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,…
August 11, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Mike Mimoso
Dennis Fisher speaks with Mike Mimoso of Threatpost about the arrest of security researcher Marcus Hutchins in connection with the Kronos banking trojan, the effect…
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August 11, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Petition Asks Supreme Court to Review Section 702 Surveillance
Privacy advocates are asking the United States Supreme Court to review the section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that allows the NSA to collect…
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August 10, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Phone Scammers Now Pushing Fake Government Grants
Not content with impersonating IRS agents, phone scammers now are pretending to work for the National Institutes of Health and telling victims that they’ve won…
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August 10, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Ukrainian Police Arrest Suspect in Petya Ransomware Campaign
Police in Ukraine have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with spreading the notorious Petya ransomware earlier this summer. In their statement, the Ukraine Cyberpolice…
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August 9, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Mamba Ransomware Pokes Its Head Back Up
The ransomware that wreaked havoc on San Francisco’s Muni mass transit system last Thanksgiving has resurfaced and is infecting enterprises in several countries around the…
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August 9, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
EFF Asks Court to Require Warrants For Device Searches at the Border
A case making its way through the United States court system right now could have long-lasting effects on how much–if any–privacy travelers have when they…
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August 8, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Microsoft Will Drop Trust For WoSign Certificates
Microsoft is following the lead of Google, albeit quite slowly, and removing trust for certificates issued by Chinese CAs WoSign and StartCom in its products.…
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August 8, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
10 Critical Remotely Exploitable Bugs Patched in Android
Google has released fixes for a long list of vulnerabilities in Android, including 10 critical flaws that could lead to remote code execution. All of…
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August 7, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Tech Support Scammers Turn to Spam
Criminals who run fake tech support scams are expanding their range of tactics, and now are using spam messages to push victims to their scam sites. Historically,…
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August 7, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Siemens Medical Scanners Open to Simple Remote Exploitation
Siemens is warning customers that some of its CT and PET scanning machines have a pair of remotely exploitable vulnerabilities that attackers can use to…
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August 4, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FBI Biometric Database Will Be Exempt From Some Privacy Act Protections
The FBI’s latest biometric database, which contains a host of identifying information from a wide range of sources, will be exempt from many of the restrictions of…
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August 4, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Mozilla Launches Send, A Secure File-Sharing Project
File-sharing has changed quite a bit since the days of the sneakernet, but it hasn’t evolved much, if at all, in the last few years.…
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