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6 Android Phone Encryption Pros and Cons You Should Know

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Encryption is a hot topic lately, especially as people have growing concerns about data security. If you’re thinking about encrypting your Android, here are some Android phone encryption pros and cons to help you decide what to do. It’s a Security Booster One of the top reasons why many people encrypt their Android devices … + Read More. The post 6 Android Phone Encryption Pros and Cons You Should Know appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

5 Cyber Security Laws and Regulations You Need to Know

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Cyber security is increasingly relevant. The number of data breaches in the U.S. reached 1.2 million in 2018, with over 446.5 million records exposed. The country witnessed the largest data breach in its history when Yahoo revealed that hackers stole data related to at least 500 million accounts. Clearly, it’s critical to keep informed of … + Read More. The post 5 Cyber Security Laws and Regulations You Need to Know appeared first on Productivity Bytes.


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5 Best Free Anti-Malware Programs for Your Computer

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Computers are great when they work well and intensely frustrating when they don’t. You may have done the same thing that many people do to keep computer-related problems at bay, which is to download and install anti-virus software. That’s a practical first step, but anti-malware software is also beneficial. What’s the Difference Between Anti-Virus and … + Read More. The post 5 Best Free Anti-Malware Programs for Your Computer appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking

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As technology advances, more weaknesses and vulnerabilities appear that hackers can use to take advantage of their victims, like phishing, voice hacking and more. Identity theft is one of the most damaging forms of cybercrime, and voice hacking is a subset of that. This kind of attack involves collecting or stealing audio samples that can … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity News Bytes apps news security

Migrating Oracle to PostgreSQL

Considering migrating away from Oracle? Learn why PostgreSQL is the right move.

5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019

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Technology has been the hot-to-trot job market for some time now. But not all tech. companies are created equal. If you’re currently pounding pavement looking for new work, it helps to be targeted and have an idea of the type of company you want to work for. Many tech companies have expanded what employees expect … + Read More. The post 5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019 appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity security tech

Should You Be Worried About Apps Tracking Personal Data?

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For years now, maybe even decades, we’ve been living in a digital age. Anything and everything we do is quantified as data. The products we buy and prefer. The websites, apps, and media we consume. The places we go. All this information and more is being parsed into digital files, and it gets fed back … + Read More. The post Should You Be Worried About Apps Tracking Personal Data? appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Big Data Cybersecurity apps gadgets security tech

What You Need to Know About the iMessage Security Flaw

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Apple has been in the news a lot lately, and most of the stories are about encryption. It’s currently in a battle with the FBI about adding a back door to its encryption software to allow law enforcement to access files on a locked iPhone, and now the software is coming under fire again. Researchers … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About the iMessage Security Flaw appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity News Bytes apps productivity security

Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking?

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Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to breach a system, through both hardware and software vulnerabilities. That’s why researchers and white hat hackers — the good guys — use pre-emptive measures to find these vulnerabilities. They hack into a system, bring attention to problem areas, and hopefully allow companies to fix the issue in … + Read More. The post Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking? appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack

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You know things are getting pretty bad when government agencies like the IRS and the Department of Homeland Security have experienced data breaches. Hackers were able to collect and make public the data records of nearly 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees. Sadly, that’s not the end of it. The same hackers recently published the … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

The Modern Software Checklist: The Secret to Understanding Your Data Security Needs

Understanding your data security needs is tough enough, but what can be even more difficult is choosing the right software to fit your company. This checklist will help you evaluate the scope of services offered by various encryption solutions on the market.

What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack

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There is one word that strikes fear into the heart of government agencies and firms engaged in dealings of a secretive and questionable nature. Hacktivism” has inspired decentralized groups of hackers dedicated to routing out unlawful espionage, corporate greed and human rights violations wherever they occur. And sometimes other hackers are the target of such … + Read More. The post What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website

Krebs on Security

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed today that its domain name and Internet address were used to blast out thousands of fake emails about a cybercrime investigation.

The Internet is Held Together With Spit & Baling Wire

Krebs on Security

A visualization of the Internet made using network routing data. Image: Barrett Lyon, Imagine being able to disconnect or redirect Internet traffic destined for some of the world’s biggest companies — just by spoofing an email.

The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back

Krebs on Security

One of the more common ways cybercriminals cash out access to bank accounts involves draining the victim’s funds via Zelle , a “peer-to-peer” (P2P) payment service used by many financial institutions that allows customers to quickly send cash to friends and family.

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The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

‘Trojan Source’ Bug Threatens the Security of All Code

Krebs on Security

Virtually all compilers — programs that transform human-readable source code into computer-executable machine code — are vulnerable to an insidious attack in which an adversary can introduce targeted vulnerabilities into any software without being detected, new research released today warns.

SMS About Bank Fraud as a Pretext for Voice Phishing

Krebs on Security

Most of us have probably heard the term “smishing” — which is a portmanteau for traditional ph ishing scams sent through SMS text messages. Smishing messages usually include a link to a site that spoofs a popular bank and tries to siphon personal information.

