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Microsoft has introduced a new password-protected folder within its OneDrive online file storage service that will allow you to keep your sensitive and important files protected and secured with an extra layer of authentication. Dubbed Personal Vault, the new OneDrive folder can only be accessed with an additional step of identity verification, such as your …

Enlarge / Microsoft at a trade show. Microsoft is launching a new layer of security for users of its OneDrive cloud storage service. OneDrive Personal Vault is a new section of your storage that’s accessed through two-step verification, or a “strong authentication method,” although Microsoft didn’t define the latter term. Microsoft notes that fingerprinting, face scans, …

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A team of security researchers has claims to have found a publicly-accessible database that exposes information on more than 80 million U.S. households—nearly 65 percent of the total number of American households. Discovered by VPNMentor’s research team lead by hacktivists Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, the unsecured database includes 24GB of extremely detailed information about …

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An unprotected database belonging to JustDial, India’s largest local search service, is leaking personally identifiable information of its every customer in real-time who accessed the service via its website, mobile app, or even by calling on its fancy “88888 88888” customer care number, The Hacker News has learned and independently verified. Founded over two decades …

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The Georgia Institute of Technology, well known as Georgia Tech, has confirmed a data breach that has exposed personal information of 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants. In a brief note published Tuesday, Georgia Tech says an unknown outside entity gained “unauthorized access” to its web application and accessed …

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Exclusive — A security researcher has identified an unsecured server that was leaking detailed personal details of nearly half a million Indian citizens… thanks to another MongoDB database instance that company left unprotected on the Internet accessible to anyone without password. In a report shared with The Hacker News, Bob Diachenko disclosed that two days ago …

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Germany has been hit with the biggest hack in its history. A group of unknown hackers has leaked highly-sensitive personal data from more than 100 German politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brandenburg’s prime minister Dietmar Woidke, along with some German artists, journalists, and YouTube celebrities. The leaked data that was published on a Twitter …

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Enlarge / Askhan Soltani has worked with the FTC and as an independent researcher, exploring data privacy issues. Recently, he testified about Facebook’s privacy policies before the US and UK governments. Ashkan Soltani The Cambridge Analytica scandal. Data breaches at hotels, banks, rideshare companies, and hospitals. Facial recognition. DNA databases. We’re living through the data …

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Another day, another data breach. This time it’s the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA today confirmed a data breach that may have compromised personal information of some of its current and former employees after at least one of the agency’s servers was hacked. In an internal memo sent to all employees …

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T-Mobile today confirmed that the telecom giant suffered a security breach on its US servers on August 20 that may have resulted in the leak of “some” personal information of up to 2 million T-Mobile customers. The leaked information includes customers’ name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number, and account type (prepaid …