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Top Experts’ Personal Stories about Online Privacy

Nervous about your privacy online? We’ve asked data and analytics experts how they protect their own privacy. Here’s what they said.

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How do you protect your personal information online these days, especially in the wake of the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica news about a huge data leak of consumer data?

Do you turn on Amazon Alexa’s microphones only when you need her help? Do you keep a Post-it note over your webcam? Have you turned off the microphone on your mobile phone? Will you delete your Facebook account?

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Free tools to support cyber security efforts

More cyber security freebies than you knew existed.

There are more free information security tools out there than you can highlight with a fist full of whiteboard pointers. While many are trial ware-based enticements designed to lure decision makers to purchase the pricey premium counterparts of these freebies, many are full-blown utilities. A few important categories include threat intelligence tools, tools to build security in during the development stage, penetration testers, and forensics tools.  (click on the picture above for the full story)


How Android and iOS devices are REALLY hacked.

 Amid all the fear and hype generated over the past few days as a result of Wikileaks and its precipitous Vault 7 dump, one fact was crystal clear: People have no idea what hacking an Android smartphone or an iPhone means or what it entails.

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IRS: security over accessibility?

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“. . . National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson expressed concerns that the new features would block honest taxpayers. The IRS has now confirmed that the revamped tool requires an email address, multifactor authentication via text messages and specific financial information such as credit card or loan numbers”

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Microsoft up in arms

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Unofficial XP update has Microsoft up in arms

Windows XP users are discovering that their now-unsupported operating system can receive updates from Microsoft by making a few simple changes to the Registry — albeit updates intended for different versions of Windows. click on the picture for article.