Video Game Streamer 'Twitch' Confirms Massive Data Breach

Data Breach Today

Reports: Platform's Entire Source Code Compromised in 125GB Leak Amazon-owned video streaming service Twitch, which focuses on video games and e-sports broadcasts, reportedly suffered a massive data breach, which the company vaguely confirmed via Twitter.

What Happened to Facebook, Instagram, & WhatsApp?

Krebs on Security

Facebook and its sister properties Instagram and WhatsApp are suffering from ongoing, global outages.

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Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

Ransomware Attack on Israeli Medical Center Raises Alarm

Data Breach Today

Government Authorities Issue Advisories Following Hospital Attack Government authorities in Israel are warning healthcare sector entities in the country of potential cyberattacks after a ransomware attack this week on Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in the city of Hadera.

Memo to Ransomware Victims: Seeking Help May Save You Money

Data Breach Today

Flaw in DarkSide and BlackMatter Enabled Security Firm to Decrypt Files for Free While ransomware might be today's top cybercrime boogeyman, attackers aren't infallible.

Ransomware: Average Ransom Payment Stays Steady at $140,000

Data Breach Today

Big Game Hunting Is Out and 'Mid Game Hunting' Is In, Coveware Warns When a business, government agency or other organization hit by ransomware opted to pay a ransom to its attacker in Q3, the average payment was $140,000, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware.

GUEST ESSAY: Securely managing access controls is vital to preserving the privacy of healthcare data

The Last Watchdog

There’s no doubt, the increasing use of telemedicine, the explosion of health-based cloud apps, and innovative medical IoT devices are improving the patient care experience. Related: Hackers relentlessly target healthcare providers.

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Open Source is Quickly—and Rightfully— Becoming Enterprise’s First Choice

Open source is not just a community, it’s a movement. And while its popularity has, of course, existed for decades, its accelerating growth in today’s enterprise is unmistakable. Find out why enterprises are going all-in on their open source strategy.

Enterprise Backups Are Becoming Targets for Cybercriminals

Data Breach Today

VMware’s Tom Kellermann on Defending Against Ransomware Attacks In ransomware attacks, cybercriminals attack through the backups because they know that security practitioners rely on backups to save themselves after a ransomware attack.

CISA Leader Backs 24-Hour Timeline for Incident Reporting

Data Breach Today

Executive Director Wales Cites Colonial Pipeline's Rapid Notification to Customers A top leader of the U.S.

Data Breach Reports Rise as Supply Chain Attacks Surge

Data Breach Today

US Breach Notification Transparency Declining, Identity Theft Resource Center Warns The number of breach reports filed by U.S. organizations looks set to break records, as breaches tied to phishing, ransomware and supply chain attacks keep surging, the Identity Theft Resource Center warns.

FIN12 Ransomware Attacks Aggressively Targeting Healthcare

Data Breach Today

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Trojan Source: Invisible Vulnerabilities in Most Code

Data Breach Today

This Flaw Could Lead to an Attack Like SolarWinds Two researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a vulnerability that affects most computer code compilers and many software development environments, according to a new research paper.

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Nobelium Makes Russia Leader in Cyberattacks

Data Breach Today

Microsoft: 58% of Attacks Reported Worldwide Originated From Russia Microsoft, in its annual threat review report, Digital Defense, says 58% of cyberattacks worldwide over the past year originated in Russia. And 92% of the Russia-based threat activity came from the nation-state threat group Nobeliu

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Tech CEO Pleads to Wire Fraud in IP Address Scheme

Krebs on Security

The CEO of a South Carolina technology firm has pleaded guilty to 20 counts of wire fraud in connection with an elaborate network of phony companies set up to obtain more than 735,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from the nonprofit organization that leases the digital real estate to entities in North America.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenges in Cybersecurity

Data Breach Today

Understanding Open Source Business Models for the C-Suite

Choosing software to bake into your architecture is a long-term decision and it is important to understand all the implications of your choice. Learn three key areas that should be considered when evaluating a particular open source project.

New File-Locking Malware With No Known Decryptor Found

Data Breach Today

DSCI: Ransomware Alkhal Likely Spread Via Phishing, Malicious URLs The Data Security Council of India has issued an advisory about newly discovered ransomware Alkhal, which uses a strong encryption tool and has no known decryptor to recover lost data. The ransomware was likely discovered on Oct.

FTC: Health App, Device Makers Must Report Breaches

Data Breach Today

But Does the 'Policy Statement' Warning Overstep the Intention of the Rule?


Ransomware Evolves: Affiliates Set to Wield Greater Power

Data Breach Today

Operators Left Exposed After Overreaching, Says McAfee Enterprise’s John Fokker How is the ransomware ecosystem set to evolve?

Thingiverse Breach: 50,000 3D Printers Could Have Been Hijacked

Data Breach Today

OAuth Tokens Exposed But Now Have Been Revoked A former employee of MakerBot says a data breach affecting that company's Thingiverse 3D printing repository website is far more expansive than what the company is acknowledging.

5 Reasons Why Choosing Apache Cassandra® Is Planning for a Multi-Cloud Future

Discover the reasons why choosing Apache Cassandra as a primary data store ensures that any future migrations to a different cloud provider or adoption of true multi-cloud are simple and easy.