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Biden signs cybersecurity executive order in the wake of pipeline shutdown

A new executive order from the White House is supposed to help prevent future incidents like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Source: https://www.engadget.com/white-house-eo-network-security-010757835.html Proactive Computing…

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Google is turning on two-factor authentication by default

You’ll only need to tap a prompt to confirm your identity. Source: https://www.engadget.com/google-two-factor-authentication-161224608.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article…

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2FA and Recycled Phone Numbers Are a Security Risk

Two-factor authorization is supposed to lead to increased security. That extra step is supposed to prevent spammers from breaking into your account. By just learning…

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Dell driver vulnerability affects hundreds of millions of PCs

Dell has been releasing a firmware update driver since 2009 that contains “five high severity flaws.” Source: https://www.engadget.com/dell-driver-vulnerability-affects-hundreds-of-millions-of-p-cs-122028649.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared…

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New Spectre attack once again sends Intel and AMD scrambling for a fix

Enlarge (credit: Intel) Since 2018, an almost endless series of attacks broadly known as Spectre has kept Intel and AMD scrambling to develop defenses to…

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AirDrop Security Flaw Exposes 1.5 Billion Apple Devices, Researchers Say

Apple’s AirDrop feature is a convenient way to share files between the company’s devices, but security researchers from Technische Universitat Darmstadt in Germany are warning…

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Geico Customers’ Driver’s License Numbers Stolen In Months-Long Data Breach

Casimiro PT/Shutterstock A security flaw allowed “fraudsters” to steal driver’s license numbers from Geico’s online sales system, according to a data breach notice filed with…

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Millions Upon Millions Upon Millions of Smart Devices Are Vulnerable to Hackers

New research shows that security flaws affecting as many as 100 million smart and industrial devices could allow a hacker to hijack the products or…

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How To Defend the Extended Network Against Web Risks

Aamir Lakhani, cybersecurity researcher for Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs, discusses criminals flocking to web server and browser attacks, and what to do about it. Source: https://threatpost.com/how-to-defend-the-extended-network-against-web-risks/165236/…

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America’s digital defender is underfunded, outmatched and ‘exhausted’

As the Biden administration hustles to contain the fallout from two massive cyberattacks that hit in the span of four months, the fledgling agency created…

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Microsoft Defender will automatically prevent Exchange server exploits

Microsoft Defender Antivirus has been updated so that it automatically mitigates CVE-2021-26855 on vulnerable Exchange servers. Source: https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-defender-prevent-exchange-server-exploits-191547916.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared…

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What Is Secure Email, and Should You Switch?

Email was invented in 1971 and has changed very little since then. In that time, it’s managed to become a major security risk to individuals,…

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Go Update Your Passwords Right Now

Hey, you, casual internet user. Why not go and update your passwords right now? I’m not trying to boss you around or anything, but semi-frequent…

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“ShareIt” Android app with over a billion downloads is a security nightmare

Enlarge / You can’t argue with that green “safe” shield. (credit: ShareIt) Trend Micro says it has found “several” security flaws in the popular Android…

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Hacked Florida water plant used shared passwords and Windows 7 PCs

The Oldsmar, Florida water plant hacked earlier this week used outdated Windows 7 PCs and shared passwords, the Associated Press has reported. A government advisory…

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This Researcher Hacked Into 35 Major Tech Companies, Including Microsoft, Tesla, and Netflix

Alex Birsan, a Romanian threat researcher, recently made over $130,000 by virtuously breaking into IT systems at dozens of major tech companies. Read more… Source:…

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Microsoft Defender now directly warns IT admins about nation-state attacks

Microsoft will soon warn Office 365 admins more directly about possible nation-state hacking activity, according to an update on its roadmap seen by ZDNet. Rather…

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Favicons Could Be the Supercookie That Tracks You Everywhere

As Apple prepares to launch its anti-tracking update for iOS, Facebook and other companies that have built their business on invading users’ privacy are nervous…

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Cyberpunk 2077 developer says it was hacked

CD Projekt Red, the developer of hit game Cyberpunk 2077 (review), reports that it’s been hacked and that the hackers are threatening to release confidential…

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How to Make Your Signal Chats as Secure as Possible

Signal secures all your conversations with end-to-end encryption, offering more privacy and security than your average chat app. But Signal offers some other useful security…

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Should You Pay for a Password Manager?

Password managers like Dashlane and 1Password promise to secure and sync your login information across all your browsers and devices. But chances are, you probably…

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How to Send Disappearing Messages in Instagram

Instagram is a popular outlet for spontaneous texts thanks to its variety of goofy filters and options. These are also the kind of conversations you…

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