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Posted on 08/07/2018
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NEC has announced that it will be providing a large-scale facial recognition system for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The system will be used to identify over 300,000 people at the Games, including athletes, volunteers, media, and other staff. It’s the first time that facial recognition technology will ever be used for this purpose at an Olympic Games.
Posted on 08/01/2018
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Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said today that he’ll be leaving the company later this month. The announcement comes just a day after Facebook — and to a large extent, Stamos — revealed that Facebook had discovered malicious actors who continue to use the platform to manipulate political discussions and organizing in the United States.
Posted on 08/01/2018
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Three Ukranian nationals have been arrested in connection with a lengthy hacking campaign that targeted more than 100 American businesses, including the theft of credit card information from Chili’s, Arby’s, and Chipotle. According to the indictment, the group stole more than 15 million credit card records from more than 6,500 point-of-sale terminals over the course of the campaign.
Posted on 08/01/2018
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Reddit informed its users today that a hacker broke into some of its systems and accessed user data, including current email addresses and a 2007 database that contained usernames and passwords that were already salted and hashed (or scrambled for protection).
Posted on 07/31/2018

The Ringer published its list of The 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century and Mr. Robot's episode 306, "eps3.5_kill-process.inc," made the cut!

Posted on 07/26/2018
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A group of 364 prison inmates housed across a series of Idaho corrections facilities collectively stole nearly $225,000 worth of digital credits by exploiting a vulnerability in tablets provided by a company called JPay, according to the Associated Press. JPay is a private company that provides digital services like email, music, games, and money transfer to prison inmates.
Posted on 07/25/2018
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Today at the Next conference, Google announced a new product called the Titan Security Key, currently available to Cloud customers and scheduled for general sale in the coming months. The key is used to authenticate logins over Bluetooth and USB, similar to existing offerings from Yubico and other providers. A Google representative said the Titan key also includes special firmware developed by Google to verify its authenticity.
Posted on 07/25/2018
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Google is launching a new form of secure login for business customers it’s calling context-aware access. Instead of relying solely on users to appropriately set up two-factor authentication and manage secure passwords, context-aware access will let system administrators for G Suite businesses put a set of parameters in place that can prevent malicious third parties from accessing secure systems.
Posted on 07/20/2018
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Singapore has been hit by what local media is calling the country’s worst ever cyber attack. Hackers targeting Singapore’s largest healthcare institution, SingHealth, stole the personal profiles of some 1.5 million patients, as well as the details of prescriptions for 160,000 others. Included in the latter group was Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, who the Ministry of Health said was targeted “specifically and repeatedly.
Posted on 07/19/2018
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Complaining about airlines on Twitter is a universal pastime for disgruntled travelers, and yet somehow British Airways has managed to turn the activity into a data privacy debacle of its own doing. Security researcher and PhD student Mustafa Al-Bassam discovered yesterday that the airline’s social media team was demanding customers post a trove of personal information publicly on Twitter, so it could help investigate customer service claims. That included passport numbers, full addresses, and other sensitive info, as reported earlier today by TechCrunch.