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2 Million Kids at Risk from Latest Data Breach

It’s been a very active year for cybercriminals. The number of data breaches are out of control. Keeping your own information safe can be stressful enough, but what if you have to start worrying about your children or grandchildren’s safety? Unfortunately, with the latest data breach, that’s the world we are living in.

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Geo Locations in Photos Catch Criminals

Two Harvard students have unmasked around 229 drug and weapon dealers with the help of pictures taken by criminals and used in advertisements placed on dark web markets.

Do you know each image contains a range of additional hidden data stored within it that can be a treasure to the investigators fighting criminals?
Yeah it’s true — “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
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Apple Takes Backwards Step with iOS 10 Roll Out

After the iPhone encryption battle between Apple and the FBI, Apple was inspired to work toward making an unhackable future iPhones by implementing stronger security measures even the company can’t hack.

Even at that point the company hired one of the key developers of Signal — one of the world’s most secure, encrypted messaging apps — its core security team to achieve this goal.

But it seems like Apple has taken something of a backward step.

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Tick, tock, tick, tock: New Malware Hits Your Network Every Four Seconds

An exponential rise in malware means employees are at their highest-ever risk of accidentally installing malicious software onto an enterprise network — an event that happens every four seconds within the average company, a new report has warned.

Security researchers at Check Point analyzed information on over 30,000 security incidents discovered by the company’s ThreatCloud prevention software at more than 1,000 companies across the globe.

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MoDaCo Data Breach: 880,000 Users Exposed

Subscribers of UK-based MoDaCo, a forum specialising in smartphone news and reviews, have been unpleasantly surprised by notifications that the site and their account have been compromised.

But not all subscribers have been notified, and that’s because the alert didn’t come from the site admins, but from the Have I Been Pwnd? service. The service allows users to submit their email address and notifies them when it’s found in data batches stolen in breaches.Continue Reading…

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