There She Breaches! Watch Out For Your Identity Data!

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:06:03 +0000

Data breaches keep on coming. Here’s what you can do to stay ahead of the hackers Money makes the world go around. It’s the glue that holds our society together and the engine that drives our economy. But it’s also coveted by a growing global population of highly resourceful and determined cyber-criminals. They’re out to…

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Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:00:00 -0700

Facebook’s plans to launch its own Libra cryptocurrency next year is getting resistance from France and Germany who have promised to block it and plan to create their own national cryptocurrencies.

Last week, the two nations said Libra could threaten the Euro’s value and unlawfully privatize money. Last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank, announced a ban on the use of cryptocurrencies by any regulated financial entity because of risks associated with it.

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Wayback Wednesday: When you said ‘gone for good,’ I only heard ‘good’

Credit to Author: Sharky| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:00:00 -0700

User comes to this support pilot fish complaining that his PC is acting strangely.

“It turns out he had gotten his computer so jammed up with spyware and Trojans that it was basically nonfunctional,” says fish. “We had to rebuild the computer from scratch.” They were able to recover much of user’s work and files, but some were irretrievably damaged — or just plain gone .

Fish explains what happened and points out the probable infection vectors. And he explains that they had recovered as much as they could, but some stuff was simply gone for good. There would be no way to get anything more.

“Two days later, he called to ask when I’m going to bring him the rest of his missing files.”

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Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:56:00 -0700

Mozilla earlier this month quietly outlined paid support for enterprise users of Firefox, but last week scrubbed the reference from its website, saying that it is “still exploring that option.”

The offering – labeled “Mozilla Enterprise Client Support” – was to start at $10 per “supported installation,” which likely referred to per-device, not per-user, pricing. It’s unclear whether that was an annual or monthly fee, and Mozilla declined to say which it was when asked.

In return for the fee, Mozilla said on the now-absent Firefox enterprise site – still visible through the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine – customers would be able to privately report bugs via a new web portal and receive fixes on a timeline dependent on the impact and urgency of the problem. Customers would also be able to file requests for help with Firefox’s installation and deployment, management policies, functionality and customization.

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