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Get $5k of cybersecurity training for just $59! Fast track your career now

Cybersecurity is fast becoming one of the biggest and most lucrative industries out there. Ethical hackers are sought after, especially those with qualifications to back up their skills. If you’ve got several of the most globally-recognized certifications then you’re going to be in high demand. That’s where the 2018 Cybersecurity Bootcamp Bundle comes in. This huge […]

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College isn’t everything — You can still get your dream job in tech

If you’re not headed back to school this Fall, that’s okay. College isn’t everything. Some of the most influential (and richest) people from our generation dropped out or never even went. That said, education is a valuable tool. The most successful people didn’t stop learning. They just learned in other ways. This is easier than […]

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WhatsApp vulnerability could be used to spread fake news and scam users

Cybersecurity researchers from Check Point have unearthed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow attackers to trick users by intercepting messages and editing the content. This opens up the possibility of scamming people and spreading misinformation. According to Check Point, there are three methods that can be employed to fool WhatsApp users, outlined below: Changing […]

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Link About It: How Lava Lamps Are Helping in the Fight Against Hackers

How Lava Lamps Are Helping in the Fight Against Hackers on 06 August 2018 One timestamped relic is now helping a web security firm fend off the most skilled hackers: lava lamps. Believe it or not, the shapeshifting novelty invented in 1963 is experiencing another renaissance. Cloudflare is filming a lava lamp—along with a pendulum […]

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Ransomware attack forces town’s employees to go back to typewriters

Not perfect, but it’ll do for now.Image: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2018-08-02 09:08:31 UTC A borough and a town in Alaska have been hit by a devastating ransomware attack, forcing employees to completely forego computers and go back to typewriters and hand receipts.  Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su), a borough in the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area, has […]

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DHS launches a new cyber hub to coordinate against threats to US infrastructure

Among the many things the current administration has been criticized for is its lack of a unified strategy to combat cyber threats, especially in light of ongoing election interference and psy ops perpetrated by Russia. The Department of Homeland Security is advancing the ball with the creation of the National Risk Management Center, intended on […]

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Cybersecurity: A Critical Check in M&A

(Image: chainatp/iStock Editorial/Getty Images) Nothing can vaporize enterprise value faster than a cyber event, especially at a juncture as critical in a company’s life as an M&A deal. Given the notorious complexity of M&A transactions, a proper assessment of the target company’s exposure to cyberrisk can be easily overlooked, as other concerns dominate management’s attention. […]

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Identify theft protection service LifeLock reportedly exposed customer email addresses

Symantec’s identity theft protection service, LifeLock, has reportedly exposed millions of customer email addresses due to a website bug. LifeLock’s website was taken down briefly after alerted by security journalist and researcher Brian Krebs, who published the flaw on his blog. The vulnerability allowed anyone with a web browser to collect customer email addresses by […]

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Facebook’s top security exec urges company to collect less user data

Mark Zuckerberg’s top security exec has some advice for Facebook.Image: Getty Images/justin sullivan By Karissa Bell2018-07-24 22:13:49 UTC Facebook’s outgoing top security executive has urged others at the company to do some soul searching about practices that have led to a number of privacy and security scandals. Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, who is set […]

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The Most Important Privacy Settings to Change on Reddit

Ever since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica bombshell, online privacy has been on all of our minds. But it isn’t just Facebook that’s tracking you. From other tech giants to most store rewards credit cards, countless companies deploy similar tactics—even your favorite (or hated) forum site, Reddit. While Reddit doesn’t make it easy to get around seeing […]

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Yeah, this is bad: Russian hackers infiltrate U.S. power grid

No need to panic, folks! Just Russian hackers claiming “hundreds of victims” to infiltrate U.S. electric utilities, giving them the ability to cause blackouts. The state-sponsored hackers used fairly common tactics to compromise the vendors that supplied those utilities, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials who talked to the Wall Street Journal. […]

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Get $4,999 of training for just $59 in Cybersecurity! Fast track your career now

Cyber security is fast becoming one of the biggest and most lucrative industries out there. Ethical hackers are sought after, especially those with qualifications to back up their skills. If you’ve got several of the most globally-recognized certifications then you’re going to be in high demand. That’s where The 2018 Cyber Security Bootcamp Bundle comes in. […]

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With top FBI elections protection official gone, Trump talks about giving the job to Putin

We know why this guy is smiling. Lost in Monday’s Surrender Summit in which Russian asset Donald Trump Velcroed himself to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was related and unsettling news from The Wall Stret Journal. The senior FBI official that has been overseeing the task force charged with keeping Russia out of our elections has […]

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Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen: No Sign Russia Targeting Midterm Elections at Scope of 2016

Russian interference in the run-up to U.S. midterm elections has dramatically decreased since President Donald Trump took office, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Saturday. Speaking at a convention of state secretaries of state in Philadelphia on voter registration and election cybersecurity, Nielsen highlighted the Trump administration’s efforts to further protect state and local elections from foreign […]

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