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New analysis of passwords reveals too many that are easy to crack

How much have people learned from the high-profile hacking stories that seem to appear with increasing regulatory? Not so much if a new review of the simplicity of passwords is anything to go by.

Georgia Tech's data breach exposes 1.3 million records Special

Georgia - Georgia Tech has announced that a data breach has exposed the PII of up to 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants. An unknown entity breached the university’s central database. Leading experts weigh in.

Toyota data breach exposes up to 3.1 million customers Special

Japanese car maker Toyota announced its second data breach of 2019, The first incident took place at its Australian subsidiary, the new breach was announced by the company's main offices in Japan. Leading experts explain the significance.

Physically unclonable function developed for IoT security

Technologists have developed a new type of Internet of Things security feature, described as a 'physically unclonable function'. This new security feature is said to be is ten times more reliable than current methods.

Popular health apps could expose data about medical conditions

Health apps pose 'unprecedented' privacy risks, relating to medical conditions and associated data, according to a new Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Facebook internally exposed millions of passwords

A security researcher has discovered that the passwords of millions of Facebook users have been accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, resulting in a major internal security lapse.

Gearbest misconfiguration exposes 1.5 million records Special

Gearbest, a Chinese online shopping giant, has exposed 1.5 million records on an Elasticsearch server that was not protected with a password, allowing anyone to search the database. Leading security experts weigh in on the implications.

Q&A: How remote workers are leaving companies vulnerable Special

Remote working has become increasingly popular in recent years, benefiting employee and employer. This also brings with it security concerns, many of which are down to the way workers are using devices, according to Sumir Karayi, of 1E.

Massive email data breach at Verification.io Special

Verification.io, a "big data email verification platform," has suffered a major data breach exposing some 2 billion records. This includes the personal email addresses of many individuals.

809 million emails leaked from accessible MongoDB database Special

Last week, security researchers discovered an unprotected, publicly accessible MongoDB database containing 763 million unique email addresses. Chris DeRamus, CTO, DivvyCloud explains more.

Q&A: Report on how phishing got personal Special

Q4 2018 proved to be one of the biggest influxes of phishing attacks on enterprises ever, displaying the ease with which criminals can access, acquire and execute attacks across platforms. A leading expert offers advice to businesses.

Applying textual understanding to enhance cybersecurity

San Fransisco - Cybersecurity developer Armorblox, a U.S. based startup, has recently secured $16.5 million in funding to develop deep learning in order to solve the business challenges associated with email security and subsequent data loss.

New report into the extent of identity fraud released

Financial analysts Experian have released their annual “Global Identity & Fraud Report”. As well as highlighting concerns, the report indicates that consumers are willing to share more data with companies if this means enhanced security.

Q&A: How to respond to the latest big data breach? Special

Around 617 million online account details have been stolen from 16 hacked websites, and these have been placed are on sale by the criminals on the dark web. Cybersecurity experts tell Digital Journal about the implications.

Collection #1 hack was bad enough, what about Collection #2-5? Special

Following the huge Collection #1 breach, there has been a new leak – dubbed Collection #2-5 – which has exposed 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords. Experts from OneSpan provide insight into the implications for businesses and consumers.

Interview: Privacy ops connects security and privacy teams Special

According to the GDPR regulations enacted in 2018, all organizations that handle data on European customers must now retain a data protection officer (DPO). While this help, what’s needed is an expert in Privacy Operations.

Q&A: What’s in store for business technology this year? Special

The biggest technology trends ahead are expected to have an impact on security, including the adoption of cloud computing, plus advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Greg Young, from Trend Micro explains more.

What are the implications of the Collection #1 breach? Special

A massive trove of leaked data, which was recently posted to a hacking forum, includes some 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords. Will LaSala from OneSpan weighs in.

Largest public data breach by volume revealed

The biggest ever data breach has been reported, in terms of the volume of data exposed. Dubbed 'Collection #1', the data loss extends to 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords having been exposed.

Q&A: Fortune 500s are turning to academics for cybersecurity Special

Fortune 500 companies are fighting huge security and privacy hurdles by harnessing ‘super radical math’ developed by cryptography expert Professor Nigel Smart. The academic explains his approach and how it can help.

Q&A: The Future of encryption in a quantum-led world Special

The U.S. has prioritized research into quantum computing, in order to push forward advances in fields like medicine. However, the quantum world presents new risks for cybersecurity and encryption, according to Professor Shlomi Dolev.

New project to make cryptocurrency transfers more secure

A new project called Beam has been launched with the aim of improving cryptocurrency security and transparency. The project is centered around the word ‘confidentiality’.

U.S. government shutdown: Websites insecure and inaccessible

One underplayed aspects of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history is with federal websites. Several websites have become inaccessible and even more face security risks due to a lack of updates.

IT security-focused predictions for 2019

Consultants Trend Micro predict the biggest upcoming technology trends expected to have an impact on security. A special summary of these predictions have been provided to Digital Journal readers.

Hackers crack vein authentication security

Hackers have constricted a fake hand out of wax and used this to show the weaknesses in vein authentication software. The software, which scans the vein patterns in hands and compares them to stored images, is not as robust as security experts thought.

Business passwords remain vulnerable: Report

For many businesses password management is important. However, many businesses remain vulnerable to cyberattack due to weak password management systems, according to a new report.

Can quantum computing boost cybersecurity?

U.S. legislators have passed a bill which will permit the development and eventual use of quantum computing to boost cybersecurity measures within the country. The bill will release funds in order to accelerate development.

Op-Ed: A look back at the year of the Facebook scandals

Facebook has not had a good year, and least from the perspective of its users and the public at large. Crowning this was the involvement with Cambridge Analytica, but there have been other data privacy issues too.

Is Quantum cryptography ready for the Internet?

Viena - Quantum cryptographically is set to make data flow more secure. However, has remained something of an unrealizable goal, except for encrypted communication between two participants. However, there has now been a breakthrough.

Q&A: Remaining cyber safe when travelling over the Holiday season Special

Douglas Crawford, privacy expert at BestVPN.com, discusses what the Marriott cyber-hack means for the 367 million affected, and how consumers can take better steps in protecting themselves online.
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