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Daily Brief – July 18, 2018

I know, it’s only Wednesday. How about some tear-jerking news that to get you over the weekly hump? Faith in humanity: Restored. Time for your favorite brief of the day.   Telefonica breach exposes personal data of ‘millions’ of customers To access the data of other customers, users only had to be logged into the

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Daily Brief – July 17, 2018

How do you answer security questions if you’re famous? It’s easy to find out the name of a celebrity’s first pet or the make of their first car. Practice setting long, unique answers to your security questions (celebrity or not) and then store them in a password manager. And now, today’s daily brief.   New

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Daily Brief – July 16, 2018

Samsung’s newest phones will boast something Apple has given up on. And the battle continues! Here’s today’s daily brief.   Russia says it prevented 25 million cyber attacks, other acts during World Cup The comments were made during Putin’s meeting with the security council organized for the World Cup on Sunday evening, soon after the

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Daily Brief – July 13, 2018

I’m happy to announce that not only is today Friday, but this Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Here are 11 ways to celebrate if you live in Austin. Have a sweet weekend! Now, your daily brief.   These 18 States Are Most Vulnerable To Election Hacking: Dems The Committee on House Administration Democrats released

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Daily Brief – July 12, 2018

Good morning! Google’s Chrome browser is teasing a new re-design, but their Site Isolation feature (story below) is available now… …just like this daily brief.   Military Documents Stolen Because Someone Forgot to Update the Router Password You too can have better cybersecurity than the U.S. military just by properly setting up your router. Frequent data breaches are bleeding

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Daily Brief – July 11, 2018

Police hacking into iPhones, Facebook’s “big” fine, and Twitter’s massive account purge. If you’re hungry for some news, today has been action-packed already:   Ticketmaster Breach Part of Massive Payment Card Hacking Campaign Threat actor Magecart has infiltrated over 800 e-commerce sites with card skimming software installed on third-party software components, RiskIQ says. The stock market is rewarding

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Daily Brief – July 10, 2018

Is cybersecurity jargon becoming a problem? How do you balance the complexity of cybersecurity with the necessity of it? Good thing today’s Daily Brief is pretty straightforward:   Macy’s data breach targeted customers who shopped online If you shopped online at Macy’s, make sure you check your credit card statement. Macy’s reported a data security

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Daily Brief – July 9, 2018

Bad news: You don’t get Wednesday off this week. Good news: We’ve got your Daily Brief ready to go:   Timehop discloses July 4 data breach affecting 21 million Timehop has disclosed a security breach that has compromised the personal data (names and emails) of 21 million users (essentially its entire user base). Around a

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Daily Brief – July 6, 2018

Mighty Giant released an animated cybersecurity breach video for NCC Group that reminds me of the scenes in Mr. Robot. It’s pretty neat if you’re looking for something to watch while sipping your morning coffee. Let’s get you started with the last brief of this week.   ‘Data breach fatigue’ may breed complacency about online

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Daily Brief – July 5, 2018

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July, even if you were stuck in gloomy, humid weather like my fellow Austinites. Do you know exactly which third-party apps you allow access to your Gmail? They might have the ability to read your emails and messages. Check if you have any risky apps connected to your

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