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Does the Government Need Private Big Data Security?

Does the Government Need Private Big Data Security? | Data Security | Scoop.it
Recent news about the hacking of multiple government websites and email servers, including ones operated by the White House and the State Department, has raised very real concerns about security. I...
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Apple Pay Not Welcome at Rite-Aid and CVS

Apple Pay Not Welcome at Rite-Aid and CVS | Data Security | Scoop.it
The latest entry in the fast-moving world of high-technology is Apple Pay: a payment checkout application available to users of Apple’s mobile internet devices. Within one week of its launch, Apple...
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Cut Losses with Comprehensive Security Planning

Cut Losses with Comprehensive Security Planning | Data Security | Scoop.it
It is no secret that attacks by hackers can turn into significant financial losses for businesses. The scope of the damage being caused by these breaches of security are constantly widening as...
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Beware of a Few Bad Apples

Along with its massive success in launching the latest versions of the iPhone in September, selling over 10 million devices between the two models, Apple has been busy putting out fires from a series...
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Getting More Than What You Bargained For

Getting More Than What You Bargained For | Data Security | Scoop.it
Many of us have turned to eBay at one point or another looking for a great deal on items ranging from electronics to antique dolls. The peer to peer bidding site has gained a reputation for being a...
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From Cash to Code: Ecuador to Unveil New Digital Currency

From Cash to Code: Ecuador to Unveil New Digital Currency | Data Security | Scoop.it
Ecuador is smack in the center of the globe and now its government has also placed it at the center of a growing movement: The introduction of digital currency into the marketplace .  While the US...
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Slush 2014: Phenomenal Startups on Display in Helsinki

In just three years since its founding, Slush has become one of Eurasia’s largest conferences for startups and international investors. Held every fall in Helsinki Finland, it’s where startup...
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Internet of Things Comes Up Short On Data Security

Internet of Things Comes Up Short On Data Security | Data Security | Scoop.it
Tech-giant Hewlett Packard has released a revealing report on Internet of Things (IoT) and data security. Products such as thermostats, televisions, webcams and home alarms – we haven't been told t...
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The Internet of Things has to improve on data security according to Hewlett-Packard which has released a report on the security deficiencies of some of the most popular "smart" devices such as TVs and thermostats.

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Identifying Gaps In Your Mobile Security

Identifying Gaps In Your Mobile Security | Data Security | Scoop.it
As more of our lives become tied to our mobile devices, the security of our private data is fast becoming a growing concern. While many of us never consider ourselves to become targets for the NSA or...
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LifeLock pulls its wallet apps, deletes data in light of security worries

LifeLock pulls its wallet apps, deletes data in light of security worries | Data Security | Scoop.it
Wallet apps are typically more convenient than trying to keep tabs on a slew of identity and payment information yourself. However, that assumes that the
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The ID protection firm has both pulled the LifeLock Wallet mobile app and deleted user data after learning that its tool "may not be fully compliant" with payment card security standards. 

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Tech Companies Reveal Security Requests - MIT Technology Review

Tech Companies Reveal Security Requests - MIT Technology Review | Data Security | Scoop.it
Tech Companies Reveal Security Requests
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Last Monday, Verizon revealed for the first time approximately how many national security requests for customer data it receives under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
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Richard Blech's blog: Data Just Got a Whole Lot Safer

Richard Blech's blog: Data Just Got a Whole Lot Safer | Data Security | Scoop.it

With so many ways for sensitive data to fall into undesirable hands, a new solution to data security is patrolling the markets.

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PKMS2 Technologies is the owner and operator of their patent-pending PKMS2 state-of-the-art- encryption, which was acquired from the founders of Wikifamilies, Inc.

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Stolen Credit Card Details and Customer E-mails: Home Depot Facing a Major Security Breach

Stolen Credit Card Details and Customer E-mails: Home Depot Facing a Major Security Breach | Data Security | Scoop.it
Criminals use custom-built malware to steal credit card information Earlier this month, Home Depot revealed that payment data related to approximately 56 million credit cards had been breached by h...
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Cyber-attacks: More Worrisome than Terrorism?

Cyber-attacks: More Worrisome than Terrorism? | Data Security | Scoop.it
As governments around the world are spending billions to protect their citizens from terrorism, a recent Gallup poll has revealed that citizens are actually more concerned about the threat of thieves...
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Legal Firms Offer Weak Spots for Hackers in Digital Security

Legal Firms Offer Weak Spots for Hackers in Digital Security | Data Security | Scoop.it
The fact that corporate espionage has gone high tech is nothing new to anybody familiar with the realm of international business. Corporations operating on a global level have come to terms with the...
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Do Your Home Work

Do Your Home Work | Data Security | Scoop.it
Many retailers throughout the nation were taken aback this year when it came to light that The Home Depot had exposed to risk as many as 56 million cards that were used for payment at their brick and...
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The exposure of Home Depot data to hackers during 2014

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Who's Listening In? Tox and the Grassroots Effort to Make Chat More Secure

Who's Listening In? Tox and the Grassroots Effort to Make Chat More Secure | Data Security | Scoop.it
Sometimes, imitation is indeed the highest form of flattery. But you probably can't say the same for Tox, a rogue, open-source alternative to Skype. It's developers first rallied on the chat forum ...
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“Lizard Squad” Hackers Target Twitch

“Lizard Squad” Hackers Target Twitch | Data Security | Scoop.it
Twitch, the leading videogame live-streaming website, became a victim of the hacker group known as “Lizard Squad” . The group has launched a series of denial-of-service attacks against Twitch,...
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Spending all Your Time Hacking into Computers? We Have a Job for You

Spending all Your Time Hacking into Computers? We Have a Job for You | Data Security | Scoop.it
Today you can get a great job doing what you love with one of the largest defense contractors in the country, such as Boeing, Northrup Grumman, or Raytheon, make good money, buy something nice for...
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Dropcam: Not Just Another Silicon Valley Cinderella

Dropcam: Not Just Another Silicon Valley Cinderella | Data Security | Scoop.it
Google's Nest recently announced acquisition of Dropcam in a $555 million cash deal is more than just a classic Silicon Valley Cinderella story. The two developers of this popular improvement on th...
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California welcomes Proximity, LLC and Secure Channels, Inc

California welcomes Proximity, LLC and Secure Channels, Inc | Data Security | Scoop.it
Proximity, LLC and Secure Channels, Inc. open new office in Irvine, California Proximity, LLC and Secure Channels, Inc. are international, high-technology companies under the helm of Richard Blech,...
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eBay asks 145 million users to change passwords after cyber attack

eBay asks 145 million users to change passwords after cyber attack | Data Security | Scoop.it

eBay Inc said on Wednesday that a cyber attack carried out three months ago has compromised customer data, and the company urged 145 million users of its online commerce platform to change their passwords.

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Unknown hackers stole email addresses, encrypted passwords, birth dates, mailing addresses and other information in an attack carried out between late February and early March. The files did not contain financial information.

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97.5% mobile data attacks target Android - Computer Business Review

97.5% mobile data attacks target Android - Computer Business Review | Data Security | Scoop.it
More than 500 million attacks were traced during the third quarter.
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Did you know about the Svpeng trojan, which can access users' bank account directly from a smartphone?

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