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What could be even worse than getting hacked? It’s the “failure to detect intrusions” that always results in huge losses to the organizations. Utah-based technology company InfoTrax Systems is the latest example of such a security blunder, as the company was breached more than 20 times from May 2014 until March 2016. What’s ironic is …

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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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Google has launched a new encryption algorithm that has been built specifically to run on mobile phones and smart IoT devices that don’t have the specialized hardware to use current encryption methods to encrypt locally stored data efficiently. Encryption has already become an integral part of our everyday digital activities. However, it has long been …

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A team of security researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University, who previously demonstrated various methods to steal data from an air-gapped computer, has now published new research called “BeatCoin.” BeatCoin is not a new hacking technique; instead, an experiment wherein researchers demonstrate how all previously discovered out-of-band communication methods can be used to steal private …

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If you have installed a network-attached storage device manufactured by LG Electronics, you should take it down immediately, read this article carefully and then take appropriate action to protect your sensitive data. A security researcher has revealed complete technical details of an unpatched critical remote command execution vulnerability in various LG NAS device models that …

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Security researchers have discovered several severe vulnerabilities and a secret hard-coded backdoor in Western Digital’s My Cloud NAS devices that could allow remote attackers to gain unrestricted root access to the device. Western Digital’s My Cloud (WDMyCloud) is one of the most popular network-attached storage devices which is being used by individuals and businesses to …

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Image: iStock/Jirsak Randomly selected technology executives attending Landmark Ventures’ CIO Summit in New York on Thursday participated in an unscientific survey by this reporter. Each person was asked what they feel storage vendors need to better understand and, generally, which new technologies are most exciting to them. We also asked if their organizations have cyberinsurance. …