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Some commercial password managers can be fooled into disclosing user passwords, researchers warn

Computing | March 19, 2020 -- In the current study, the researchers at the University of York tested five password managers and were able to fool two of them into revealing a password. According to researchers, those password managers used weak criteria to find out whether an app is genuine or not.[quote]"Security research like this, that finds potential vulnerabilities, is critical to making businesses and consumers safer by allowing potential weaknesses to be addressed in a responsible way, before they

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Expert Comments On Possible Carnival Cruise Line Data Breach

Information Security Buzz | March 06, 2020 -- Carnival Cruise line has reported a potential breach of its network after they found suspicious activity. The company reported the incident to the California Attorney General.[quote]"With 325,000 people sailing aboard Carnival ships every day, it is a party that hackers do not want to miss. Although there is no evidence that the compromised information has been used for fraud, it is important that companies are ready to prevent this potential misuse of

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Virgin Media Data Breach Affects 900,000 People

Information Security Buzz | March 06, 2020 -- A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months, the company has admitted. The information was accessed “on at least one occasion” by an unknown user.[quote]"Dark web data brokers are hard at work scraping up any piece of data exposed or breached. With each ounce of information, cybercriminals are putting the pieces of a consumer’s identity together to create a full

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Payment Security: The Role of Behavioral Biometrics

InfoRisk Today | March 04, 2020 -- Behavioral biometrics can play an important role in thwarting ever more sophisticated payment fraud schemes, says Robert Capps of Mastercard, who provides a fraud-fighting update.To watch the full video interview, go here.

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Expert Reaction On Estee Lauder Data Exposure

February 12, 2020 -- 440 million records from the Estee Lauder company were exposed online according to security Researcher at Security Discovery who found the door wide open on an Internet Facing database.[quote]"With the data stolen, customers are the primary targets for cybercriminals, who will use their information to take over accounts the victims have with other online companies. There is also the risk of impersonation by bad actors who will create new accounts with the victim’s information or open

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