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Large Insurance Company Geico Suffers Data Breach

Geico, the second largest insurance carrier in the US, recently became the latest high-profile company to suffer a data breach in the United States. The company is the second largest auto insurance carrier in the US, with more than 17 million policies in effect, covering more than 28 million vehicles around the country. Based on the results ...

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Microsoft Edge Will Redirect Users To HTTPS Secure Sites

If you're a Microsoft Edge user, be aware. Beginning in July, with the release of Edge 92, the browser will automatically redirect users to a secure HTTPS connection any time they visit a website via the HTTP protocol. Microsoft is not alone in this, and in fact, is coming a bit late to the party. Chrome ...

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Here Is How The New iOS Update Improves Privacy

Targeted advertising has become a mainstay of life on the web these days. You do a search on Amazon for say, exercise bikes, and then, just about every other website you visit will show you ads relating to your recent search. It's almost scary how good the ad targeting is. If you're not a fan, there's ...

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New Android Malware Called FluBot Is Stealing Passwords

There's a new malware threat you need to be aware of, and it recently made its way onto the UK's National Cyber Security Centre's radar. Called FluBot, it is designed to steal information including passwords and banking particulars. There are a couple of interesting aspects about this threat that are noteworthy. First, it is currently being spread ...

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4G Internet Is Headed To The Moon

NASA has big ambitions to put 4G internet on the moon, and has tasked Nokia with turning their dream into a reality. It seems like the next logical step, really, since 4G has basically conquered planet earth. It can even be found on offshore oil rigs and atop Mount Everest, but the moon? It's actually not as ...

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Hackers Delivering And Hiding Malware While Undetected

Last year, Google made some important changes to their Chrome browser in a bid to increase user security. Among these changes was to default to "HTTPS" in the browser in an attempt to reduce the number of "man in the middle" and similar types of attacks. Their strategy worked. Other companies adopted Google's approach and HTTPS became the ...

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Ficker Malware Tricks People To Get Their Passwords

Jiri Kropac, the head of ESET's Threat Detection Labs, recently reported a new malware campaign to be aware of. This one is a bit different in terms of methodology. Hackers most commonly employ emails utilizing various social engineering tricks in an attempt to lure unsuspecting recipients into clicking malicious links or downloading poisoned files. In this instance, ...

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New Devices May Not Use Default Passwords

You know how, when you buy a new router to set up a home network, it comes with a default password like 'Admin,' which you have to remember to change? If you don't, you run the risk of having your new network breached with ease. Good news, that's a step closer to going away. There's a move afoot ...

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Hackers Might Guess Your Passwords Easier Than You Thought

Password security has long been a thorn in the side of IT Security Professionals. It's easy enough to understand why. Passwords are inconvenient from the perspective of users, which is why they tend to keep them as simple as possible, so they can remember them. On the other hand, IT Security staff keeps warning users ...

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Latest Windows 10 Update Replaces Edge Legacy With Chromium Edge

It's no secret that Microsoft has struggled where web browsers are concerned. Internet Explorer was basically a security-riddled disaster and was eventually retired for that very reason. The company's next attempt was Microsoft Edge, but unfortunately, it never gained much traction in the market and the company never did a lot with it. What they did do, ...

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