Hong Kong Businesses Begin Adopting Bitcoin as a Form of Protest

The pro-democracy, anti-government protest movement in Hong Kong is spurring wider adoption of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC). Yahoo! Finance reported on Aug. 28 that…

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A new IOT botnet is infecting Android-based set-top boxes

A new IOT botnet is infecting Android-based set-top boxes

A new IoT botnet named Ares is infecting Android-based devices that have left a debug port exposed on the Internet. Among this botnet’s most common…

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Imperva Breach Hits Cloud Customers

Imperva Breach Hits Cloud Customers

Security vendor Imperva has revealed an “incident” which exposed sensitive data on some of its customers including API keys and SSL certificates. The California-headquartered firm,…

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First Half Of 2019 Sees 4,000 Data Breaches Exposing 4B Records

First Half Of 2019 Sees 4,000 Data Breaches Exposing 4B Records

The number of data breaches reported and records exposed both increased by more than 50 percent during the first half of 2019 compared to the…

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Facebook-Owned WhatsApp Looks to Launch Digital Payments in Indonesia

Facebook-Owned WhatsApp Looks to Launch Digital Payments in Indonesia

Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp, is purportedly in preliminary talks with multiple digital payments firms as well as a state-owned bank to launch digital payment services…

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UK Boardrooms Falling Short on Cyber Expertise

UK Boardrooms Falling Short on Cyber Expertise

More than two-thirds (67%) of UK firms believe security concerns are holding back their efforts to grow through digital innovation, with many blaming a lack…

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Apple, Google, and Mozilla block Kazakhstan's HTTPS intercepting certificate

Apple, Google, and Mozilla block Kazakhstan’s HTTPS intercepting certificate

Apple, Google, and Mozilla have moved in to ban a root certificate the Kazakhstan government used in the past month to spy on its citizens’…

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Why businesses don’t report cybercrimes to law enforcement

Why businesses don’t report cybercrimes to law enforcement

Companies are often compelled to report security incidents such as data breaches to regulators. Companies in the UK, for example, will be legally obligated under…

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2.3B Files Exposed In A Year: A New Record For Misconfigs

The last 12 months have seen the exposure of a record 2.3 billion files across cloud databases and online shares, according to an analysis released…

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Google Wants To Reduce HTTPS Cert Lifetimes To 1 Year

Google Wants To Reduce HTTPS Cert Lifetimes To 1 Year

Google wants to reduce the lifespan of SSL certificates (used to secure HTTPS encrypted traffic) from the current two years to just over a year.…

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