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  1. Press: Security breach and spilled secrets have shaken NSA to Its core
    Jake Williams had written on his company blog about the Shadow Brokers, a mysterious group that had somehow obtained many of the hacking tools the United States used to spy on other countries. Now the… | Nov 13, 2017
  2. Press: After Equifax hack, calls for big changes In credit reporting
    The Equifax security breach — the largest known theft of Social Security numbers in history — has lawmakers, prosecutors and identity theft victims angry with the company. The revelations have put a spotlight on the… | Oct 19, 2017
  3. Press: Making the lives of cybercriminals and spies harder online
    As a cybersecurity reporter, what do you do to secure your technology setup?  Online, I make sure to use two-factor authentication whenever it is available. I use Gmail and Chrome’s web browser because those have… | Oct 12, 2017
  4. Press: Equifax says cybersecurity incident could affect 143 million consumers
    Equifax said it discovered the breach on July 29. "Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files," the company explained. Leaked data includes names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses… | Sep 07, 2017
  5. Press: Data downer: Hackers will grow increasingly bold in 2017
    Bottom line: Hackers often have everything to gain and little to lose from their criminal activities, which leaves our increasingly techno-dependent society vulnerable to all manner of mischief. | Dec 30, 2016
  6. Press: Ever had a Yahoo account? You might want to change passwords
    Yahoo revealed that a 2013 breach leaked information from more than 1 billion accounts. This is separate from a very similar breach of 500 million accounts that Yahoo announced in September. Yahoo's chief information security officer, Bob Lord,… | Dec 15, 2016
  7. Press: After you strengthen your passwords, here’s how to store them
    Turning our smartphones into personal data fortresses requires the use of strong passwords — and never using the same password for different services. Fortunately, there are plenty of apps that can help you remember all… | Oct 06, 2016
  8. Press: Hacked Dropbox data of 68 million users for sale on the dark Web
    The data set, which is from a 2012 breach, includes users' email addresses as well as obscured passwords. Dropbox announced the four-year-old breach last week when it sent out an email to affected users informing them that they would… | Sep 08, 2016
  9. Press: Here’s why companies leave you in the dark about hacks for months
    Companies breached by computer hackers must inform customers that their personal information has been compromised. But when?  Being immediately upfront with customers gives victims time to clamp down on accounts to avoid theft or other damage. Notifying users… | Jun 16, 2016
  10. Press: Home Depot confirma hackeo en EE.UU. y Canadá
    Home Depot confirmó que su sistema de pagos fue objeto de una intromisión y que el hackeo podría afectar a clientes que usaron tarjetas en sus más de 2.000 tiendas de Estados Unidos y… | Sep 09, 2014
 

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