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Amid Rampant Data Theft, Consumers left Breached and Burned Out

May 4, 2015 17:260 comments
Consumers are experiencing data breach burnout and aren't taking steps to protect themselves, data from Experian suggests.

In-brief: According to data from Experian, fewer than one in ten consumers who have had personal information exposed in a major data breach take advantage of credit monitoring services offered by the company responsible for the breach – evidence of what the company says is data breach fatigue. Like this:Like Loading…

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Update: RSA Warns of Supply Chain Attack on Point of Sale Vendors

April 30, 2015 13:300 comments
Update: RSA Warns of Supply Chain Attack on Point of Sale Vendors

In-brief: RSA said it detected evidence of a malicious software campaign that targeted employees at point of sale vendors – a possible effort to compromise the PoS supply chain.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Surgical Robots The Latest To Fall To Whitehats

April 29, 2015 10:163 comments
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, pose with Raven II surgical robots in a photo from 2012. Subsequent work by the researchers uncovered ways the robots could be hacked. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

In-brief: Researchers from the University of Washington demonstrated attacks against “a slew” of exploitable vulnerabilities in a surgical robot they helped develop. They included attacks that could cause “jerky motion of robot’s arms” or render the surgical robot “motionless” and “almost unusable.” Like this:Like Loading…

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A Good Housekeeping Seal for the Connected Home?

April 21, 2015 21:340 comments
A Good Housekeeping Seal for the Connected Home?

In-brief: Experts on the security of the Internet of Things warned that lax security and privacy protections are rampant in connected home products, but consumers have no way of knowing whether the products they buy are easy targets for hackers.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Update: Hacker on a Plane: FBI Seizes Researcher’s Gear

April 17, 2015 09:4860 comments
Equipment seized from security researcher Chris Roberts by the FBI.

In-brief: The FBI seized equipment from noted security researcher Chris Roberts on Wednesday, alleging that Roberts may have tampered with the systems aboard a United flight to Chicago. Roberts denies the claim.  Like this:Like Loading…

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