Your Phone May Soon Replace Many of Your Passwords

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 07 May 2022 13:31:17 +0000

Apple, Google and Microsoft announced this week they will soon support an approach to authentication that avoids passwords altogether, and instead requires users to merely unlock their smartphones to sign in to websites or online services. Experts say the changes should help defeat many types of phishing attacks and ease the overall password burden on Internet users, but caution that a true passwordless future may still be years away for most websites.

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You Can Now Ask Google to Remove Your Phone Number, Email or Address from Search Results

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 19:25:49 +0000

Google said this week it is expanding the types of data people can ask to have removed from search results, to include personal contact information like your phone number, email address or physical address. The move comes just months after Google rolled out a new policy enabling people under the age of 18 (or a parent/guardian) to request removal of their images from Google search results.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, April 2022 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 15:01:24 +0000

Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to fix roughly 120 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software. Two of the flaws have been publicly detailed prior to this week, and one is already seeing active exploitation, according to a report from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

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Patch Tuesday Lowdown, October 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 06:00:58 +0000

On Tuesday Microsoft issued software updates to fix almost five dozen security problems in Windows and software designed to run on top of it. By most accounts, it’s a relatively light patch batch this month. Here’s a look at the highlights.

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Spam In your Calendar? Here’s What to Do.

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:56:07 +0000

Many spam trends are cyclical: Spammers tend to switch tactics when one method of hijacking your time and attention stops working. But periodically they circle back to old tricks, and few spam trends are as perennial as calendar spam, in which invitations to click on dodgy links show up unbidden in your digital calendar application from Apple, Google and Microsoft. Here’s a brief primer on what you can do about it.

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What You Should Know About the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:27:11 +0000

Big-three credit bureau Equifax has reportedly agreed to pay at least $650 million to settle lawsuits stemming from a 2017 breach that let intruders steal personal and financial data on roughly 148 million Americans. Here’s a brief primer that attempts to break down what this settlement means for you, and what it says about the value of your identity.

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Caution: Misuse of security tools can turn against you

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:34:57 +0000

If not implemented correctly, the very security tools we use to keep our information private may actually cause data leaks themselves. We outline a few cases and provide suggestions for researchers and security admins.

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Microsoft to Require Multi-Factor Authentication for Cloud Solution Providers

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:01:53 +0000

It might be difficult to fathom how this isn’t already mandatory, but Microsoft Corp. says it will soon force all Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) that help companies manage their Microsoft Azure and Office365 accounts to use multi-factor authentication. The move comes amid a noticeable uptick in phishing and malware attacks targeting CSP employees and contractors.

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