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Hackers Take Aim at SSH Keys in New Attacks

SSH private keys are being targeted by hackers who have stepped up their scanning of thousands of servers hosting WordPress websites in search of private keys. Since Monday, security researchers said they have observed a single entity scanning as many as 25,000...

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Google Advanced Protection Trades Ease-of-Use for Security

Government officials and journalists who use Google services were the first to be invited to use advanced Gmail account security services announced Tuesday. Experts say it’s no security panacea, but tools provided under the Google banner called Advanced...

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5 ways to do 15 minutes of cybersecurity without a computer

by Mark Stockley If there’s one cybersecurity practice that absolutely everybody can do, that absolutely everybody should do, that should be as much a part of your day as brushing your teeth, making the first cup of coffee and correcting people who are wrong on...

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Kids’ smartwatches harbouring major security flaws

by Lisa Vaas Has Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the agnostic Birthday Gnome ever gifted your tot a smartwatch? Toss it. All those wrist wraps are Internet-of-Things (IoT) security car wrecks, according to a new report (PDF) from the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC)....

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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...

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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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