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“Microsoft on the Issues- Additional steps to help keep your personal information secure”

In an blog post the tech giant Microsoft announced that it will change its policy and implement additional steps to “help keep your personal information secure” as the post is titled. Microsoft has already been notifying customers of potential breaches or attempts of unauthorized access to users accounts however they are now taking it a […]

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“Database Leak Exposes 3.3 million Hello Kitty Fans”

Researcher Chris Vickery discovered a database that houses 3.3 million accounts and has ties to many of Hello Kitty portals. The official online community for Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters, sanriotown.com. After making the discovery Vickery contacted Salted Hash and Databreaches.net Saturday evening. The Hello Kitty brand is very popular around the world, fans include […]

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“Major Security Flaws in Parking Apps”

Six parking apps available on the Google Play Store were surveyed by researchers at security firm NCC Group. Through the survey, the researchers were able to discover security flaws in not one, but multiple parking apps. The apps did have some “degree” of encryption of sensitive data but the survey also found that, “none of […]

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“Data Breach on VTech Learning Lodge (update)”

The company Vtech an electronics manufacturer making wireless phones, baby monitors and many electronic child learning toys like the popular InnoTV and Kidizoom action cam suffered from a data breach. The breach was discovered on November 24 2015 and the information accessed contained “user profile information including name, email address, password, secret question and answer […]

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“Accenture: Healthcare Cyber-attacks to Hit $305B Over 5 Years”

According to a recent survey from Accenture, (an investment holding company with interest in providing management consulting serving clients in major industries around the world, including Health and Public Service), the monetary cost from healthcare cyber-attacks will increase significantly over the next several years. Over the next five years, healthcare cyber-attacks will costs $305 billion […]

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“LastPass Phishing Attack”

LastPass the popular single-sign-on and password management service could allow attackers to fully compromise user accounts. The flaw was discovered by researcher, Sean Cassidy. Cassidy calls this attack “LostPass.” In Cassidy’s blog post he explains that the vulnerability he discovered allows attackers to trick LastPass users into thinking that while online, they were automatically logged […]