A week in security (May 27 – June 2)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:09:55 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 27–June 2, including a look at 2019 ransomware outbreaks in the Unites States, ATM fraud, NIST’s privacy framework, more legal problems for Google and Facebook, and more.

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NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 18:51:40 +0000

As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

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A week in security (April 29 – May 5)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 06 May 2019 15:21:13 +0000

A roundup of security news from April 29 – May 5, covering Electrum botnet, Wall Street Market takedown, privacy news, and the state of cryptojacking.

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How the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:16:00 +0000

As of this writing, the government shutdown of 2019 is the longest ever in America. Will the government’s stable of cybersecurity talent be the next casualty—now and in the long run?

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Small businesses to receive NIST assistance: Overlooked areas of the NIST framework

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:48:20 +0000

In years past, it was a challenge for organizations across every industry to ensure they were protected against the risks of – and ready to respond to – a cybersecurity incident. Decision-makers and IT administrators alike followed the advice of experts and worked to create strong safeguards and response and recovery plans. It wasn’t until…

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eBay Asks Users to Downgrade Security

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:59:44 +0000

Last week, KrebsOnSecurity received an email from eBay. The company wanted me to switch from using a hardware key fob when logging into eBay to receiving a one-time code sent via text message. I found it remarkable that eBay, which at one time was well ahead of most e-commerce companies in providing more robust online authentication options, is now essentially trying to downgrade my login experience to a less-secure option.

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