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Get ready for more hacks in 2018

No really, get ready. Do these security basics now, because online criminals are going to get even more aggressive next year.<p>Patch your phone, patch your Mac, patch your Windows machine.<p>Dave Dufour, VP, Webroot

Hacking

Inside Project Shield: Jigsaw's Anti-DDoS Machine

Jigsaw's George Conard explains how he uses Google infrastructure to protect the web from botnet armies.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Major U.S. Blockchain Bill Headed to President Trump to Be Signed Into Law

<b>The U.S. defense department sees the benefits of Blockchain in shoring up systems against cyberattacks, as the technology continues to be embraced by</b> …

Hundreds of popular websites are recording your keystrokes and mouse clicks

Be careful what you do online—your every movement could be recorded.<p>Hundreds of the internet’s most popular websites are using “session replay” …

The current state of Bitcoin and Ethereum

While Bitcoin currently bears more resemblance to digital gold than digital cash — with its congested pending transactions log rendering it practically useless as a currency since the cancelled fork two weeks ago — the Ethereum network is looking healthier than ever and in a good position to come …

Firefox will soon flag sites that have been hacked

Firefox is having a good run right now, having just released its much speedier and better-looking Quantum browser. It's now working on a new feature that security fans are bound to like: It will warn you if you're visiting a site that has suffered a data breach. Firefox is working on the feature in …

5 Of The Sectors Blockchain Is Currently Disrupting | Inc.com

Blockchain has been everywhere lately - and it's so much more than a few bitcoins.<p>It seems that everywhere you turn in the tech industry, someone is talking about the promise of blockchain technology and how it's going to change the world. Well, I'm here to tell you this: It's changing the world …

Blockchain

Uber's massive hack: What we know

Uber's disclosure that hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers last year, a breach it didn't disclose publicly until Tuesday, adds new potential legal woes for the already troubled company.<p>At the time of the breach, Uber paid hackers $100,000 to destroy the data …

Sexual Harassment

Millions of devices could be at risk from Intel Management Engine vulnerabilities

Intel has issued a security advisory over security flaws on its PC, server, and Internet-of-Things processors that make the platforms vulnerable to …

Here's the 411 on Blockchain and Why It Will Disrupt Your Industry | Inc.com

Everyone's heard of blockchain by now. Whether you've been tentatively watching the value of Bitcoin soar, reading up on the boom of digital currencies, or taking notes at conferences, these have become words in our vocabulary. But, what actually is the blockchain and, beyond investing a few …

Blockchain

C-suite execs investing heavily in blockchain to remain competitive

Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information AgeA recent report from Deloitte, which surveyed 500 private mid-market businesses, uncovered the …

C-suite Leadership

How to talk to your mom and dad about Bitcoin on Thanksgiving

“What is this Bitcoin thing?” says your mother as she passes you a hefty bowl of mashed sweet potatoes.<p>Dad pauses, mid-nibble on a turkey leg to …

Intel's latest Core processors have serious security flaws

Intel has confirmed previous reports that its recent PC, internet of things and server chips are vulnerable to remote hacking. The problem is with the onboard "Management Engine," which has multiple holes that could let remote attackers run malicious software, get privileged access and take over …

Hundreds of websites record your every keystroke without you knowing

Hundreds of websites record your scrolling behavior, clicks and movements according to a study recently carried out at Princeton University. Among these are The Guardian, Reuters, Samsung, AlJazeera and WordPress.com.<p>Most of us are aware that our searches, page views and even page scrolls are …

New OWASP Top 10 List Includes Three New Web Vulns

But dropping cross-site request forgeries from list is a mistake, some analysts say.<p>After months of review, the Open Web Application Security Project …

How to stop over 400 sites logging everything you type: A complete list of every site using session replay scripts

Here's how you can protect yourself from one of the biggest security flaws on the internet<p>You've read the news about session replay scripts and how …

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't a doctor, but he talked about a piece of medical software, VisualDx, during Apple's most recent earnings call.<p>It was an interesting choice of an app to highlight. Apple has deep ambition to break into the health and medical worlds, but although VisualDx is available to …

Machine Learning

This New Free Service Helps Keep Malware Off Your Computer

There are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from malware. Installing a quality antivirus app is a good start. But did you know that changing four little digits can make a huge difference?<p>It can if those four digits point your computer to the DNS servers run by Quad9. Quad9 is a sort …

Nonprofits

The dangerous data hack that you won’t even notice

A recent wave of cyberattacks—from WannaCry and Equifax to the alleged Russian influence on the US election—has demonstrated how hackers can wreak havoc on our largest institutions. But by focusing only on hackers’ efforts to extort money or mess with our political process, we may have been missing …

New DNS Service Launched by IBM Vows to Keep Your Browsing Habits Secret

A new online service launched Thursday morning to keep your browsing habits out of the hands of marketers and help you automatically avoid millions …

Report suggests US is in a ‘pre-9/11’ cyberattack moment — here’s what you need to know

“Clear and present danger” — so suggests the authors of the recent National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) report to the White House, a task required by the administration’s May 2017 executive order (EO).<p>For those unfamiliar, the EO mandated government agencies to strengthen the …

New Blockchain Platforms Emerge To Fight Cybercrime & Secure The Future

Security circles were recently set abuzz by news concerning Russia-based security company Kasperksy Lab and its alleged involvement in the theft by Russian operatives of sensitive files of the National Security Agency (NSA), an intelligence agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. But the words …

Blockchain

HeyDoctor’s New Telemedicine App Allows Doctors to Prescribe Low-Cost Treatment Via Text

HeyDoctor, a medical app developed and backed by Sappira Inc., a San Francisco-based telemedicine firm has announced the launch of its new app that …

Digital Health

This A.I. Chatbot Will Get Revenge on Email Scammers For You

Bothered by spam and phishing emails? This bot can waste months of a spammer's time, and produces some hilarious results... and you can use it for …

Identity Theft

Surescripts joins Epic, CVS to deliver drug pricing info in EHRs

Dive Brief:<p>Surescripts announced an effort to increase transparency around prescription drug benefits and pricing.<br>• Working with EHR vendors and …

5 things you need to know about the future of cybersecurity

Terrorism researchers, AI developers, government scientists, threat-intelligence specialists, investors and startups gathered at the second annual …

New malware hijacks contact addresses to send phishing emails

A new Trojan horse malware gambit appears to be expanding into the healthcare sector, threatening to use an organization’s stored email addresses as …

Phishing

Google: Our hunt for hackers reveals phishing is far deadlier than data breaches

Phishing attackers love using Gmail.<p>Google has released the results of a year-long investigation into Gmail account hijacking, which finds that …

Why the FBI Can’t Access Texas Church Shooter’s Phone

Authorities can't access Devin Patrick Kelley's phone.<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Tuesday that it has been unable to access the …

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