How to keep your iPhone but switch to Google or Microsoft apps

Your guide to a new software ecosystem. Your iPhone may be an Apple product, but it can still run your favorite Google and Microsoft apps. Ben Kolde via Unsplash/David Nield Just because you prefer the curved aesthetics of the iPhone doesn’t mean you want to buy entirely into the Apple software ecosystem. After all, Google and… Please follow and like us:

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Intel Processors Have Been Plagued By Security Flaw For More Than A Decade

For more than a decade, computer processors made by Intel contained a major security flaw that could allow malicious programs to gain access to vital and protected parts of a machine’s kernel memory, the Register reported. The issue has been kept under wraps for months as programmers have worked to fix the flaw before it could… Please follow and like us:

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Alteryx data breach exposed 123 million American households’ information

Credit reporting firms go to great lengths to convince the public that the data they collect won’t fall into the wrong hands. But what happens when they sell that data to a third party? Can the buyer make the same guarantees? That’s a question the consumer data industry is now grappling with after a discovery that… Please follow and like us:

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Survey: 86% of people want biometrics instead of passwords

You might want to get ready to say goodbye to passwords forever — a majority of people asked in a survey want identity verification for transactions to be done using their faces, eyes and fingerprints. RELATED: Can you hack an iPhone with Play-Doh? Visa tally finds passwords have fallen out of favor Visa conducted a survey… Please follow and like us:

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Dark Web ‘Treasure Trove’ Could Spark Crime Epidemic

A database of 1.4 billion user passwords has been discovered on the dark web, paving the way for what security experts expect to be a “cyber crime epidemic.” The data—compiled from 252 data breaches from websites including LinkedIn, MySpace, Netflix and YouPorn—allows easy access to potentially the largest ever list of information about users. Dark web… Please follow and like us:

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Yahoo says all 3 billion user accounts were exposed in hack: Here’s how to protect yourself!

Another day, another data breach announcement! Yahoo revealed Tuesday that the massive security breach back in 2013 impacted every single user in its database — all three billion accounts — which is triple the number the company originally estimated back in December of last year. After continuing to increase the number of potentially vulnerable users, Yahoo’s… Please follow and like us:

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Equifax Data Breach: Company has been sending people to fake site

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more surreal, Equifax continues to fumble one of the biggest data breaches in U.S. history. As if people weren’t still reeling from reverberations of the September 7 announcement, the Atlanta-based company acknowledged this week that its official Twitter account had been sending people to an illegitimate site that… Please follow and like us:

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Choose better passwords with the help of science

By Lujo Bauer, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Nicolas Christin, Associate Research Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Lorrie Cranor, Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Michelle Mazurek, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland, and Blase Ur, Assistant… Please follow and like us:

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1,700 Internet Of Things Device Credentials Leak, A Boon For Botnets

A massive list of login credentials for Internet of Things products that could allow anyone to access a number of internet-connected routers and other devices have been discovered online by security researchers. Researchers at the GDI Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands that works to improve internet security, came across the list of credentials… Please follow and like us:

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Artificial intelligence cyber attacks are coming – but what does that mean?

By Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University. Hackers will start to get help from robots and artificial intelligence soon. Jinning Li/Shutterstock.com The next major cyberattack could involve artificial intelligence systems. It could even happen soon: At a recent cybersecurity conference, 62 industry professionals, out of the 100 questioned, said they thought… Please follow and like us:

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb Hacked, Bitcoin and Ethereum Stolen

Bithumb—one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world—was hacked, resulting in the theft of more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin and Ethereum from thousands of accounts on the platform. The South Korean exchange—the fourth largest for Bitcoin and largest in the world for Ethereum—was compromised last week after a hacker gained access to the… Please follow and like us:

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How to protect all of your accounts online

Web security has never been more important DennisM2/Flickr You can’t afford to ignore online security. It seems like barely a week goes by without some data hack or leak hitting the headlines. With so much of modern life now stored and managed online, it’s vital that you keep your most important accounts locked up and as… Please follow and like us:

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