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25 Aug 2015

Your Child May Be the Next Identity Theft Victim

Cybercriminals like them young – really young – when it comes to identity theft targets. That’s the warning issued by increasing numbers of experts who insist there has been a spike in the number of minors who have had their identities stolen. In the United States, matters are so bad

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18 Aug 2015

Stagefright: The Pain is Just Beginning

I’ve previously discussed the extremely primitive state of mobile security, and really, it is like the picture of Dorian Grey — as your phones get newer and faster and shinier, the software under the hood gets older and weaker and more vulnerable. The Stagefright bug, affecting 950 million Android phones,

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14 Aug 2015

Hackable Cars: Overhyped?

The internet went into an uproar last month, as Wired, in conjunction with security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valaskek, demonstrated a hack that could take control of a Jeep Cherokee mid-drive. The researchers completely owned the car, taking control of the radio, windshield wipers, transmission, steering, and brakes. What’s

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10 Aug 2015

The United Airlines Breach: Be Afraid

Another big breach victim now has emerged: the world’s second largest airline, United Airlines, has been breached. Apparently by the same crew that is believed to be Chinese state sponsored hackers that a few months ago breached the US Office of Personnel Management — with its massive files on government

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29 Jul 2015

Flash From The Past – Why It’s Time For Flash To Die

If you’re from a certain generation of internet users — I’m looking at you, Millenials — one of your first experiences of using the internet probably involved Flash. The program started as a simple animation tool, and it was a staple of the internet from 1996 to roughly 2010, used

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20 Jul 2015

Can You Trust a Hotel with Your Credit Card?

The short answer: No, you really cannot trust a hotel to keep your private information private. And no matter what, do not use debit card at a hotel, ever, at least not if it is a US issued card. The reason: Hotel data breaches involving guest credit/debit card information just

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