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Weak Bank Password Policies leave 350 Million Vulnerable - Information Security Buzz

Weak Bank Password Policies leave 350 Million Vulnerable - Information Security Buzz | The Pointman | Scoop.it

In a study that looked at the password strength required to access website account for Wells Fargo, Capital One and 15 other banks, researchers found that 35 percent had significant weaknesses in their password policies, according to University of New Haven Cyber Forensic Research and Education Group.

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Healthcare Suffers Estimated $6.2 Billion In Data Breaches - DarkReading.com

Healthcare Suffers Estimated $6.2 Billion In Data Breaches - DarkReading.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations were slammed by a breach in the past two years.
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Considering the fact that U.S. citizens pay more for healthcare than any nation in the western hemisphere, and possibly the entire planet, we consumers have a right to expect better protection of our medical records.

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Here is how Microsoft's Get Windows 10 tool is fooling you & getting away with it - Techworm.net

Here is how Microsoft's Get Windows 10 tool is fooling you & getting away with it - Techworm.net | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Get Windows 10 tool dupes Windows 7/8.1 users into getting Windows 10 Microsoft's dirty tricks department...

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It's Not ‘Malware’ When We Have a Warrant, FBI Says - Motherboard

It's Not ‘Malware’ When We Have a Warrant, FBI Says - Motherboard | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The government is trying to downplay the hacking code it used to identify thousands of anonymous Tor users under a single warrant.
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Presidential candidates may be vulnerable to foreign hackers, US says - The Guardian

Presidential candidates may be vulnerable to foreign hackers, US says - The Guardian | The Pointman | Scoop.it
US national intelligence already has ‘some indications’ that campaign networks are being spied on, as government works to tighten security against cyberattacks
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Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs - WIRED.com

Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs - WIRED.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Welcome to the new world of artificial intelligence. Soon, we won't program computers. We'll train them. Like dolphins. Or dogs. Or humans.

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A Smartphone App Provides New Way to Access Soil Survey Information - USDA.gob

A Smartphone App Provides New Way to Access Soil Survey Information - USDA.gob | The Pointman | Scoop.it
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Everything We Know About How the FBI Hacks People - WIRED.com

Everything We Know About How the FBI Hacks People - WIRED.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
When it comes to hacking, US law enforcement agents are as much the perpetrators as the ones chasing the criminal perps.
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The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed | The Guardian

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed | The Guardian | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth
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Vietnamese bank foils $1m cyber heist - The Guardian

Vietnamese bank foils $1m cyber heist - The Guardian | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Tien Phong Bank says it spotted the fraud on the Swift messaging system quickly enough to prevent Bangladesh-style theft
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The Ultimate Guide to Security Threats - ehacking.net

The Ultimate Guide to Security Threats - ehacking.net | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Internet security expert McAfee is helping everyday web users to get up to speed with the threats they face online with a new tool.
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Germany: Russia hacked our parliament - CNET.com

Germany: Russia hacked our parliament - CNET.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A German intelligence agency said Friday it believes Russian operatives were behind a cyberattack that took down the computers of the lower house of the German parliament last year, according to a report from Reuters.
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Hackers tear shreds off Verizon's data breach report top 10 bug list - TheRegister.co.uk

Hackers tear shreds off Verizon's data breach report top 10 bug list - TheRegister.co.uk | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Researchers reckon Verizon's been very lazy and unsophisticated
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Beware of Fake USB Chargers that Wirelessly Record Everything You Type, FBI warns - TheHackerNews.com

Beware of Fake USB Chargers that Wirelessly Record Everything You Type, FBI warns - TheHackerNews.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Dubbed KeySweeper, the device included a web-based tool for live keystroke monitoring and was capable of sending SMS alerts for typed keystrokes, usernames, or URLs, and work even after the nasty device is unplugged because of its built-in rechargeable battery.

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Congress is so bad at cybersecurity, two lawmakers sent advice to colleagues - ZDNet

Congress is so bad at cybersecurity, two lawmakers sent advice to colleagues - ZDNet | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The bipartisan duo said the advice comes after recent cyberattacks against Congress and a high-profile vulnerability in phone networks.
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Exposed: Scam company impersonates cybersecurity brands, tricks hundreds out of money - Information Age

Exposed: Scam company impersonates cybersecurity brands, tricks hundreds out of money - Information Age | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A sham online tech support firm has been found extorting innocent people out of hundreds of dollars to do absolutely nothing, then 'revenge breaking' their computers, all while riding on the coat tails of legitimate security firms...
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Suckfly Attacks National Stock Exchange Tech Vendor, Among Others - The Quint

Suckfly Attacks National Stock Exchange Tech Vendor, Among Others - The Quint | The Pointman | Scoop.it
In 2015, between 22 April and 4 May, Suckfly conducted a multistage attack on an Indian e-commerce company.
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Why you should be using encryption in 2016 - MyBroadband.co.za

Why you should be using encryption in 2016 - MyBroadband.co.za | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The technology is there. And the rationale for using it is simple: Breach prevention is dead.
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Developer of anonymous Tor software dodges FBI, leaves US - CNN.com

Developer of anonymous Tor software dodges FBI, leaves US - CNN.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Isis Agora Lovecruft, a core developer on the anonymous browser Tor, decided to leave the United States rather than talk to the FBI about an ongoing case.

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IBM’s Watson Has a New Project: Fighting Cybercrime - WIRED.com

IBM’s Watson Has a New Project: Fighting Cybercrime - WIRED.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Who needs Sherlock when you've got Watson?
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How do Hackers Hack your Passwords? - Techworm.net

How do Hackers Hack your Passwords? - Techworm.net | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Here are some ways that hackers use to hack your passwords Many of you might have been victims hackers taking over your Facebook, Gmail or other email account

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Satellites and Big Data to help save the oceans - GreenBiz.com

Satellites and Big Data to help save the oceans - GreenBiz.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Huge areas of the oceans will be protected by an emerging U.N. treaty, but new technology must be harnessed to enforce these ambitious initiatives.
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HPE report lays bare inner workings of cyber criminal economy - ComputerWeekly.com

HPE report lays bare inner workings of cyber criminal economy - ComputerWeekly.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The Business of Hacking report explores hacking as a business, assesses the underlying economy driving cyber crime and analyses the motivations behind attacks.
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Silk Road 3.0 makes a comeback in a new avatar on the Dark Web - Techworm.net

Silk Road 3.0 makes a comeback in a new avatar on the Dark Web - Techworm.net | The Pointman | Scoop.it

We are talking about the Silk Road which has been shut down twice by FBI and international authorities...

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The Pirate Bay loses its Main Domain Name in Court Battle - TheHackerNews.com

The Pirate Bay loses its Main Domain Name in Court Battle - TheHackerNews.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The lawsuit filed against Punkt SE claimed that The Pirate Bay was an illegal torrent site and that all tools, including the domain names thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se, used in connection with the illegal site should be suspended.
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British Hacker Wins Court Battle Over Encryption Keys - The Intercept

British Hacker Wins Court Battle Over Encryption Keys - The Intercept | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Thirty-one-year-old Lauri Love has been accused by U.S. authorities of hacking into U.S. government networks between 2012 and 2013, including those of the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and NASA.
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