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Data Liability – Why Old Media May Cost You Thousands

Employees and clients may come and go throughout the lifetime of a business, but that doesn’t mean their data leaves with them. Billing documents, personal health information, and other records need to be kept electronically and digitally to comply with local, state and federal laws. While keeping data is necessary to prevent any legal issues, […]

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Got A COVID-19 Test From Walgreens? Sensitive Data Was Exposed

If you got tested for the coronavirus through the company’s pharmacy, your personal information may have been left unsecured on the web. Patient information such as names, phone numbers, addresses, emails and even positive or negative results were vulnerable to exploitation. Millions of people used Walgreens’ testing services over the course of the pandemic, and […]

Job Application Software Is Filtering Out Quality Candidates

Workers looking for a new position may be getting snubbed by automated hiring systems. A report from the Harvard Business School suggests that employers who use software that scans resumes for them may inadvertently be turning away qualified candidates. Many individuals are rejected by the software, which is used by 75% of employers in the […]

Private Nude Photos Stolen in Horrifying iCloud Scam

A California man has plead guilty to a scam that involved stealing and distributing private photos of young women. The person in question, 40-year old Hao Kuo Chi of La Puente, impersonated Apple’s customer support team in order to steal iCloud passwords. He collected over 620,000 private photos and videos from his social engineering campaign. […]

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Security Risk As Chinese Firms Control Your Smart Devices

Chinese smart technologies are in many of the items you use. And they could pose a decent security risk. Tuya, Inc. of Hangzhou is a technology firm that services more than 1,1000 areas from healthcare and agriculture to apartment management, and whose products are sold in over 220 countries. Affiliated with Tencent, Tuya provides platform […]

Hacker Returns Cryptocurrency After Stealing $600 Million In Assets

Funds from one of the largest cryptocurrency hacks to date is now being returned just days later. Poly Network, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, was hacked on August 10th which allowed attackers to transfer Binance Chain, Ethereum, and Polygon forms of crypto to their wallets. Cryptocurrencies are a type of virtual currency that uses blockchain […]

Want To Get Paid For Your Personal Data? Here’s How

Rather than having companies sell your information without your knowledge, wouldn’t you prefer to get paid when companies track you? One company, called Invisibly, lets you do just that. You may not be rolling in dough after signup, however the concept might eventually change the way users interact with the online ad industry. It’s possible […]

“Right to Repair” Movement Sees Increased Support Through New Executive Order

The United States is taking a step forward in the “Right to Repair” movement, just as President Joe Biden signs an executive order into action. The order aims to boost competition amongst various industries, from healthcare and technology to the auto industry and online platforms. The hope is to increase support for smaller, independent repair […]

Kaseya Was Warned of Cyber Vulnerability in April, Now Victim of Breach

Kaseya VSA was used as a means to spread ransomware after a known issue was taken advantage of by cybercriminals. The data breach occurred last week and due to the shutdown of Kaseya Cloud and on-premise servers, many companies worldwide were affected by this ransomware attack. The tech firm was privately notified by The Dutch […]