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 3, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FCC Proposes $82 Million Fine on Robocall Operation
For the second time in less than two months, the FCC is proposing an enormous fine for someone it alleges ran an illegal robocall operation.…
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August 3, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
The Security Community, Not Government, Must Fix IoT
The Senate is considering a bill that would force some serious changes in the way that vendors handle the security of the IoT devices they…
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August 2, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Phone Fraud Scam Drains Millions From Scottish Businesses
The bank phone fraud scheme that has been making its way through the U.S. and UK has shown up in Scotland, to the tune of £2.5 million in…
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August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FTC to Feed Daily Robocall Data to Carriers
Carriers are getting another tool to use in the fight against illegal robocalls. The FTC is beginning a new initiative that will feed data on…
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August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
IoT Security Bill Would Protect Research, Require Patches
Congress may be about to apply some real pressure to hardware manufacturers and software makers whose IoT devices are forming the spine of a new, wildly…
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August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Rooting an Amazon Echo
Researchers have developed a method for getting a root shell on the Amazon Echo and then install a small piece of malware that can transmit live…
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July 31, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
At DEF CON, Hacking Humans Takes Center Stage
LAS VEGAS–The man sits on the edge of a chair in a tiny, soundproof plexiglass booth. Overhead lights give his face a harsh white-yellow cast and…
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July 31, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Trickbot Adds New Worm Capability
Malware authors and cybercrime gangs, like professionals in legitimate fields, watch their competition closely and take what works and add it to their own arsenals.…
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July 28, 2017
New Report Shows Depth of Data Breaches Is Worse Than Before
More than six billion consumer records have been compromised in data breaches in just the first six months of this year. That number is higher…
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July 28, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Black Hat
Black Hat 2017 was an adventure, as it always is, and to help make sense of it all, Dennis Fisher sat down with friends from…
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July 27, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
To Disclose or Not to Disclose
LAS VEGAS–The people in the security community are good at many things, but reaching consensus is not one of them. That is never more clear…
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July 27, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Ronnie Tokazowski
The takedown of the AlphaBay and Hansa dark web marketplaces by law enforcement last week marked a shift in the way that the authorities approach these operations.…
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