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Indiana’s AG launches investigation into major data breach

Indiana’s Attorney General has launched an investigation into a data breach at Medical Informatics Engineering, which has affected up to 4 million people.

Black Hat 2015: What to watch out for, besides cars and guns

It’s not all about crashing cars and hacking guns: what’s hot at Black Hat 2015 USA (#BHUSA) and how to get the most from the event.

The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

From finding flaws to suggesting innovative security measures for the future, we look at some of the biggest bug bounty payouts in recent years.

Hacking Team and other breaches as security lessons learned

Recent aggressive hacks on companies underline the need for good risk analysis, situational awareness, and incident response. Just ask AshleyMadison, Hacking Team, and Sony Pictures.

Facebook Security Checkup feature now available

Facebook has made a new feature called Security Checkup generally available after testing on an invite-only group, according to SoftPedia.

5 Systems Admin relationship tips (so you’re on talking terms again)

Want to mend your systems admin relationship? On this Systems Administration appreciation day, we give you a few tips to help mend fences.

United Airlines customer flight records breached

United Airlines customer flight records have been lost in a data breach it has been reported.

Operation Potao Express: Analysis of a cyber-espionage toolkit

Operation Patao Express – Attackers spying on high-value targets in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, and their TrueCrypt-encrypted data.

Cybersecurity and manufacturers: what the costly Chrysler Jeep hack reveals

As the cost of fixing security mistakes in Jeep Chrysler Dodge vehicles mounts, so does the need for manufacturers to weigh cybersecurity risks in the product development process, alongside features and benefits.

Cybersecurity is increasingly a ‘board-level’ issue, finds report

The majority of managers believe that IT risk management data genuinely influences board decisions, according to Gartner.

‘Keystroke Biometrics’ exploit defeats Tor privacy

Security researchers have created a practical privacy attack out of a well-known theory around user behaviour. The attack appears to defeat privacy measures such as Tor.

Moonpig warns of password breach – but it may be more than their users who are at risk

Moonpig, the online personalised card company, has blocked the accounts of an unspecified number of customers after users’ details were published online.

How to shop online safely during the summer sales

The summer sales are upon us and there are plenty of good deals to be had online, but internet shopping is not without its dangers.

New report explains gulf between security experts and non-experts

Security experts and non security experts take very different attitudes to staying safe online, according to new research.

The ABC of Information Security

There are three fundamental elements that must not be overlooked when starting out in corporate security, summarized as the ‘ABC of information security’.

Valve Steam bug sees accounts hacked

A serious bug in Valve’s Steam engine has allowed a series of user credentials to be stolen over the past week, according to reports.

Accidental pocket dials can be used in evidence, says US court

Accidental ‘pocket dials’ are now admissible in evidence against you, the US Appeals court has ruled.

Cybercrime update: take downs, arrests, convictions, and sentences

Information security could use some good news right now, something to offset the string of bad news about data breaches and system vulnerabilities; so how about this: “Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down, Members Arrested in 20 Countries”.

Researchers unveil super-fast anonymity network

A group of six academics have published a paper describing a new high speed anonymity network that could increase the privacy of internet users everywhere.

Open SSH bug opens brute force attack window

A newly disclosed bug in widely-used OpenSSH software allows attackers to make thousands of password guesses in a short space of time.

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