Is there such a thing as online privacy? 7 essential reads

By The Conversation. Who’s sharing your secrets? Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock Over the course of 2017, people in the U.S. and around the world became increasingly concerned about how their digital data are transmitted, stored and analyzed. As news broke that every Yahoo email account had been compromised, as well as the financial information of nearly every adult… Please follow and like us:

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Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack

Ride-sharing service Uber is being maligned again after the company announced Tuesday that it suffered a massive cybersecurity breach last year. The hack exposed the data of more than 57 million riders and drivers that use the Uber app, one of the most successful tech companies of the past five years. The cybersecurity incident comes a… Please follow and like us:

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How to switch phones without losing anything

Ditch your old device but keep your data. Bought a new phone? Here’s how to ensure you don’t leave any personal information behind during the upgrade. Apple A new smartphone model—from Google, Apple, or another manufacturer—catches your eye, and all of a sudden, your old handset won’t cut it. But don’t leap into an upgrade without… 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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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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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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