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  • Public Wi-Fi and lack of passwords lead consumer risks

    02.10.2014

    93 percent of respondents believe that identity theft is a growing problem yet are not doing enough to address the issue, according to a survey conducted by Edelman Berland.

  • Low confidence in breach prevention

    01.10.2014

    Despite increasing numbers of data breaches and the theft and loss of more than 2 billion data records worldwide since 2013, organizations continue to believe perimeter security technologies are effective for data protection.

  • Password security is not just a user problem

    30.09.2014

    A lot has been said about multi-factor authentication, and it can add quite a bit of security to a system.

  • PoS vendor confirms Jimmy Johnís breach was their fault

    29.09.2014

    Signature Systems, the PoS system vendor that has been named as the likely point of origin of the Jimmy Johnís payment data breach, has confirmed that the attacker(s) gained access to a user name and password the company used to remotely access POS systems.

  • Payment card info of 880k Viator customers compromised

    22.09.2014

    Payment card and personal information of approximately 1.4 million Viator.com customers may have been compromised in a breach that was confirmed late last Friday.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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