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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

After suffering a hack last month, the company has added two-factor authentication


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Washington is coming for your personal data

Little-noticed change to judicial rules gives the FBI greater powers to conduct remote searches, and the 'zombie bill' CISA is on the fast track to a Senate vote

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Watch out for these 9 information security threats

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

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6 reasons why improving security is so hard

The best practices for enterprise security are well known. So why are so few companies implementing them?

Google error leaks website owners' personal information

Privacy breach involves whois database that contains contact information for people who've bought domain names

7 warning signs of could-be rogue employees

7 warning signs an employee has gone rogue

Trust and IT go hand in hand. Here are the red flags to watch for before you get burned

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Microsoft muddles cloud storage in Office 365 for iOS

Microsoft's confusing mix of file-access methods will confound users and make document management iffy

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Obama: Tech companies and government must share threat data

In his address at the White House Summit on Cyber Security, the president emphasized that neither government nor the private sector can tackle the problem alone

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Beware of hot foreign spies who want to steal your data

The hottest new attack tool for stealing sensitive information? Sexy foreign spies. Learn the tools and methods used to bait and hook high-value employees and bleed your organization dry of data

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FBI probes for source of fraudulent TurboTax filing spike

There has been a significant increase in fraudulent tax returns so far this year using Intuit's tax preparation software

Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Members of the platform will be able to query and upload data about the attacks they had to deal with

Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android

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Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

Box Enterprise Key Management security model lets users securely stash encryption keys in the cloud

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Real data security for all is now getting its start on mobile

Two approaches to data security are being pioneered on mobile, but over time will protect you anywhere

Box fixes flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Mac users are advised to upgrade to version 4.0.6035 of the file storage and sharing service

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The best computer security advice you'll get

The world is awash in bad security advice that distracts from addressing the real threats. Here's what you really need to know

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Obama proposes new 30-day data breach notification law

The president previewed a new data breach notification law today in a speech to the Federal Trade Commission

Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this

Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts

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