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Security missives from the front lines
This is a curated collection of my own encounters as well as some that were contributed by others. If you have some gems to share please send them along or leave a comment below. I'd love to build this list out as I know there are many more out there.
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Security of online voting debated
It's examining the possibility of taking part in the Government's online voting trial for next year's local body elections. Despite the $ 240,000 price tag, staff are recommending council register interest. The only councillor who supported the trial …
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Kaymu assures on online security for shoppers
Kaymu, at her Entrepreneurs' club seminar which took place at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Conference and Exhibition Centre in Lagos, has assured shoppers of protection against online fraudsters and hackers in the process of …
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China arrests 15000 who 'jeopardized Internet security'
China has arrested a whopping 15,000 people for acts that “jeopardized Internet security,” police said Tuesday. It's a mark of the country's continuing crackdown on online dissidents, which has ranged from a crusade against pornography—this was …
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First Library to Support Anonymous Internet Browsing Effort Stops After DHS Email
The library allowed Tor users around the world to bounce their Internet traffic through the library, thus masking users' locations. Soon after state authorities received an email about it from an agent at the Department of Homeland Security. “The …
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China arrests 15000 people for web security violations
A crackdown on “cyber crime” by Chinese authorities appeared to reach a new level on Tuesday when police said they had arrested 15,000 people for online security violations. The announcement, posted on the website of the Ministry of Public Security …
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Ashley Madison hackers publish compromised records
The group responsible for the Ashley Madison hack published the compromised records on Tuesday, delivering on the promise made when the hack was announced in July. The compromised records include account profile information, personal information, …
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Indusface releases a list of online security stats that websites cannot afford
It is unfortunate that even some of the major online brand names overlook app security and compliance." Gartner research has already predicted that increasing adoption of cloud and mobile will drive the security market, which is estimated to $ 76.9 …
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Ashley Madison self-assessments highlight security fears and failures
Last June, executives and business leaders at Avid Life Media (ALM) responded to an internal Q&A addressing their strengths and fears. This assessment was leaked as part of the documents released by Impact Team this week, and offers a unique insight …
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Agora, Internet drug den, going offline amid security concerns
Agora, an online marketplace where items ranging from illicit drugs to forged documents are bought and sold, is indefinitely shuttering its doors on the Dark Web due to supposed security concerns. The administrators of the underground bazaar said …
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Application security needs to be shored up now

Application security needs to be shored up now
PCI DSS requirement 6 falls into the domain of software developers who are involved in the development of applications that process, store or and transmit cardholder data. There is little low-hanging fruit here, and firms that have in-scope …
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Whole Foods drops security firm after Calif. store attack
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Whole Foods Market says it has cut ties entirely with the security firm that had been patrolling an Oakland store where a security guard allegedly beat a customer unconscious. Company spokeswoman Beth Krauss tells the Oakland …
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Is poor software development the biggest cyber threat?
The “Forrester Wave: Application Security Report”, which evaluates vendors for security and risk professionals, says many firms have rushed to bring applications online, building out consumer-facing websites, buying commercial off-the-shelf (COTS …
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Rapid7 research exposes internet of things security problems

Rapid7 research exposes internet of things security problems
The research was conducted by Rapid7 senior security consultant Mark Stanislav in response to reported breaches of internet connected baby monitors to understand the scope of the security risk. Nine video baby monitors – ranging in price from $ 55 to …
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Online shoppers still harbor security concerns, finds Worldpay
A sense of security takes top priority for nearly one quarter of shoppers polled, when evaluating whether to purchase goods from a retailer online, according to a new global survey of 3,500 customers conducted by Worldpay. The research was carried out …
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Census Bureau of US Strengthens Online Security Following Security Breach
Census Bureau of US Strengthens Online Security Following Security Breach. Nextgov.com reported on 28th July, 2015 stating that US Census Bureau wants to ensure that it is not phished by cybercriminals. With reference to the increasingly common …
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Security industry reacts to Oracle's CSO missive
The Internet Archive also has a copy. There does appear to be an increase in the number of security researchers and enterprises vetting their software for security flaws. Due to concerns about software security, quality enterprises are conducting what …
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UAF offers online security and disaster management master's degree
This program is designed to give homeland and emergency management practitioners in the military, civilian government agencies and other industries the skills they need to operate and strategize on issues of security and disaster management. As an …
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Increased concerns about online security have led to the adoption of two
A recent report commissioned by Telesign revealed that 80% of users of online accounts worry about security and 96% fear being hacked. The report also highlighted that 40% have actually experienced some kind of security incident. It found that only 30% …
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Identity theft cases in Mackay, Moranbah spark online security warning

Identity theft cases in Mackay, Moranbah spark online security warning
"Provided you have provided sufficient information, cyber criminals can get an awful amount of legitimate, accurate, personal information from any form of social media, if we let them." He said most identity crime was a result of lax security online …
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