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Telegram Zero-Day Used to Mine Crypto

Kaspersky Labs revealed today that a previously-unknown attack on the popular messaging app Telegram infects users' devices with cryptocurrency mining malware. Research indicates that Russian cybercriminals have used this exploit since March 2017 to mine Monero,...

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A Personal Data Checklist for Data Protection Day

Check out Danielle's related post for small- to medium-sized enterprises. January 28th is Data Protection Day in the United States and Europe.  The celebration of this day is the anniversary of “the signing of the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of...

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Protecting Your Business on Data Protection Day

Check out Danielle's related post for individuals and families. January 28th is Data Protection Day in the United States and Europe.  The celebration of this day is the anniversary of “the signing of the Council of Europe's Convention for the Protection of Individuals...

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GDPR – Applicability for US SMBs

I run a small US-based business.  I don't see GDPR ever applying to my company. Can I just ignore it? Our clients and business partners frequently ask whether the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact their business.  To get to a valid...

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A Quick Intro to chaiOS

Sometimes, we at SCS like to make our posts short and sweet. With chaiOS, we have a great time to do so. The researcher has already removed his exploit on Github. Apple's actively working on a fix. The best part, it causes no lasting damage. But researchers report...

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Meltdown and Spectre: What We Know

Last Wednesday, researchers from Google's Project Zero and various universities released two potentially earth-shattering vulnerabilities with Intel processors. The attacks, named Meltdown and Spectre, allow for a given process to steal information from memory....

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New Surveys Reveal 2017’s Worst Passwords

A just-released pair of new surveys confirm that people still love their weak passwords. SplashData reveals the worst passwords of 2017, while EPC Group shares interesting password trends by gender, location, and other factors. The Worst Passwords of 2017 SplashData's...

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Alteryx Joins the Data-Breach Club

Alteryx, a data mining and analytics firm, just disclosed it accidentally exposed the personal details of over 120 million American households. This data included the Experian ComsumerView dataset and a full dump of the 2010 US Census data. Upguard, the company...

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