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1 in 15 Users Exposed in Facebook Data Breach

The tech giant once again finds itself in hot water. Over 530 million users of the social media site had their personal information leaked via an online database. The sensitive data could be downloaded for free on the forum where it was posted. Phone numbers, names and dates of birth were among the personal data […]

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Booking.com Punished With $500,000 Fine, Didn’t Immediately Disclose Breach

After a data breach occurred in 2019, Booking.com failed to report the breach in due time according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. They received a fine totaling half a million dollars for their error. Attackers were able to obtain login credentials of over 4,000 customers who had used the site to book hotel […]

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Increasing Cyber Threats To Manufacturing: Don’t Panic, Get The Facts

Since the beginning of 2019 and well into 2020, cybersecurity incidents for the manufacturing industry have been on the rise. Ransomware attacks alone have increased by 156%, and no doubt phishing scams have increased with them. Both of these social engineering tactics can cause issues, particularly to a manufacturer’s clientele. A data breach or network […]

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The Internet’s Hidden Foundation: Why You Should Be Concerned

It’s rarely discussed or even mentioned, but the cybersecurity risk from this critical infrastructure is nothing to scoff at. Cyber attacks and data breaches happen every day at every hour in the United States, Europe, and around the globe. We’re used to discussing cyber threats in the context of businesses and government entities. But what […]

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Another Day, Another Security Flaw.. This Time For Android

Earlier this month, Google Chrome experienced a zero-day vulnerability, which included 47 total security updates. Now, it’s Android’s turn. A zero day attack is a type of vulnerability that occurs when a software vendor doesn’t have a patch available for a known issue. The term “zero day” means developers have “zero days” to come up […]

Tired of Google Spying on Users? It’s Only Just Beginning

It’s time to learn just how much your Google Chrome browser “knows” about you. As part of a new privacy policy from Apple, app developers are now required to disclose what personal information they collect and have tied to your identity. While the change came into effect on December 8, 2020, Google has been stalling […]

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A Scary Idea As “Smart Farms” May Risk Being Hacked

With digital technology becoming commonplace within the agriculture industry, it’s no surprise to learn that cyber threats are on the rise as well. As the world population grows and food insecurity remains, artificial intelligence, drones, and the internet are set to help mitigate costs and increase the abundance of food globally. But with this increase […]

When Art Meets Technology: Millions Are On The Line

A new wave of digital technology is taking the world by storm in the form of “nonfungible tokens”, more commonly known as NFTs. These digital tokens are assets verified using blockchain technology, whereby a seller can guarantee a buyer proof of authenticity or ownership of a particular asset. Artists, musicians, influencers and the like are […]

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Update Your Chrome Browser: New Active Security Flaw

Google released updates yesterday for another zero-day vulnerability, almost a month after patching an actively exploited zero-day flaw. The tech giant released the patch for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which includes a total of 47 security updates. The term zero day describes a type of vulnerability that occurs when a software vendor is aware of […]