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TalkTalk breached by ‘significant and sustained’ hack

TalkTalk–a London-based phone and broadband company–has been breached by hackers. The attack could possibly have compromised sensitive data on all of its 4 million customers. A TalkTalk spokesperson called it a “significant and sustained” attack. I know it’s almost the …

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Office of Personnel Management

The OPM data breach was probably inevitable

Breaches big and small have been in the news, from small organizations losing banking files to global groups like Sony losing seemingly everything to hackers. But with the recent Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hack that was revealed recently, with …

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Logjam: Everything you need to know about the new encryption flaw

A team of researchers has discovered a new encryption flaw called Logjam, a bug that allows an attacker to weaken the encrypted connection between a user and a website or mail server. It is similar to FREAK, another bug that …

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Cylance

New threats need a new approach to cyber defense

At one point you could defend a kingdom by creating a moat–a small man-made river–around the castle. A moat offers little–if any–protection today. Attacks evolve over time, so defense must also adapt and evolve to remain effective. The same is true …

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