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Election 2016

The U.S. presidential candidates on technology, privacy issues

Where the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates stand on U.S. citizens’ privacy, open source software usage and Edward Snowden.

MailSniper

Meet MailSniper, a tool to search Microsoft Exchange emails for sensitive info

Meet MailSniper, a tool to help penetration testers search Microsoft Exchange emails for sensitive info.

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Why you should embrace SaaS ID management

Adopting single sign-on software to federate access to corporate applications is a key task priority for many CIOs seeking to make employees more efficient without sacrificing security.

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Here's how Microsoft is using containerization to protect Edge users

Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the...

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What’s in your code? Why you need a software bill of materials

When developers and suppliers carefully list the tools used to build an application and what third-party components are included, IT can improve software patching and updates

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Hillary Clinton’s email has vanished but why can’t yours?

Experts agree that recent high-profile cases demonstrate that emails can be permanently destroyed. But they also warn against complacency. They still recommend treating emails as if they really are “forever.”

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New products of the week 9.26.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and HPE.

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Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

Trump Hotel Collection has arrived at a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman over hacks that are said to have led to the exposure of over 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal data.

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How to keep terrifying medical device hacks from becoming reality

More medical devices are becoming connected ones, and that’s increasing the security threat surface, said panelists this week at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge, Mass.

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KrebsOnSecurity moves to Project Shield for protection against DDoS attack censorship

After being hit with the largest DDoS attack the internet has seen, security journalist Brian Krebs turned to Project Shield for free protection against DDoS attacks that are being used as a form of censorship.

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Cisco, IBM may be interested in buying Imperva

Security vendor Imperva is shopping itself around and may be attractive to the likes of Cisco and IBM, according to Bloomberg.

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The next target for phishing and fraud: ChatOps

Cloud-based chat systems introduce a unique set of requirements given the breadth and depth of access to potentially sensitive data

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NY regulation aims to raise bank security standards

Next week, New York State will begin a 45-day public comment period on its new financial industry cybersecurity regulation -- and, so far, security experts have a favorable view of the proposal

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Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top DDoS protection services.

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Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.

Facebook gambles $16 billion on WhatsApp

Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

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Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts

Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the still-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.

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6 expert tips to better secure third-party network access

Survey shows that enterprises are not worrying enough about outside access to their networks.

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