Another wave of ransomware has been hitting companies, hospitals, airports, banks, and government systems alike around the world, substantially within the Ukraine, but also affecting computers in France, Denmark, and within the US. Kapersky Labs reported earlier that more than 2000 attacks have been noted thus far. Like other ransomware, NotPetya has locked down computer…

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T-Mobile. Home Depot. Target. California State University. All are large organizations that fell victim to expensive data breaches because of a third-party vendor, nor are they alone in that list! For any small to medium-sized business (SMB), there are two very important points to be aware of: 1) Small companies are, in fact, targets. Whether they…

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Privacy advocates have decided it is time for Internet users to take more serious measures to resist surveillance from National Security Agency and other alleged spy groups. The movement for users and developers to deploy newer and better security and privacy tools was introduced by Fight for the Future and has support from over 30 groups including Reddit, Imgur, Free Press, Libertarian Party and Demand Progress. June 5, the one year anniversary of the first news stories on Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA surveillance, is the date ‘Reset the Net’ will initiate.

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Massive security changes are taking place as the security buzz grows, especially in relation to giant corporations and their efforts to keep information protected. Huge public breaches are increasing public awareness about internet security and privacy, and as a result, many firms are implementing tighter enterprise security controls. Facebook and Google have both migrated from 1024-bits to 2048-bit encryption keys, while companies like Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Myspace and Dropbox already have these in place.

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Following the turmoil brought on by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, there has been a huge emphasis on data privacy and information security. To combat the public’s concerns, insiders say Facebook is working on a security policy that would make it harder for the government to access users’ data.

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Every three years, the OWASP Top 10 is released, publicizing the most serious web application security vulnerabilities. Formed in 2001, the Open Web Application Security Project is a not-for-profit security organization to “dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted.”

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