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Man who invented P@$$w0rd guidelines regrets it

Via Geebo The man behind some of the password best practices we've all been living with since 2003 says not only does he regret these guidelines, but they're no longer effective. Read full article Read more

How to Protect Yourself Against the Rising Threat of Ransomware

Via Ben Dickson | @bendee983 Ransomware is a kind of virus that encrypts the files on your computers and locks you out until you pay the attackers a certain amount. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself. Here’s what... Read more

When a Data Breach Can Be a Benefit to Your Brand

Via Juliette Rizkallah | @juliettesultan No two breaches tell the same story, and how a company reacts and responds to a breach is what will be remembered. To get ahead of the next data breach you may face as an enterprise, this article presents... Read more

6 Practical Tools to Help Monitor Your Online Reputation

Via Alexa Matia | @AlexaNMatia Monitoring what people say about you and your business may seem overwhelming, but there are quite a few free or low-cost tools to help you monitor your online reputation. Read full article Read more

How to Avoid Being Hacked by the Russians in Five Easy Steps

Via Jonathan Sharpe Here is your five-step primer on how to avoid getting hacked by evil Russian spies or nefarious profiteers. Read full story Read more

Removing Images from Google Local Business Listings

Via Alycia Mitchell | @artdecotech As a business owner, the last thing you want is for a potential customer to search Google for your business and find a lewd image. Here are steps you can take to avoid this problem. Read full article Read more

Don’t Let Your Former IT Staff Sabotage Your Company

Via Graham Cluley | @gcluley Don’t give disgruntled workers and former staff a window of opportunity to cause damage or steal company confidential information. Read full article Read more

Find Out If Your Google Account Has Been Hacked

Via Matt Elliott | @themattelliott The Gooligan malware attack targeting Android devices has infected more than a million Google accounts. Has your account been compromised? It's easy to check to find out. Read full article Read more

Skyping and Typing the Latest Threat to Privacy

Via Michael Mimoso | @Mike_Mimoso Multitasking while on a work-related Skype call may be good for productivity, but perhaps not so much for privacy. Read full article Read more

East Coast Feeling Effect of Denial of Service Attack

Been having trouble getting around the Net today? You're not alone. The eastern part of the United States is being affected by today's second distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. William Turton from Gizmodo provides more details. Read... Read more

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