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Security scores for cloud companies on the way

Businesses will be able to use the Vendor Security Alliance-designed questionnaire to evaluate the security practices of third-party partners

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A single ransomware network has pulled in $121 million

A ransomware author was able to collect $121 million in ransomware payments during the first half of this year

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Hackers smear Olympic athletes with data dump of medical files

Hackers are trying to tarnish the U.S. Olympic team by releasing documents they claim show athletes including gymnast Simone Biles and tennis players Venus and Serena Williams used illegal substances during the Rio Games.

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MySQL zero-day exploit puts some servers at risk of hacking

A publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MySQL database could allow attackers to completely compromise some servers

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Keep the faith: A vote for voting systems

Rising fear about Russian hacks of US voting systems could do as much damage as actual breaches, but only if we let it

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Best Deals of the Week, September 5th - September 9th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 5th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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A USB device is all it takes to steal credentials from locked PCs

A security researcher demonstrated that all it takes to steal an OS account's password hash from a Windows computer in a locked state, is to plug in a special USB device for a few seconds.

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OPM hack was avoidable, says congressional report

The hack compromised personal information of millions of current and former US federal employees

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15% off APC 650VA 8-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply and Surge Protector - Deal Alert

This backup power supply from APC provides guaranteed power for desktop computers, wireless networks, gaming consoles and other electronics, allowing you to work through power outages and protect your data and equipment.

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US investigates Russia for attempting to hack the election

US officials see a potential Russia covert operation aimed at November's elections

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Regular password changes make things worse

Changing passwords is supposed to make things more difficult for attackers. Unfortunately, research shows that human nature means it makes it easier

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How to keep viral memes from spreading malware in your enterprise

Stop! Infected Pokemon Go, games and memes are spreading malware

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Review: Top tools for preventing data leaks

Comodo, Digital Guardian, and Forcepoint provide strong protection for sensitive data

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25% off Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive - Deal Post

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Drive is one of Seagate's thinnest and most eye-catching portable hard drives

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Real-life examples test whether you are prepared for a cyberattack

These tabletop exercises will update your response plan for live action

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Don't bring your bad security habits to the cloud

Not enough enterprises are using their cloud migrations to finally bring their data security up to snuff

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A deeper look at business impact of a cyberattack

Hidden costs can amount to 90% of the total business impact on an organization, and will most likely be experienced two years or more after the event

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U.S. intelligence to share supply chain threat reports with industry

Focus is expected to be on bad actors to pre-empt attacks, not just signatures in existing attacks

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