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Cybersecurity and Personal Data Breach Report July 30 2018

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Cybersecurity and Personal Data Breach Report July 30 2018

1. "Here's What Chrome's New Security Warnings Actually Mean"

LIFEFHACKER.COM - Author: David Murphy - Date: July 24, 2018 

Chrome fans might have noticed a little change in their browsers today. Assuming you’re running Chrome’s latest iteration, version 68, you’ll now see a big “not secure” button in the address bar whenever you pull up a website that starts with http:// instead of https://. (For what it’s worth, I’m using Chrome version 67.0.3396.99, and it pops up there, too, whenever a page has a data entry field.) Will you ignore this warning? . ... Continue Reading



2. "Two-Factor Text Authentication Isn't Enough to Keep Your Accounts Secure"

LIFEHACKER.COM - Author: David Murphy - Date: July 25, 2018 

"Just last week, Instagram confirmed reports that it’s modifying its two-factor authentication setup to allow users to log in with passcodes from security apps—like Google Authenticator. While this isn’t the sexiest of news, it’s great to see this practice growing in popularity: using a token-based app, rather than a text message, to authenticate into other apps and services.You should be doing this whenever possible." ...Continue Reading




3. "Email-Based Attacks a Growing Risk"

INFOSECURITY-MAGAZINE.COM - Author: Kacy Zurkus - Date: July 2018

Human beings have long been the weakest link in an organization’s security chain, largely because they so often fall victim to phishing campaigns, and a new report from Mimecast, State of Email Security 2018, found that attackers continue to target end users with email-based attacks. According to the report, the C-suite is putting businesses in danger."  ... Continue Reading



4. "Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter Launch Data Transfer Project"

DARKREADING.COM - Author: Kelly Sheridan - Date: July 23, 2018

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter have teamed up to launch a new initiative dubbed the Data Transfer Project (DTP), which is intended to simplify data sharing across services. The open-source effort is dedicated to building tools that will enable users to directly transfer information from one service to another so they don't have to download and re-upload it, explains Google, which first mentioned the project in a post about its preparations for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)."     ... Continue Reading




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