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Data of 412 Million Thrill-Seekers Exposed in FriendFinder Networks Hack

A data breach involving the accounts of more than 412 million users of adult dating company FriendFinder Networks has exposed more than two decades’ worth of their activities on the company’s various adult-themed websites. This includes accounts on AdultFriendFinder, described...
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Updated US-CERT Federal Incident Notification Guidelines go Into Effect Q2 2017

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has released new cybersecurity incident notification guidelines, which will go into effect on April 1, 2017. The document provides guidance to Federal Government departments and agencies; state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities;...
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HTTPS Interception Weakens TLS Security Warns US-CERT

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued a security advisory on the ability of HTTPS interception to weaken TLS security. US-CERT urged organizations that have performed a risk assessment and determined that HTTPS inspection is a requirement...
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FCC to Reverse Net Neutrality Rules

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday commented on his plans to roll back net neutrality, a development which people in the tech industry and the general public view as a precursor to an unequal internet. Pai, an...

Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Protect Online Privacy

Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Thursday introduced the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (BROWSER) Act of 2017 to protect the online privacy of Americans. The legislation designates the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)...
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Vendors Already Selling Face Masks to Protect Users From iPhone X’s Facial Recognition

It begs the question of why you have to use a product if you have to go to somewhat extreme lengths to protect yourself from certain technology in the product, but prospective users of iPhone X can already purchase...
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Amazon Launches new Cloud Service Targeted Toward Intelligence Community

Cloud service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced on Monday what it called a new “Secret Region” capable of operating workloads up to the Secret U.S. security classification level. With the launch of this new Secret Region, AWS becomes the...
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Equifax Identifies 2.4 Million Additional U.S. Consumers Affected by 2017 Breach

Equifax Inc. said Thursday that the company has confirmed the identities of approximately 2.4 million U.S. consumers whose names and partial driver's license information were stolen, but who were not in the previously identified affected population discussed in the...

Wi-Fi Alliance Releases WPA3 Security Standard to Enhance Wi-Fi Protections

The Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday introduced Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3 to enhance Wi-Fi protections in personal and enterprise networks. This aims to consolidate on the success and acceptance of WPA2, and adds new features to simplify Wi-Fi security, enable more...
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Lawmakers Urge State Department to Adopt ‘Basic’ Cybersecurity Measures

A bipartisan group of Senators want the State Department to adopt what they refer to as basic cybersecurity measures to protect against phishing, hacks and other cyberattacks, in a letter released today. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Ed...

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