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31% off Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive - Deal Post

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Drive is one of Seagate's thinnest and most eye-catching portable hard drives

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Privacy Shield data-transfer agreement now covers 200 companies

There are now 200 companies standing behind Privacy Shield, the framework agreement allowing businesses to process the personal information of European Union citizens on servers in the U.S.

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Real-life examples test whether you are prepared for a cyberattack

Use the following tabletop exercises -- based on today’s most disconcerting threats -- to update your response plan for live action.

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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U.S. convicts Russian hacker in credit card theft scheme

A U.S. federal court has convicted a Russian hacker of stealing and selling over 2 million credit card numbers.

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Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

To spy on a human rights activist, government hired hackers may have gone as far to use three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS.

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Blockchain: It's not just for finance anymore

Blockchain powers virtual cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But despite its reputation as a financial technology platform it may prove to be highly valuable outside of finance, and particularly in the emerging world of mission-critical...

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Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into...

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Cisco starts patching firewall devices against NSA-linked exploit

Cisco Systems has started releasing security patches for a critical flaw in Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls targeted by an exploit linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Facebook will use Whatsapp users' personal data to target ads

Two years after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow it to share more information about its mobile app users with its owner.

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So your company’s been hacked: How to handle the aftermath

Education and planning are key, cyber-security expert Tyler Cohen Wood says.

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Lost and stolen devices account for 1 in 4 breaches in the financial services sector

We often hear about the risks of data breaches, but it's interesting to look at some root cause statistics.

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HP's Sure View -- protecting your laptop screen from prying eyes

HP along with 3M has come out with an integrated solution that stops the person sitting next to you in your friendly neighborhood Starbucks from snooping on what you're doing on your computer.

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Proposed ‘social media ID, please' law draws outrage

A plan by the U.S. government to require some foreign travelers to provide their social media IDs on key travel documents is drawing outrage from group who call it un-American.

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Android botnet relies on Twitter for commands

Twitter users aren’t the only ones checking the microblogging service for important updates. Android malware is starting to do so, too.

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Security Sessions: The pitfalls of security awareness training

In the latest episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild speaks with Bill Rosenthal, CEO of Logical Operations, about what's missing in many security awareness training programs that enterprises often deploy (if...

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Hackers use vBulletin flaw to break into 27M more accounts

A vulnerability in a widely-used internet forum software is becoming a go-to method for hackers to steal data.

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Baltimore cops using private company's aerial cameras to conduct secret surveillance

Persistent Surveillance Systems mount cameras on a Cessna and fly for hours above Baltimore to conduct surveillance likened to Google Earth with TiVo capabilities; Baltimore police have not publicly disclosed the unblinking...

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