Data Protection Alert: This Valentine’s Day, treat your personal data like a ‘loved one’

While the collection and use of personal data is in fact key to their business, companies often neglect the importance of personal data and adequate data security measures.The phrase “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” therefore not only apply to loved ones, but also to personal data, and in particular to the loss thereof.Continue Reading…

Verity Health Data Breach- Affecting Possible 10,000 patients

The personal information of more than 10,000 patients of Verity Health may have been compromised after the website of the Redwood City health system was hacked.

The information included patient names, dates of birth, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, medical record numbers and the last four digits of credit card numbers, dated between 2010 and 2014, Verity said. It did not include Social Security numbers. Verity is notifying the affected patients by mail.Continue Reading…

Hacker Gets Into 150,000 Exposed Printers And Makes Them Spit Out Funny Messages

Over the weekend, a hacker by the name of Stackoverflowin gained access to 150,000 unsecured and internet accessible printers using an automated script, making the devices print out customised messages. Stackoverflowin said he did it for fun, but it’s a good lesson for those who leave their printers exposed. We have some tips on protecting your printer.Continue Reading…

Browser Autofill Feature Can Leak All Your Data!

No one likes filling out browser forms, especially on mobile devices.

To help make this whole process faster, Google Chrome and other major browsers offer “Autofill” feature that automatically fills out web form based on data you have previously entered in similar fields.

However, it turns out that an attacker can use this autofill feature against you and trick you into spilling your private information to hackers or malicious third parties.Continue Reading…

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