Data Breaches: The Death Knell of KBA

In the 1930s, the United States introduced Social Security Numbers to keep track of workers’ wages and their Social Security Program contributions. Today, the private sector uses Social Security Numbers as a unique identifier for consumers and the primary means of gathering information on individuals. Our society is comfortable using this identifier when applying for home loans, credit cards, utilities,…
June 9, 2017
Phishing Attacks Using SSL Spike
Phishing crews increasingly are using sites with valid SSL certificates in order to make their attacks appear more legitimate, a new report shows. In the…
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June 8, 2017
Exploit Kits Turn to Malvertising for Survival
Exploit kit activity has been decreasing for a couple of years now, a result of some consolidation in the market, as well as effective investigations…
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June 8, 2017
FTC Shuts Down Another Tech Support Scam
The FTC has reached settlements with two people and companies who the commission alleges were using fake pop-up ads and persuasive phone tactics to run a…
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June 7, 2017
Apple Announces New Anti-Tracking Feature for Safari
Apple on Monday announced new technology for its Safari browser called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that reduces cross-site tracking by further limiting cookies and other website…
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June 7, 2017
Apple to Switch Users to 2FA on iOS 11, macOS High Sierra
With the upcoming releases of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra later this year, Apple is planning to force many users to adopt two-factor authentication…
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June 7, 2017
2017 Fraud Report Webinar Recap: Top 5 Takeaways
Pindrop Labs discovered drastic increases in call center fraud from 2015 to 2016 after analyzing more than half a billion calls. Last week, Dr. David…
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June 6, 2017
Hack the DHS Program Gets Support in the House
A Senate bill that would allow hackers to go after the networks at the Department of Homeland Security as part of a bug bounty program…
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June 6, 2017
No Call For Ringless Voicemails
There aren’t many things that you can get broad consensus on these days, but one of them is that telemarketing and political robocalls are terrible.…
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June 5, 2017
Supreme Court Will Consider Phone Privacy Case
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that has become a privacy touchstone and hinges on whether law enforcement agencies need to get a…
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June 5, 2017
FTC Wins Judgment to Halt Major Robocall Operation
The FTC has gotten a default judgment against a California man who ran several companies that the commission alleges made billions of illegal robocalls, many…
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June 2, 2017
On the Wire Podcast: Mike Mimoso
Dennis Fisher talks with Mike Mimoso of Threatpost about the Shadowbrokers’ subscription service, who might actually pay for it, what the reaction in Washington is,…
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June 1, 2017
Google Upgrades Gmail Defenses Against Phishing and Malware
Google is rolling out a new set of protections for Gmail customers that rely on machine learning to help better identify phishing messages and malicious…
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