Tag Archives: data security

The New Norm: Summer Trends with Evette Rios

The New Norm: Summer Trends with Evette Rios

**Sponsored Content** Summer is here…yet we are entering the next phase of social distancing due to coronavirus. So, how do we ensure a fun, safe and productive summer? Lifestyle Expert Evette Rios and InTheNews.TV recently partnered up with a few favorite brands that can help us navigate our new normal this summer…everything from tech tools for home activities, new technology for …

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Houzz, the AR home decor company, discloses user data breach

Augmented reality company Houzz has disclosed a data breach, stating that certain information pertaining to select users may have been exposed. According to the company, an “unauthorized third party” was able to obtain some user data, including certain internal account data, some internal identifiers, and select publicly visible user profile information. Houzz is a home improvement platform that offers an … Continue reading

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Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers

The Pentagon still has to grapple with data security woes despite efforts to harden its sites and networks. Defense Department officials have revealed that a travel record data breach at an unnamed contractor exposed the personal info of military an...

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Google’s Titan security key tackles hardware-based authentication

Yesterday, Google shared a rather surprisingly statistic when it claimed that none of its 85,000 employees have had their work accounts compromised since early 2017.

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Secure Data Act bill may block encryption backdoor orders

Newly introduced bipartisan legislation called the Secure Data Act aims to prevent government access to encrypted data via backdoors.

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Japan IT Week Spring 2018: Here’s what to expect

Almost all of the major annual tech shows, like CES, MWC, and IFA, happen in the West, though, of course, their audience and exhibitors come from all over the world. There are, however, other equally big IT gatherings on the other side of the globe that also give important insight on the trends and developments in those regions.

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This Android app shared thousands of private photos and docs

This morning one intrepid Android user discovered a bit of a security hole in an app called XGimp. This app had good intentions, to be sure – but there’s was a bit of a mistake in its basic structure. The app allowed the user to edit a photo with a simple image editor locally, or, if they wanted, the app … Continue reading

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2017’s worst passwords will leave you horrified

We’re less than two weeks out from the start of 2018, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to look back at some of the worst passwords of the year. This year was particularly bad for online security, with many companies reporting breaches that left customer data exposed. Of course, we also have the Yahoo breaches that were … Continue reading

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Google’s next Android security lockdown

Android had its Unwanted Software Policy updated this week by Google in an effort to stamp out new tricks of the trade. Google Safe Browsing will be the face of this effort, blasting warnings both on websites and in apps for malicious apps attempting to collect user’s personal data without their opt-in consent. It’s important as we drive ever closer … Continue reading

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ProtonMail’s new tool encrypts your top secret email contacts

ProtonMail, the encrypted email service for individuals who are concerned about data privacy and security, has just announced a new encrypted contacts manager that secures your potentially sensitive contact details. The feature is most useful for those with contacts they must keep secure, such as journalists who don’t want their sources exposed to potentially prying eyes.

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