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RIP Fernando “Corby” Corbató, Inventor of the Password

Via @matthewhughes MIT computer scientist Fernando “Corby” Corbató passed away at his home in Newton, Massachusetts. He was 93. Read full article Read more

Chrome to Block Unsecure Content from Loading on HTTPS Pages

Via @codyenglish Google announced plans to inform users of its Chrome browser when sites utilize insecure connections. Read full article Read more

Exercise caution with all money transfer requests

The number of ways thieves can steal from you on the Internet is many. But one of the most insidious — albeit clever — might be a request for an urgent money transfer you receive via email that seems to come from your manager or company's finance... Read more

2018 Has Been Open Season on Open Source Supply Chains

Via Tom Spring Increasingly threat actors are planting bad code in open-source repositories in the hopes to harvest the flaws late. Read full article Read more

7 Common Ways Sites Get Compromised

Via Ezequiel Bruni People who break into other systems are nothing if not predictable. There are a number of pretty common kinds of attacks that can be prevented largely through simple forethought and planning. Read full article Read more

hy Privacy Is The Internet’s Most User-Friendly Feature

Via Christian Stewart | @stewofkc Privacy policies protect companies legally. They tell consumers how the company collects, stores and uses their data. Unfortunately, these privacy policies aren’t negotiable — to use the service users have to agree... Read more

What's Not Included in Facebook's 'Download Your Data'

Via Nitasha Tiku | @nitashatiku Users can download and review a lot of information with the Facebook "Download Your Data" tool. But it hardly tells you everything Facebook knows about you. Read full article Read more

Boost Password Protection on Your CMS

Via Team Seven Boats Your own website or blog is not out of danger. You need to boost your CMS password in ways that can resist threats and attacks. To begin with, you need to work on your passwords. Read full article Read more

Time to Adopt HTTPS

Via Andy Schaff If you have a website, it should be on https. It’s not a magical force-field that will protect your site from getting hacked. But, if implemented properly, it will garner trust in your users. Read full article Read more

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

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