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The Senate Just Voted to Kill Your Privacy

A cybersecurity bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, passed the Senate 74-21yesterday. What does this mean for your personal security?

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Tags: Cyber Security, OPM, Ashley Madison, CISA, Law

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The Treasure Trove of a Hacked Computer

"There's nothing a hacker would want on my computer anyway." That's something we hear now and then when people are dismissive of making sure their computers are secure. Is it true though? Even if you don't do online shopping, banking or tax filing, there's still plenty of information a hacker could steal from your computer.

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Tags: Ransomware, Spam, Malware, Hack, DDOS, Phishing, Spoofing, Credit Card Fraud, Cyberattack, Warez

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How much does computer downtime cost businesses?

A survey of small business owners shows that the majority of them (65%) think an all-day Internet outage would cost them about $500. In reality, Internet downtime is much more costly than that.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, Managed IT

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China Still Attacking the US

Last month, the US and China negotiated a deal that did not prohibit cyberspying for national security reasons, but did prohibit cyberattacks for economic espionage. Despite the agreement, a number of cyberattacks on American companies from China have continued.

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Tags: Cyber Security, China, United States, Cyberattack

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Making the Digital World Safer

Dan Greer, a leader in computer security analysis, spoke several months ago at the Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas. In his speech, he outlined ten policies he thinks would make the cyberworld safer. Being a person who was raising concern and awareness of computer security before most of the world understood the risks, these are ideas corporations and governments should seriously consider.

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Tags: Cyber Security, Dan Greer

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Government Smurfs Own Your Phone

Government whistleblower in exile Edward Snowden warns that the US and British governments want to eavesdrop on your phone and take pictures with it.

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Tags: NSA, Edward Snowden, GCHQ

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The Secret of the Boarding Pass Barcode

Do you toss your old boarding passes in the trash? You'd be better off tossing them in the shredder.

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Tags: Identity Theft

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