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2018-11-12 17:50:00 UTC
U.S. Chip Cards Are Being Compromised in the Millions

A full 60 million U.S. cards were compromised in the past 12 months. While 93 percent of those were EMV chip-enabled, merchants continued to use mag stripes.

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2018-11-12 17:13:00 UTC
Malware-Laced App Lurked on Google Play For a Year

Google Play’s policy prohibits apps or SDKs that download executable code, such as dex files or native code, from a source other than Google Play

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2018-11-12 16:06:00 UTC
Cloudflare Launches Android and iOS version of DNS Service

By Waqas

Download the app and toggle on it to generate a VPN profile that will automatically reroute the DNS traffic using the DNS servers. On April 1, 2018, Cloudflare and APNIC launched the public DNS service to speed up the searching process for web addresses faster and more secure. It is basically a DNS […]

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2018-11-12 15:52:00 UTC
New Boom in Facial Recognition Tech Prompts Privacy Alarms

Tech advances are accelerating the use of facial recognition as a reliable and ubiquitous mass surveillance tool, privacy advocates warn.

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2018-11-12 15:30:00 UTC
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
'CARTA': A New Tool in the Breach Prevention Toolbox

Gartner's continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment for averting a data breach addresses the shortcomings of static security programs.

2018-11-12 14:11:00 UTC
The Daily Swig
The Daily Swig
Bad for business: Cyber-attacks worry executives worldwide

New report from the World Economic Forum highlights cyber-attacks as number one threat in some regions.

2018-11-11 20:14:00 UTC
Will good prevail over bad as bots battle for the internet?

By Ian Trump

This is the third in a series of blog posts “on all things Bot” – The first two posts are available here and here. From bad to good and looking towards the future, Bots remain an information security issue which has the potential to impact all commercial and recreational online activity. This series will explore […]

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2018-11-09 22:50:00 UTC
Lawsuits Aim Billions in Fines at Equifax and Ad-Targeting Companies

The results could start a wave of major damages for companies that collect and sell consumer information.

Privacy Ad Targeting Cambridge Analytica Data Harvesting Equifax Fines GDPR Lawsuit Privacy International
2018-11-09 22:43:00 UTC
Headmaster caught mining cryptocurrency at school; gets fired

By Uzair Amir

A Chinese school headmaster Lei Hua was caught mining cryptocurrency using the school’s electricity. As a result, he had to lose his job. It happened at Puman Middle School in Hunan province of China. Initially, teachers complained about the loud noise that continued day and night while an increase in the school’s electricity consumption was also reported […]

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2018-11-09 22:16:00 UTC
Recently-Patched Adobe ColdFusion Flaw Exploited By APT

The critical vulnerability, which was patched earlier in September, has put ColdFusion servers at risk.

Vulnerabilities Web Security Adobe Adobe Patch Apt Coldfusion Exploit Patch Vulnerability