Avoid That Billion-Dollar Fine: Blurring the Lines Between Security and Privacy

While doing good for the user is the theoretical ideal, the threat of fiscal repercussions should drive organizations to take privacy seriously. That means security and data privacy teams must work more closely. In the wake of companies such as British Airways, Marriott, and Facebook facing record privacy violation fines, organizations are seeing the ramifications […]

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New report says Windows’ EFS encryption could be leveraged by ransomware

Infosec teams are being warned about a vulnerability in Windows’ file encryption capability which may mean temporarily abandoning the EFS encryption functionality Windows has long offered the EFS file and folder capability in the Pro, Professional, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise and Education editions of the operating system. Organizations may find this built-in functionality useful for protecting certain […]

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JAMstack vs. Jamstack

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Is SEO Dead? (A Data-Driven Answer)

SEO has been changing drastically over the years. In 2010, Google made 516 algorithm changes. That number increased to 1,653 in 2016 and to 3,234 in 2018. We don’t have data for the last couple of years, but still, you can bet that the number is continually going up. With over 9 algorithm changes a […]

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3 ways to browse the web anonymously

Are you looking to hide in plain sight? Here’s a rundown of three options for becoming invisible online As concern about internet privacy grows and grows, more and more people are actively seeking to browse the web anonymously. There are various ways to avoid being identified or tracked on the internet, although, in fact, “attempt […]

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DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

A Georgia man who co-founded a service designed to protect companies from crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has pleaded to paying a DDoS-for-hire service to launch attacks against others. Tucker Preston, 22, of Macon, Ga., pleaded guilty last week in a New Jersey court to one count of damaging protected computers by transmission of a […]

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Samsung appoints Roh Tae-moon as head of mobile division

Roh Tae-moon, previously head of Samsung’s mobile development division, has been promoted to the head of Samsung’s entire mobile division. The 52-year old Roh Tae-moon oversaw the development of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones. In its press release, Samsung wrote that Roh Tae-moon’s leadership is needed to revitalize the organization in a competitive mobile device market. […]

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New Internet Explorer zero‑day remains unpatched

You may want to implement a workaround or stop using the browser altogether, at least until Microsoft issues a a fix Microsoft has released a security advisory alerting users to an as-yet unpatched vulnerability in its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser that is being exploited in limited targeted attacks. The zero-day, which is tracked as […]

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