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Why don't we add another event of exposed customer data to the long list of companies? We will add Sears and Delta to the list of companies because today, both Sears Holding Corp and Delta Air Lines admitted that...
It appears that Intel has made the commitment to not update older chips with Spectre vulnerabilities. The company updated its patching guidance for Spectre this week, though there isn't any good news. While Intel previously claimed that it would...
We can all agree that privacy in the government is of great importance and if there are issues, they need to be addressed immediately. According to a report from security firm Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), it appears that more...
After the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data sharing that occurred where thousands of people were affected, a number of organizations including Color of Change, ACLU and Fight for the Future are out to set the record straight with tech companies (via...
According to a report from the Seattle Times, a Boeing production plan in Charleston, South Carolina was the victim of the WannaCry ransomeware cyberattack on Wednesday. Mike VanderWel, the chief engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplane production engineer, sent out...
Today, Netflix has announced that it's public bug bounty program. Prior to opening this program, the company carefully had a vulnerability disclosure program in place since 2013, and has now grown it into the new program. Since launch of...
Today, Orbitz announced that it has discovered evidence of a data breach they experienced (via Gizmodo). Between October and December of last year, infiltrators may have accessed consumer data submitted to a legacy website between January 1, 2016 and...
Yahoo, and its parent company Verizon, will now have no choice but to face the US lawsuits against it over the company's multiple data breaches. California Judge Lucy Koh has denied Verizon's bid to have numerous claims in lawsuits...
Researchers have discovered a new malware in the MENA region called "Slingshot." This malware attacks and infects its victims through compromised routers and can run in kernel mode, which would give more control over the victims device. According to Kaspersky...
It appears that efforts to combat Russian meddling aren't going very well. Despite Mueller's investigation indicting 13 Russian nationals who ran multiple social accounts on different social media platforms to interfere with the 2016 election, it seems that the...
GitHub, a web-based code distribution and version control service, apparently got hit by a massive denial of service attack on Wednesday and came out the other side pretty well. According to a report from Wired, GitHub was hit with a...
Things just seem to be getting worse for Equifax. After experiencing a huge data breach, it appears that the company experienced data breach for another 2.4 million people, Reuters reports. It wasn't bad enough that 14.5 million people were...
It appears that Russian hackers were behind a cyberattack against the 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony, reports The Washington Post. To make matters worse, it appears as though the Russian hackers wanted to make it look like North...
Previously, Equifax credit rating agency Equifax announced that it experienced a major breach where hackers managed to steal personal information of over 143 million US consumers. This stolen information includes names, Social Security numbers, birthdays, drivers license numbers, addresses, and some...
If your website isn't secured via HTTPS protocol, you might want to start thinking about it. Starting in July, Google Chrome will begin marking all HTTP sites as "not secure," according to a blog post published today by Chrome...
OnePlus learned from several of its customers that there were fraudulent charges appearing on their credit card cards and fingers were being pointed to the company itself. This led to the smartphone maker disabling support for credit card payments...
If you've shopped on OnePlus.net recently, you should keep an eye on your credit card bill. OnePlus has said that it's investigating claims of credit card numbers being stolen from customers who have purchased a phone from its website. A...
Intel recently said that it would have Meltdown and Spectre fixes available by the end of the month for all recently made chips, but you may want to hold off on installing any patches released. A report from the...
While many companies are working hard to patch Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in their systems, Google says that it has already deployed anti-Spectre and Meltdown solutions to its products, and more interestingly, users didn't even notice everything happened. Right now,...
Skype conversations are about to be as secure as conversations on Signal, the service used by US Senators. Microsoft is testing a new feature for Skype: end-to-end encrypted chat conversations. These conversations are secured using industry standard Signal Protocol...

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