a multi-stage, modular platform that targets small and home offices (SOHO) routers and sto... View Full Coverage

Researchers unearth a huge botnet army of 500,000 hacked routers

May 23, 2018

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More than half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries have been infected with a piece of highly sophisticated IoT botnet malware, likely designed by Russia-baked state-sponsored group. Cisco's Talos cyber intelligence unit have discovered an advanced piece of IoT botnet malware, dubbed VPNFilter, that has been designed with versatile capabilities to gather intelligence, interfere with internet communications, as well as conduct destructive cyber attack operations. The malware has already infected over 500,000 devices in at least 54 countries, most of which are small and home offices routers and internet-connected storage devices from Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR, and TP-Link. Some network-attached storage (NAS) dev... View Full Coverage

Cloud Health Services, Part 2: Privacy and Security

May 23, 2018

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Health services vendors have been partnering with various organizations to gain a foothold in the cloud and to test out their solutions. One of the cloud's major selling points is security -- but it is not as safe as it's made out to be. Google Cloud "recently announced a significant expansion in HIPAA compliance across our portfolio of cloud products," noted Google Cloud's Joe Corkery. View Full Coverage

Why People are 'Password Walking'

May 23, 2018

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A recent study of 61 million leaked passwords from Virginia Tech and Dashlane uncovered troubling password patterns. View Full Coverage

GDPR: Why everyone is freaking out over four letters   

May 23, 2018

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The clock is ticking on a major data privacy law that will go into effect across Europe. What’s all this talk about GDPR? CNBC’s Elizabeth Schulze reports. View Full Coverage

Mark Zuckerberg criticized for his lack of answers in Brussels testimony   

May 23, 2018

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been criticized for his lack of answers in his testimony at the European Parliament in Brussels. View Full Coverage

Cisco warns 500,000 routers have been hacked in suspected Russian plan to attack Ukraine

May 23, 2018

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Cisco said the malware could be used for espionage, to interfere with internet communications or launch destructive attacks on Ukraine. View Full Coverage

One Facebook executive is so loyal she says she'd agree to 'cleaning the toilets' if asked

May 22, 2018

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Naomi Gleit's apparent willingness is indicative of the mission-driven mentality that keeps Facebook executives from leaving, even amid months of scandal. View Full Coverage

Read Mark Zuckerberg's prepared remarks for his meeting with EU lawmakers

May 22, 2018

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Zuckerberg intends to tell European regulators that Facebook is "committed to Europe" and didn't do enough to curtail abuse of the platform. View Full Coverage

Watch Mark Zuckerberg speak to European lawmakers about Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal

May 22, 2018

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Zuckerberg is likely to face harsher questioning from European leaders, who have historically been tougher on Silicon Valley. View Full Coverage

Mark Zuckerberg dodged a lot of hard questions from European lawmakers

May 22, 2018

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Zuckerberg began addressing all the questions at once with just 7 minutes remaining in the allotted time. View Full Coverage

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is heading to Brussels — here's what European lawmakers want to know

May 22, 2018

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with EU officials will be broadcast live on the European Parliament's website on Tuesday. View Full Coverage

Chinese Hackers Find Over a Dozen Vulnerabilities in BMW Cars

May 22, 2018

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Chinese security researchers have discovered more than a dozen vulnerabilities in the onboard compute units of BMW cars, some of which can be exploited remotely to compromise a vehicle. The security flaws have been discovered during a year-long security audit conducted by researchers from Keen Security Lab, a cybersecurity research unit of Chinese firm Tencent, between January 2017 and February 2018. In March 2018, the team responsibly disclosed 14 different vulnerabilities directly to the BMW Group, which affects its vehicles since at least 2012. These are the same group of researchers who have previously found multiple vulnerabilities in various in-car modules used by Tesla, that could have been exploited to achieve remote controls ... View Full Coverage

