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US Seeks To Intervene In Case Against Privacy Shield
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Digital Rights Ireland has challenged the data transfer pact raising questions of its ability to protect EU privacy.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/20/2017
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What CISOs Need To Know Before Adopting Biometrics
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Biometric techniques offer a solution to the password problem, but getting started can be tough. Here are a few things you need to know.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 1/18/2017
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Advances In SSL: 5 Strategies For Secure, High-Performance Load Balancers
Ranga Rajagopalan, Chief Technology Officer, Avi NetworksCommentary
Today, even Netflix is streaming hit movies and TV shows via encrypted connections! Heres how to manage higher volumes of encrypted traffic without bogging down your network.
By Ranga Rajagopalan Chief Technology Officer, Avi Networks, 1/17/2017
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10 Cocktail Party Security Tips From The Experts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security pros offer basic advice to help average users ward off the bad guys.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/13/2017
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Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 1/11/2017
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The Limitations Of Phishing Education
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
Human nature means that education will only go so far. Technology needs to take up the slack.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/9/2017
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Chinas Cybersecurity Law Seeks Scrutiny Of Technology
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Countrys top internet regulator releases framework for stricter cyberspace laws, including review of local and foreign technology.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/28/2016
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Year 2016 Sees Record Deployment Of HTTPS By Firefox, Chrome
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More than half of Web pages loaded by the browsers guarantee protection to visitors.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/27/2016
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Financial Data Worth Millions Unwittingly Exposed In Ameriprise Accounts
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Leak of bank account and financial planning details emanated from a financial advisor's unsecured Internet-connected backup drive at home.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/19/2016
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Ashley Madison To Pay $17.5 Million In Breach Settlement
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Ashley Madison was found guilty of lax data security and also corrupt practices including photo and profile misuse.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/15/2016
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8 Most Hackable Holiday Gifts, 2016 Edition
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
You better watch out! Otherwise, you may be giving the gift of malware or unauthorized access to networks and devices.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/14/2016
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Dailymotion Advises Password Change After Possible Data Breach
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Breach not yet confirmed, but LeakedSource says it has compromised IDs of over 87 million Dailymotion users, protected by bcrypt.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Hacker Of Celeb Emails Goes To Jail For Five Years
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Bahamian Alonzo Knowles was sentenced for illegal access of 130 celebrity email accounts and selling their personal information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Dark Web Vendor Gets 50 Months Jail For ID Theft
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Minnesota resident Aaron Glende aka IcyEagle caught selling stolen bank details on AlphaBay market.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2016
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Petition Forces Parliament To Reconsider Surveillance Bill
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100,000 signatures require MPs to consider debating Snoopers' Charter again.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/28/2016
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Time For Security & Privacy To Come Out Of Their Silos
Mark Williams, SANS InstructorCommentary
By working separately, these two teams aren't operating as efficiently as they could and are missing huge opportunities.
By Mark Williams SANS Instructor, 11/28/2016
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European Regulator Probes Yahoos 2015 Secret Email Scan
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Dublin-based Data Protection Commissioner trying to ascertain if Yahoo broke Europes privacy laws.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/23/2016
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Symantec To Buy LifeLock At $2.3 Billion
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Deal set to be finalized by Q1 2017 and financed by cash and $750 million of new debt.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/22/2016
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WindTalker Attack Finds New Vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi Networks
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
White hat researchers show how hackers read keystrokes to potentially compromise cellphone and tablet users on public Wi-Fi and home networks.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/21/2016
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China's Jinping Opens Tech Meet With Calls For 'Fair & Equitable' Internet
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The third Wuzhen World Internet Conference had a strong presence of US tech companies despite criticism of Chinas Internet laws.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/18/2016
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