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Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 Customs fine in NZ

10:40 am on 1 October 2018 Previously, Customs could stop anyone at the border and demand to see their electronic devices. However, the law did...

Google to shut down Google+

Ben Smith Google Fellow and Vice President of Engineering Published Oct 8, 2018 Many third-party apps, services and websites build on top of our various services to...

Hackers could use fax machines to take over entire networks, researchers...

In an age of instant communication over the internet, the fax machine is seen as an archaic piece of technology. But it could potentially...

Free Thanatos Ransomware Decryption Tool Released

June 26, 2018Swati Khandelwal If your computer has been infected with Thanatos Ransomware and you are searching for a free ransomware decryption tool to unlock or decrypt...

Information Security – $25 Billion Industry

This graphic shows only a sampling of companies in each category.  Data cumulative through March 2018 and collected by Venture Scanner

A Review: Hacked Again

Hacked Again by Scott N. Schober My rating: 5 of 5 stars What I like about this book so much is it is easy to read....

Sacramento Bee Leaks 19.5 Million California Voter Records, Promptly Compromised by...

Last month, a local California newspaper left more than 19 million voter records exposed online. Gizmodo confirmed this week that the records were compromised...

The Privacy Fight Is Dead In DC, And Not Even The...

Despite Republican concerns that the FBI misused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to gain a warrant to monitor Carter Page, Congress renewed the act less than a month ago.

A comprehensive guide to corporate online surveillance in everyday life

Cracked Labs' massive report on online surveillance by corporations dissects all the different ways in which our digital lives are tracked, from the ad-beacons that follow us around the web to the apps that track our physical locations as we move around the world.

Maersk Reinstalled 45,000 PCs and 4,000 Servers to Recover From NotPetya...

Maersk CEO: "We had to reinstall an entire infrastructure"

US Cities Exposed in Shodan

An in-depth analysis of Shodan data reveals how some of the biggest US cities fare in terms of exposed cyber assets, what this means in terms of security, and how home users and organizations can protect their data.

I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s...

The following is a true story. Or maybe it’s just based on a true story. Perhaps it’s not true at all. It’s been a frantic...

Forget About Siri and Alexa — When It Comes to Voice...

Ava Kofman via The Intercept January 19 2018, 10:31 a.m. At the height of the Cold War, during the winter of 1980, FBI agents recorded a phone...

The Boards Role in Managing Cybersecurity Risks

Cybersecurity can no longer be the concern of just the IT department. Within organizations, it needs to be everyone’s business — including the board’s.

The Unbreakable Password?

Ever wonder how hard difficult or easy it would be to break your password?  Trying to make a case that your password criteria are...

EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON SPECTRE PATCH CHALLENGES

By Tom Spring – January 7, 2018 The race to patch against the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities disclosed last week is on. As of...

Electronic toymaker VTech reaches $650K FTC settlement over child privacy rule...

Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY Published 4:31 p.m. ET Jan. 8, 2018 | Updated 5:12 p.m. ET Jan. 8, 2018 Electronic toymaker VTech Technologies got a costly learning...

Critical flaws revealed to affect most Intel chips since 1995

Most Intel processors and some ARM chips are confirmed to be vulnerable, putting billions of devices at risk of attacks. One of the security researchers said the bugs are "going to haunt us for years."