Hackers are exploiting a new zero-day flaw in GPON routers

May 22, 2018

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Even after being aware of various active cyber attacks against the GPON Wi-Fi routers, if you haven't yet taken them off the Internet, then be careful—because a new botnet has joined the GPON party, which is exploiting an undisclosed zero-day vulnerability in the wild. Security researchers from Qihoo 360 Netlab have warned of at least one botnet operator exploiting a new zero-day vulnerability in the Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) routers, manufactured by South Korea-based DASAN Zhone Solutions. The botnet, dubbed TheMoon, which was first seen in 2014 and has added at least 6 IoT device exploits to its successor versions since 2017, now exploits a newly undisclosed zero-day flaw for Dasan GPON routers. (adsbygoogle = ... View Full Coverage

Facebook’s Zuckerberg will testify to Europeans that ‘we haven’t done enough’

May 22, 2018

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Zuckerberg will meet with European officials following reports that a firm was able to access user data from Facebook. View Full Coverage

How Hackers Rob Banks

May 21, 2018

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Positive Technologies released a new report, Bank Attacks 2018, detailing that banks have built up formidable barriers to prevent external attacks, yet fall short in defending against internal attackers. View Full Coverage

Check Point CEO: Fighting fifth-generation cyber attacks   

May 18, 2018

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Gil Shwed, Check Point Software Technologies founder and CEO, talks about the latest tools used to breach data security and its impact on corporations and consumers. View Full Coverage

White House Eliminates Security Council Cyber Adviser Role

May 17, 2018

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The White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council this week. The post was central to developing policy to defend against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and the use of offensive cyber weapons. View Full Coverage

Fired Uber cybersecurity chief Joe Sullivan was just hired to run security at start-up Cloudflare

May 16, 2018

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Former Uber cybersecurity chief Joe Sullivan said on Wednesday that he's joining web security company Cloudflare. View Full Coverage

FireEye CTO discusses putting a price tag on stolen data   

May 16, 2018

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Grady Summers of FireEye says cyber criminals remain in the market for stolen data despite the cheap prices. View Full Coverage

DHS Unveils Five-Pronged Strategy for Managing National Cyber Risk

May 16, 2018

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The new strategy is “aimed at ensuring the availability of critical national functions” and “fostering efficiency, innovation, trustworthy communication, and economic prosperity in ways consistent with our national values and that protect privacy and civil liberties.”  View Full Coverage

Highly Sensitive Encrypted Email at Risk of Exposure

May 15, 2018

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A newfound flaw in email clients that use PGP and S/MIME to encrypt messages can be exploited to expose the plain text of the missives, according to a new paper. By injecting malicious snippets of text into encrypted messages, attackers can use the flaw to make the email client exfiltrate decrypted copies of the emails, explained the authors, a team of researchers from three European universities. View Full Coverage

Kaspersky Lab to open Swiss data center to combat spying allegations

May 15, 2018

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Kaspersky Lab said part of the new facility would be based in Zurich, and the company had chosen Switzerland for its "policy of neutrality." View Full Coverage

Secrets to a better password and fewer hacks: Go long, use variety, and sometimes lie

May 14, 2018

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In the wake of recent breaches that exposed millions of American’s passwords, here is how to pick a more secure password. View Full Coverage

Symantec just held a conference call that failed to answer the question on everybody's mind

May 14, 2018

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Symantec executives hosted a conference call on Monday and failed to do little more than address the concern on everyone's minds: the investigation announced last week. View Full Coverage

This type of identity theft can be worse than hacking and phishing

May 14, 2018

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If your identity theft worries are limited to hacking and phishing, you're missing out on a big risk: Paper. Here's how to protect yourself from "non-digital" thefts. View Full Coverage

Only 9% of Millennials Want a Cybersecurity Career

May 11, 2018

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Millennials and post-millennials play a key role in solving the cybersecurity skills shortage now and in the future, according to a new survey. View Full Coverage

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