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Scammer pleads guilty to fleecing Facebook and Google of $121m

by John E Dunn Large, worldly tech companies would never fall for a wire transfer invoice scam, would they? The truth is that any company can fall prey if the fraud is convincing enough – as shown by the case of 50-year-old Lithuanian, Evaldas Rimasauskas, who this...

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Change your Facebook password now!

by Paul Ducklin Oh, feet of clay! Facebook has just admitted that it has found many places – hundreds of millions of places, maybe – where it saved users’ passwords to disk in raw, unencrypted form. In jargon terms, they’re known as plaintext passwords and it means...

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Opera brings back free VPN service to its Android browser

by Lisa Vaas Opera announced on Wednesday that it’s added its free Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to its Android browser app …again. The Norwegian browser maker offered a stand-alone, built-in VPN service before it was sold to a Chinese consortium, but it...

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New EU Privacy Laws Will Complicate B2B Data Sharing

NEW YORK – United States companies doing business abroad are grumbling over new European privacy laws set to take effect in less than one year. The EU privacy rules are far more stringent than U.S. laws, and are meant to give consumers the upper hand when it comes to...

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Cybersecurity Training Nonexistent at One-Third of SMBs

But nearly half of US SMBs in a new survey would be willing to participate in security awareness training at their workplace - even if it was optional. Employees at small-to midsized (SMB) organizations often do not receive any form of cybersecurity awareness...

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