Ready for more secure authentication? Try these password alternatives and enhancements

The best thing you can say about using a password for authentication is that it’s better than nothing. High-profile breaches like Equifax, however, have exposed millions of passwords and user IDs, calling into question even that faint praise. If consumers don’t assume that at least some of their passwords have been compromised, they only create […] more…

More Industrial Products at Risk of KRACK Attacks

An increasing number of vendors have warned customers over the past weeks that their industrial networking products are vulnerable to the recently disclosed Wi-Fi attack method known as KRACK. read more more…

Don’t Let the Grinch Hack Your Christmas!

What’s on your family’s Christmas list this year? Let me guess – technology! Our desire for shiny, fast, connected devices is almost a biological condition this time of year. However, our single-minded desire to get these devices in our hands at all costs, often means we forget about the risks… To try and understand how […] more…

The Uber Data Breach: What Consumers Need to Know

Ride-sharing apps are one of the most successful innovations of the modern digital age. Practically everyone who has a smart phone uses them. When it was discovered today that Uber, the leader in the ride-sharing space, was hit with a massive data breach back in 2016, all of our ears perked up. Let’s look at […] more…

Uber Hacked: Information of 57 Million Users Accessed in Covered-Up Breach

Uber Covered Up Massive Hack in 2016 for More Than a Year read more more…

Uber suffered massive data breach, then paid hackers to keep quiet

Uber suffered a data breach in 2016, but didn’t tell anyone – instead, it seems the company paid the hackers to help to hush it up. more…

Labs Remote Printing Changes

On Friday, December 22, 2017, Penn State IT will remove download access to the Pharos Remote Printing software, which was previously used to allow lab printing from non-lab computers. Existing installations of the Pharos Remote Printing software will continue to function through the conclusion of the Spring 2018 semester, at which time the Pharos Remote […] more…

How Cybercriminals Are Shopping for Personal Data This Black Friday

Thanksgiving is here, which means it’s time to stuff our bellies and prep our bank accounts for lots of bargain shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have practically become holidays themselves, as each year they immediately shift our attention from stuffing and turkey toward holiday shopping. They also get quite a bit attention from cybercriminals, […] more…

Symantec Patches Vulnerability in Management Console

Symantec has released an update to address a directory traversal vulnerability in the Symantec Management Console. read more more…

House Committees Get Serious in New Letter to Equifax

The chairpersons of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday sent a new letter (PDF) to Paulino Barros, the interim CEO of Equifax. read more more…

Code Execution Flaw Found in HP Enterprise Printers

Researchers have found a potentially serious remote code execution vulnerability in some of HP’s enterprise printers. The vendor claims to have already developed a patch that will be made available to customers sometime this week. read more more…

Ex-Facebook privacy manager dishes the dirt on your data

“Lawmakers shouldn’t allow Facebook to regulate itself. Because it won’t.” more…

macOS Malware Spread Via Fake Symantec Blog

A newly observed variant of the macOS-targeting Proton malware is spreading through a blog spoofing that of legitimate security company Symantec. read more more…

Has Everyone Really Been Hacked?

There is little doubt that fear sells security products, hikes law enforcements agency (LEA) budgets and sells newspapers. Both the security industry and government agencies benefit from sensational headlines; leaving people wondering what the real truth may be. So when UK newspaper The Times ran a headline, ‘Everyone has been hacked, say police’, it leaves […] more…

Cobalt Hackers Now Targeting Banks Directly

The notorious Cobalt hackers have shown a change in tactics recently, switching their attacks to targeting banks themselves, instead of bank customers, Trend Micro reports. read more more…

US Senate takes aim at “warrantless surveillance”

The proposal would put curbs on Section 702, but will it pass? more…

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