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Wi-Fi access point scans can betray a person's location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking

The cost of a data breach has jumped 23 percent in two years

Affected organizations today pay 23 percent more than they would have in 2013.


Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

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Best practices for email security

6 ways to tighten up email policies and improve network security.

Senate to return early to debate phone dragnet

Senators will return to Washington Sunday, just hours before a portion of the Patriot Act expires

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How to achieve HTTPS everywhere and improve Google rankings

In August 2014 Google announced that part of its security improvement initiative would include factoring in the use of HTTPS/SSL on a website in its search algorithms.

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5 tips for keeping your incident response team happy

These highly skilled, multitasking, (slightly unconventional) security rock stars have a lot to offer beyond security fire drills and threat research.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 27

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Ads for MacKeeper refunds will run on Facebook

MacKeeper's original developer is offering $2 million to settle a class-action suit

Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources

Here's how Android apps can track you without asking permission

Researchers in Denmark say that it’s child’s play to track your Android phone via Wi-Fi even if the Wi-Fi is nominally turned off – and even if you didn’t allow an app to track your location.

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Twitter mining can help protect facilities

New software that uses Twitter keyword searches along with geocoding can help enterprises become alerted about regionalized, developing events that might affect assets, such as buildings.

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Agile security lessons from Aetna and the state of Texas

The move to agile development practices poses both challenges and opportunities to security teams -- with the challenges often dominating. But some organizations have found ways to make it work. What is agile security? And how can you...

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Seven best practices for cloud security

Learn how to protect yourself in the cloud from the next vulnerability and/or wide scale attack.

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Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages?

RSA President Amit Yoran wasn't passing out compliments in his opening keynote at last month's convention. But he says the response from both colleagues and competitors is that he said what needed to be said: The industry needs to...

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Millions of records compromised in these data breaches

We used 1 million records exposed as our floor in creating this list. Starting with a number that big says a lot about the state of data security.

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Is there really a correlation between effective risk management and profit margin growth?

CSO explores the relationship between risks and profits and how enterprises can use information security risk management to increase profit margin growth.

Synology patches serious flaws in its network-attached storage devices

One vulnerability could let attackers compromise NAS boxes and data stored on them

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How the cloud helped police warm up to body-worn cameras

While the benefits of body-worn cameras for law enforcement have been well-known for years, cloud storage and security needed to evolve to handle all the footage.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 26

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