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2018 prediction: The endangered hyperlink

Attacks targeting the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet have risen at an alarming rate and now every business needs to take protective measures   By Tom Foremski for Tom Foremski: IMHO | December 30, 2017   “Hey, send me that link!” You’ll hear that phrase everywhere and in every language around the world. The hyperlink […]

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Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack

A 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed by police officers on the evening of Dec. 28 after someone fraudulently reported a hostage situation ongoing at his home. The false report was the latest in a dangerous hoax known as “swatting,” wherein the perpetrator falsely reports a dangerous situation at an address with the goal […]

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Data Breach Potentially Struck Tallahassee Utility Customers

BY: David Bisson A data breach at a payment processor might have compromised the personal and financial information of some Tallahassee utility customers. Tallahassee Treasurer Clerk Jim Cooke is warning that a breach at TIO Networks, a company used by Florida’s capital to help people pay their bills, might have affected an untold number of […]

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Leaky RootsWeb Server Exposes Some Ancestry.com User Data

by Tom Spring Ancestry.com said it closed portions of its community-driven genealogy site RootsWeb as it investigated a leaky server that exposed 300,000 passwords, email addresses and usernames to the public internet. In a statement issued over the weekend, Chief Information Security Officer of Ancestry.com Tony Blackham said a file containing the user data was publicly […]

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2018: The New Year resolution for Cybersecurity

Once again, it’s that time of the year, to swear avoiding junk foods, sweets and keep in shape. To learn new arts, and promise yourself with a resolution that this year you are going to pursue your passion and stick on to it. Nevertheless, unlike those personal resolutions, which you already know you’re not going […]

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As streaming services wave goodbye to Flash, what are the security challenges for HTML5?

December 29th, 2017  By Nick Ismail   Protecting the code is also protecting the copyrighted content. Media streamers need to do all that they can to ensure that their players are not leaking content   JavaScript can have a wide variety of uses. Amongst all sectors, one in particular is emerging where JavaScript is becoming […]

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Is Your Social Media Strategy More Of A Cybersecurity Faux Pas?

December 29th, 2017 By Graeme Park   Are there things you don’t want your employees talking about on social media? Have you told them? More than 80% of adults are active on some form of social media, but that phenomenal reach is a double-edged sword for businesses. What makes social media a mighty marketing ally, […]

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Critical “Same Origin Policy” Bypass Flaw Found in Samsung Android Browser

December 29th, 2017  By  Mohit Kumar   A critical vulnerability has been discovered in the browser app comes pre-installed on hundreds of millions of Samsung Android devices that could allow an attacker to steal data from browser tabs if the user visits an attacker-controlled site. Identified as CVE-2017-17692, the vulnerability is Same Origin Policy (SOP) […]

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China Has Shut Down 13,000 Websites Since 2015: Xinhua

By AFP on December 29, 2017   China has shut down or revoked the licenses of 13,000 websites since 2015 for violating the country’s internet rules, state media reported Sunday.   The news comes as the Communist country continues to strengthen its already tight regulation of the internet, a move which critics say has picked […]

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Two Romanians Charged With Hacking US Capital Police Cameras

By AFP on December 28, 2017   Two Romanian nationals have been arrested and charged with hacking into computer systems which controlled surveillance cameras for the Metropolitan Police Department in the US capital earlier this year, officials said Thursday.   A criminal complaint unsealed in Washington said the two — Mihai Alexandru Isvanca, 25, and […]