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Hacking Team Shows the World How Not to Stockpile Exploits

Hacking Team Shows the World How Not to Stockpile Exploits

Zero-day exploits are like gold to hackers. Keep them all in one place and you’re asking to get robbed.

The post Hacking Team Shows the World How Not to Stockpile Exploits appeared first on WIRED.

Breach of Health Insurer Exposes Sensitive Data of Millions of Patients

Breach of Health Insurer Exposes Sensitive Data of Millions of Patients

Apparently the data breaches of Target, Sony, Home Depot and a host of others weren’t sufficient to convince Anthem to encrypt patient Social Security numbers. The health insurer, billed as the second largest in the country, announced late Wednesday that it had suffered a breach that may have exposed data on as many as 80 […]

The post Breach of Health Insurer Exposes Sensitive Data of Millions of Patients appeared first on WIRED.

Killing the Password

Passwords suck. Plain and simple. They inconvenience the user, and are far too easy to crack…or guess…or fall victim to internet trickery that gets you to give them away. A better solution is overdue. Killing the password is “Challenge Accepted” for DARPA

Anyway, check out the article and start thinking of a day when we are free of password hell. It may not be tomorrow, but it is coming.

Seven ways DARPA is trying to kill the password | PCWorld.

 

Daily Report: Keeping Data Secure Is One Tough Job – NYTimes.com

Daily Report: Keeping Data Secure Is One Tough Job – NYTimes.com.

“We’re like sheep waiting to be slaughtered. We all know what our fate is when there’s a significant breach. This job is not for the fainthearted.”

~ David Jordan, the chief information security officer for Arlington County in Virginia.

Daily Report: Keeping Data Secure Is One Tough Job - NYTimes.com

9 tips for smarter passwords – azcentral.com

9 tips for smarter passwords – azcentral.com

http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/08/06/9-tips-for-smarter-passwords/13688891/

You’ve heard them. You know you already know them.

But do you follow them?

 

The Ultimate Guide to Tech Support for Small Business – Small Business Computing

The Ultimate Guide to Tech Support for Small Business – Small Business Computing

http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/buyersguide/the-ultimate-guide-to-tech-support-for-small-business.html

Should you outsource? Chances are that unless your company is larger than 25-30 employees, you should consider outsourcing rather than hiring a full-time IT staff.

Russian Hackers Probably Have Your Passwords. Now What? | TechCrunch

Time to change those passwords again…how often do you change yours?  Who doesn’t still have a few from the Stone Age? Just do it!

Russian Hackers Probably Have Your Passwords. Now What? | TechCrunch

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