How to Secure Your Outlook Emails and Microsoft Accounts

Living in today’s society, it is almost impossible to meet someone without an email account. For almost everything you do online, you need to have an email ID whether for work, education, or socially. Many of us hold multiple accounts, each for a different purpose; however, you need to protect yourself. If you are using … Read More The post How to Secure Your Outlook Emails and Microsoft Accounts appeared first on The State of Security.
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Over 50% of young Brits reuse password for multiple online accounts

Hackers targeting young Britons might find it easier than they think. According to the most recent UK government Cyber Awareness Campaign, over half of British citizens between 18 and 25 reuse a password for multiple accounts, including social media and online shopping networks. Some respondents used the same password for 21 online accounts, the survey
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AWS Makes Permissions Check Feature Free to Prevent S3 Bucket Breaches

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made its Permissions Check feature freely available to help customers prevent an S3 bucket breach. On 20 February, Amazon made the announcement in a news update: AWS Trusted Advisor now helps all customers better secure their data by providing the S3 Bucket Permissions check for free! Previously available only to … Read More The post AWS Makes Permissions Check Feature Free to Prevent S3 Bucket Breaches appeared first on The State of Security.
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US DOE Introduces New Cybersecurity Office to Protect Energy Sector

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the establishment of a new cybersecurity office to help protect and prepare the energy sector, including the oil and gas industry. Named the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, or CESER, the new office received nearly $96 million in funding for the 2019 fiscal year. … Read More The post US DOE Introduces New Cybersecurity Office to Protect Energy Sector appeared first on The State of Security.
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Know How to Avoid Cyber attacks by Minimizing Human Error

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, damages brought about by cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. A common finding in studies conducted by different parties reveals that majority of cyberattacks on businesses can be traced back to human error. In fact, according to London-based consultancy, Wills Towers Watson, 66% of 2016 cyber breaches The post Know How to Avoid Cyber attacks by Minimizing Human Error appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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Facebook aims to outsmart future high-tech election meddlers with 1861 technology

To prevent high-tech meddling in US national elections of the future, Facebook plans to use a technology dating back to 1861 – the humble postcard. The social media giant plans to use the cards, first patented in 1861 in Philadelphia, as a form of two-factor authentication to confirm that political ads served up through its
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AntiTrack Premium stops trackers in their tracks

It’s easy to buy into the notion that once you wander outside the borders of social media, the internet is an untamed wilderness of anonymity. After all, you don’t use your real name when posting on Reddit or YouTube, do you? The record of your movements through even the tawdriest corners of the web is wiped out of existence as long as you clear your browser history, isn’t it?
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Facebook Will Verify the Physical Location of Ad Buyers with Paper Postcards

It's not a great solution, but it's something: The process of using postcards containing a specific code will be required for advertising that mentions a specific candidate running for a federal office, Katie Harbath, Facebook's global director of policy programs, said. The requirement will not apply to issue-based political ads, she said. "If you run an ad mentioning a candidate,...
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Company Embedded Password-Stealing Malware into Installer as Part of DRM Efforts

A company embedded password-stealing malware into an installer as part of its digital rights management (DRM) efforts to combat software pirates. On 18 Sunday, Reddit user crankyrecursion spotted the malware hiding within Flight Sim Labs’ installer for its A320 flight simulator desktop software. A little digging on the user’s part revealed that the threat originates … Read More The post Company Embedded Password-Stealing Malware into Installer as Part of DRM Efforts appeared first on The State of Security.
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