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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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Simplifying Password Security Through Sound: Google’s New Tech ‘Toy’

Passwords have taken on a bad name lately. In countless security breaches and incidents, they’ve been too easy to crack, too difficult to remember, not encrypted enough, the right way, or at all. We each login to so many different sites on a daily basis, with each one supposed to have its own unique password

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Forbes Hacked By SEA; WordPress Vulnerabilities Exploited

As the Syrian Civil War rages on, cybercrime activity emerging from the troubled state is reaching monstrous proportions. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad may be losing hold on his people, but his loyal hacker-team is continuing to wreak havoc worldwide and exploit numerous high-profile websites and social media accounts. Forbes is the latest victim of the

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Crowdfunding Kickstarter Gets Hacked & Other Security Stories This Week

This week, Kickstarter suffered its’ first major breach with minor consequences, Target’s back in the ring with new reports indicating missed warnings from analysts about the payment systems, the Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, this time hitting Forbes, Internet Explorer suffered critical zero-day exploits and more. Before the next week full of security scares rolls

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Mobile Friday: Flappy Bird Still Maliciously Flapping

The simplistic and straightforward Flappy Bird defied all odds and became one of the most popular games of early 2014. The sudden discontinuation of the app has disappointed millions of fans. But where there is disappointment, there is cybercrime potential. The single-player game conquered the mobile gamer’s hearts with its simple “Super Mario” type of

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Keeping Up With The Hackers: Where To Practice Your Web Hacking Skills

This guest post is by application security professional Dave Ferguson. Keep up with Dave’s posts on his blog! There’s a shortage of application security experts.  Hackers seem to continually have the upper hand over those trying to defend applications against threats.  One reason is that software has become so prevalent; This trend will only continue

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BYOD Data Security Becoming Top Priority

Today’s booming technology and internet revolution has caused a new problem for CISOs and InfoSec Managers. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the growing phenomenon of employees bringing personal smartphones (BYOP) and laptops/tablets (BYOPC) to work, causing a wide array of communication and security issues. Most IT companies have embraced the latest technological trend, believing

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RSA USA Preview: ‘It’s A Jungle Out There: The Security State of the CMS Platform’

Checkmarx Founder & CTO Maty Siman will be leading a session at the conference this year on the security of the most popular content management systems and how to protect yourself against attacks: It’s a Jungle Out There: The Security State of CMS Platforms February 26th | 10:40 AM | Room 3012

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Limiting Google Snooping For A Secure Workspace

It’s no secret that Google has become the most dominant platform on the web, providing virtually all types of online services. Although not publicized enough by the company, there are ways to reduce Google’s presence in your workspace and boost your privacy/security. The controversial change that caused a stir worldwide was the merging of Gmail

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The Sochi Hacking Scare Take Down & The Rest of The Weeks Best

  This week, NBC got called out for a slightly exaggerated report of hacking in Sochi (hint: they weren’t even in Sochi); SnapChat got hit with another vulnerability report; Target was hacked via their A/C and heat guys and more. Here’s a short n’ sweet version of the weeks’ news you may have missed.

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