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Loser Credentials: Stop The Insanity!

Therea��s a famous saying about how the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Nothing could be truer about the worlda��s relationship with passwords, and ita��s a reality that should hit the security world even harder. After all, as we recently learned, the Target hack affecting at

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Coming Soon: Chameleon, A WiFi Virus That Spreads Like Flu

The diversity in malware and virus attributes is huge. New techniques are being invented all the time. Just a few months ago Hacking with Inaudible Sounds was demonstrated. Now there is Chameleon, aA�contagiousA�virus that skips in between Wireless Access Points. Researchers at the University of Liverpool in the UK conducted a unique research trying to

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Your Weekly Security Wrap-Up: Yahoo, Sears, YouTube & More

Yahooa��s in the news again with a new vulnerability (now fixed) and a starring role, unknown to them, in the Brita��s surveillance methods. With Sears possibly facing another breach and a cache of 360 million user credentials found for sale on the black market, therea��s a lot to know about so take a few minutes

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Mobile Friday: iOS Apps Riskier Than Android Ones

The mobile app markets are booming. More and more developers are shifting their focus towards smartphone and tablet software. Despite the common belief that Apple has the safest mobile platform, an in-depth research by Appthority has shown that iOS apps are more vulnerable than Android ones. Appthority is a leading application security analysis provider that

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Simple Ways to Boost E-commerce Website Security

The security standards of today’s E-commerce websites are surprisingly low considering the amount of business they conduct. With more and more consumers doing their shopping online, hackings have reached epidemic proportions. InfoSec officials face a tough task, but cybercrime can be countered. Besides educating consumers to practice safe browsing habits and avoid unknown WiFi networks,

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Second Major iOS Security Flaw Found, No Update Yet

Apple is having quite a rough week. While security world is still reeling from this past weeka��s vulnerability discovery and fix, researchers have identified yet another security flaw in Applea��s iOS that attackers could exploit to remotely monitor a user. With this newly discovered vulnerability, hackers are able to log a usera��s keystrokes, including touch

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Crypto Flaws For All & The Weeks Other Security News

SSL encryption was the name of the security game this week, with major vulnerabilities a��now fixed a�� facing both iOS and WhatsApp users and Neiman Marcus released a new analysis of their recent breach a�� and apparently someone was NOT paying attention. Catch up on all last weeka��s stories before RSA USA takes over your

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Kickstarter Website Compromised; InfoSec Executives On Alert

The hacks just keep on coming. Kickstarter, arguably the world’s largest crowdfunded website, has joined the list of high-profile casualties. The site suffered a serious data breach that has probably led to the leakage of personal information and data, including encrypted passwords that can easily be cracked. Kickstarter had no idea that their database was

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