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17 hours ago Ease off on the security certifications and focus on these things instead

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Are you thinking of getting an IT information security-related certification? Perhaps you want to go for Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), or, assuming you have the required experience, the CISSP? These certifications not only look good on your resume but, the best part to me, is that you learn some great material along the way. These certifications are valuable and will, no doubt, benefit

17 hours ago How to fix disappearing iPhone passwords

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Once you've changed your Apple/iCloud password you may find it keeps disappearing from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Here's how to bring it back for good.

10 hours ago As of today, iThings are even harder for police to probe

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iOS 10.3 lands, complete with heavily encrypted Apple File System

Apple today released iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 (14W265), the first two of all of which bring some pleasing extra functionality to iThings, But the main attraction in the new release is Apple File System, because it adds comprehensive encryption to the iPhone and Apple Watch.

16 hours ago Ransomware scammers exploited Safari bug to extort porn-viewing iOS users

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Apple fixes flaw attackers used to trick uninformed users into paying a fine.

15 hours ago LastPass acknowledges browser extension vulnerability, working on fix

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Another LastPass vulnerability has been discovered by Google Project Zero hacker Tavis Ormandy. LastPass calls the vulnerability 'unique and highly sophisticated'.

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8 hours ago Google Researcher Finds New Flaw in LastPass

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Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy has identified yet another serious vulnerability in the LastPass browser extension. The developers of the password manager are aware of the flaw and are working on a patch.

2 hours ago US Congress votes on FCC rules: Why your web history could be at risk

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A House vote on federal rules regarding broadband privacy could put your web browsing history at stake, allowing ISPs to sell your information to advertisers.

15 hours ago Now Is The Time For Marketers To Get Involved In Cybersecurity

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As part of a series exploring cybersecurity and its impact on consumers, marketers, and marketing. I talked with Holly Rollo, the CMO of RSA, a Dell Technologies business. The following focuses on marketing's role in cybersecurity.

14 hours ago Britain's Home Secretary Enters the Encryption Debate

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An analysis of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd's call for law enforcement to gain access to encrypted communications services, such as WhatsApp, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a preview of ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco.

54 minutes ago A SANS Service Review

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Security Operations Centers are increasingly important in today's enterprises

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6 hours ago Ransom scam exploits Apple iOS Safari flaw to target porn viewers

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The scareware campaign duped victims into paying a ransom.

24 minutes ago The Dell Wyse 3040 Blurs The Lines Between Entry PC And Secure Thin Client

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Thin clients don't get a whole lot of attention in the world of iPhones and PC detachables, but the latest improvements in VDI and thin clients like the Dell Wyse 3040 could make a big difference in that.

39 minutes ago Zoho launches AI to assist sales desk productivity

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CRM provider Zoho is joining other major firms providing AI-enabled efficiencies, rolling out a digital assistant called Zia as one of a number of improvements it has unveiled to boost the productivity of sales people.

Zia detects anomalies and suggests workflows and macros, and advises salespeople about the best time to contact a prospect. 

"Intelligent technologies

39 minutes ago 8 Things to Expect from a Cloud Application Suite

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I?ve upgrade my 2012 post about Cloud Application Suites to reflect how the cloud application space has matured.

39 minutes ago The complexities of those dreaded security questionnaires

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If you work in IT you've, no doubt, come across one of those dreaded security questionnaires. You know, those documents and spreadsheets containing hundreds of security-related questions forced upon you by prospective customers and business partners. Some are custom while others come from a standards body or are otherwise derived from one of the various security standards or regulations. Everyone's

39 minutes ago One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot

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Malicious loaders delivered by self-extracting Dropbox files - enabling payloads to bypass detection.

1 hour ago Apple Patches Hundreds of Vulnerabilities Across Product Lines

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Apple Patches Desktop, Mobile, Wearable Platforms to Fix More than 200 Security Vulnerabilities

1 hour ago 1.4 Billion Records Compromised in 2016: Report

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Nearly 1.4 billion records were compromised in 2016 as a result of roughly 1,800 data breaches, according to Gemalto's latest Breach Level Index report.

1 hour ago State Of The Home Security Market: Interview With SimpliSafe's CEO Chad Laurans

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SimpliSafe, founded by Laurans Chad, was one of the first companies to introduce a DIY home security product back in 2006, years before the smart home category really took off. Since then its solutions were installed in more than 300,000 American homes. Chad and I met for a talk about home security:

2 hours ago RIP: Antivirus veteran Raimund Genes, 54

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Trend Micro CTO suffered fatal heart attack

Colleagues and friends are mourning the sudden death of distinguished antivirus industry veteran Raimund Genes last Friday.

3 hours ago MIT: US cyber insecurity a 'disgrace' that Trump needs to take seriously

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MIT says that unless cybersecurity becomes a priority and more than just lip service, US core services will be at risk.

3 hours ago Data Breach Notifications: What's Optimal Timing?

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Answer: It DependsNot too fast, not too slow. Notwithstanding regulations and contractual obligations, that's legal and security experts' consensus on how quickly organizations that suspect they've been breached should notify individuals whose information may have been exposed.

3 hours ago Apple squashes cert-handling bug affecting macOS and iOS

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Flaw posed remote code execution risk

Apple has resolved a certification validation vulnerability affecting both macOS and iOS users.

3 hours ago Targeted Attacks on Industrial Sector Increasingly Common: Kaspersky

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Kaspersky Lab's recently launched ICS-CERT department has published a report detailing the industrial sector threat landscape based on data collected by the company in the second half of 2016.

4 hours ago New IBM security tool uses machine learning to help businesses detect phishing

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A new solution from IBM Trusteer automates website classification and can help label phishing websites 250% faster than traditional methods.

4 hours ago Mobile malware is up 400% from last year, and Android is the most infected

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Android devices account for a vast majority of mobile malware infections. Could you be at risk?

4 hours ago Apple Blocks 'Locked for Illegal Pornography' Ransomware

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Slew of Security Updates Also Includes Block for Rogue 911 CallsA scareware campaign has been locking iOS devices with faux ransomware, demanding a payoff via virtual iTunes gift cards, security researchers warn. A fix for the exploited iOS flaw is included in a massive batch of product patches and updates released by Apple.

5 hours ago New Methods And Regulations Are Still Needed To Protect Against Cyber Crime

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New York State has issued guidelines that could help get us closer to a reasonable standard, but we must do even more to stay one step ahead.

6 hours ago Video Interview: How cognitive AI and Watson detect and deter modern cyber-threats

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Live from the X-Force Command Center IBM's VP of Threat Intelligence Caleb Barlow explains how AI can fight off hackers, and details why and how your company should run data breach response drills.

6 hours ago World+dog had 1.4 BEEEELLION of its data records exposed last year

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That's 86% up on 2015... and it's mostly identity theft

Almost 1.4 billion data records were compromised worldwide during 2016, a whopping increase of 86 per cent compared to the year before.