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Massive Facebook Breach Affects 90 Million Accounts

Facebook forced a reset of more than 50 million user accounts on Thursday and would force another 40 million account resets in the coming days, citing a major breach of the site’s security that allowed unknown attackers to take over people’s accounts.

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Report: Hacking Risk for Connected Vehicles Shows Significant Decline

Smart vehicles are less vulnerable than they were a few years ago, thanks to improvements in security according to a new report from the security firm IOActive.

Podcast Episode 112: what it takes to be a top bug hunter

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:54 — 45.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS In this week’s episode (#112): top bug hunters can earn more than $1 million a year from “bounties” paid for information on exploitable software holes in common platforms and applications. What does it take to be among the best? We talk with Jason Haddix of the firm Bug Crowd to find out. Also: The Internet Society’s Jeff Wilbur talks about the new #GetIoTSmart campaign to educate device makers and the public about Internet of Things security. 

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Report: Firms Could Use Better Vulnerability Assessment to Fight Cyberthreats

Half of organizations are relative teenagers in terms of maturity when it comes to their vulnerability-assessment practices, a key aspect of successful strategies to defend themselves quickly against cyber attacks, a recent report has found.

Episode 106: Election Trolls Are Afoot. We Talk To The Guy Who Watches Them

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:55 — 27.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#106): with the November midterm elections in the U.S. fast approaching, election related shenanigans have already cropped up in connection with contested races in swing states, as well as around “hot button” issues such as gun control and race. To find out what the trolls are trolling about, we speak with Jonathan Morgan, the CEO at the firm NewKnowledge, which provides disinformation defense services for organizations.