Analysts worry about tech security threats ahead of 2020 elections

Security experts say most voting machines are safe and secure, but disinformation campaigns on platforms like Facebook and Twitter need to be addressed. Election security has taken a newfound importance in America’s social consciousness since the 2016 presidential election and in the run-up to 2020. More about cybersecurity The New York Times had a groundbreaking report on Saturday detailing how a judicial race in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, was almost derailed…

December 6, 2019
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TeamViewer unveils new patch management system

The new tool will provide IT departments with system-wide visibility of all the patches needed. One of the toughest jobs an IT department has to deal with is managing the sea of patches needed to keep a system up-to-date and secure.  TeamViewer is now making it a bit easier for their clients to handle the problem, and on Thursday announced the release of Patch Management, which is part of its…

December 6, 2019
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How to use iCloud Keychain to manage passwords on your iPhone or iPad

Learn how iCloud Keychain can help you keep track of your app and website passwords. Icon via Apple Inc. iCloud Keychain serves as a basic password manager for your iPhone and iPad. Through Keychain, you can save passwords for websites and apps and then retrieve them when you need to sign back into those sites and apps. Your credentials are stored and synced in an encrypted format through iCloud, so…

December 6, 2019
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How to protect computers that store biometric data from malware

More than a third of systems that handle biometric data were hit by at least one malware infection in the third quarter of 2019, according to a new Kaspersky report. Biometrics are supposed to provide a more secure and easier way of protecting sensitive data. Using your fingerprint, your face, or your voice to sign into an account or retrieve personal information is considered a better and safer option than…

December 5, 2019
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The 10 most important cyberattacks of the decade

After a number of devastating breaches and hacks, the sheer size of data lost is no longer the only indicator of severity. Since 2010, billions of sensitive files, personal information and account details have been leaked thanks to devastating hacks and damaging breaches.  More about cybersecurity As more sensitive personal data has made its way online, the size and impact of breaches has steadily increased throughout the decade. Attacks have…

December 4, 2019
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Top 5 things to know about cyber insurance

Top 5 things to know about cyber insurance Length: 2:10 | Dec 4, 2019 With cyberattacks increasing, it’s becoming more and more important for companies to protect themselves. Tom Merritt lists five things you should know about cyber insurance. Source: http://www.techrepublic.com

December 4, 2019
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Stay cybersecure when shopping for the holidays

Common sense and a careful backup plan are just a couple of the ways to be prepared for online and traditional dangers during the season. Even if you’ve barely drawn breath since Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals filled your inboxes, you’re not out of the shopping woods just yet.  More about cybersecurity The holidays are only days away; although the days never come soon enough for those under 10,…

December 4, 2019
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How 5G will bring new capabilities for connected devices

With an average of 11 connected devices in US households, consumers are ready for faster and more reliable 5G networks. More about Networking Connected devices are dominating the consumer market, and 5G is about to take these capabilities to new levels, according to a Deloitte report on Wednesday. The average US household has an average of 11 connected devices, including seven smart screens to view content. And further adoption of…

December 4, 2019
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Report highlights nation-state cyberthreats facing SMBs in 2020

An increasing number of US executives expressed concern about the prevalence of threats coming from foreign powers. Cybersecurity firm AppRiver released its Q4 Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey, highlighting the threats facing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as we transition into 2020. More about cybersecurity The survey features the opinions of more than 1,000 cybersecurity officials working at SMBs throughout the United States. According to the survey, 93% of all …

December 3, 2019
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New Android bug targets banking apps on Google Play store

Labeled “StrandHogg,” the vulnerability discovered by the mobile security vendor Promon could give hackers access to users’ photos, contacts, phone logs, and more. Android apps in Google’s Play Store have frequently been the target of malware designed to infect mobile devices and steal personal information from users.  More about cybersecurity Google is then put in the position of playing clean up to remove the malicious apps and then repeating the…

December 3, 2019
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