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8 Most Common Password Mistakes

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A friend recently told me a scary story about why he changed the password on his account with one of the leading online securities trading firms. He was perusing his six-figure portfolio when it occurred to him that he hadn’t changed his password a while. Quite a while, it turned out; about nine years. He […]

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Keeper Security’s Top 5 Security Predictions for 2016

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2015 was a record breaking year for data breaches impacting almost every sector – healthcare, education, financial services, retail, the federal government and more. During the first three quarters of the year, over 3,000 data breaches were reported. Of course, the most eye-opening breach of all was at the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM), […]

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5 Tips for Safer Holiday Shopping in Stores & Online

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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and hackers! As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach us, the two biggest shopping days of the year, it’s imperative that consumers everywhere follow some simple steps to protect themselves and their wallets. This level of security awareness should not only apply during the holiday season but ALL the […]

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5 Things to Know About the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Breach

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company, Lifetime Healthcare, announced today that they were hacked and the information of 10.5M customers have been compromised.  The vulnerability was discovered when Excellus hired cybersecurity firm, FireEye, Inc., to investigate.  This news comes after Anthem and Premera BlueCross BlueShield announced they were hacked earlier this year. Here’s a […]

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Dangerous Apple iOS 8 Security Flaw Uncovered, Called ‘No iOS Zone’

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Professional hackers at SkyCure have discovered a major security vulnerability in iOS, that allows a malicious WiFi hotspot to launch a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack.  The ‘No iOS Zone’ flaw, works by exploiting the SSL security certificate of iOS 8 that leaves a device wide open. The SkyCure CEO said, “This is not a denial-of-service […]

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Security Flaw Affects All Windows Versions, Including Windows 10

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Security firm Cylance has discovered a security flaw in all versions of Windows (including Windows 10) that has existed for two decades, called the “Redirect to SMB” vulnerability.  Microsoft has downplayed the vulnerability, however, in theory it could allow for the theft of usernames and passwords from millions of PCs, servers and tablets. Read More

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Symantec Report: Cyber Breaches Increase by 23% Year-Over-Year

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According to Symantec’s 2014 Internet threat report, organized cyber crime is on the rise.   Here are some statistics from the study: Cyber breaches increased by 23% year-over-year 37% of affected companies were in the healthcare sector, compared to 11% in retail and 10% in education 60% of all email is spam Read More

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YouTube Security Flaw Allowed Deletion of Anyone’s Videos

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A security researcher, Kamil Hismatullin, discovered a major flaw in the YouTube API that allowed people to delete any videos on YouTube.   He was searching for YouTube vulnerabilities to report to Google for a cash reward when he found this code: POST https://www.youtube.com/live_events_edit_status_ajax?action_delete_live_event=1 event_id: ANY_VIDEO_ID session_token: YOUR_TOKEN   In order for someone to delete the video, all […]

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Slack Gets Hacked, Adds Two-Factor Authentication

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The business chat application, Slack, has been hacked.  The data breach lasted about 3 days, during which hackers obtained access to usernames, email addresses and passwords.  The company said a “very small number of Slack accounts” were affected, but no specific numbers were released.  Since news of the hack, Slack has rolled out a new […]

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