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As some of you may have noticed in different occasions, sometimes our Internet interactions come up as puzzling experiences. For example, I spotted this foreign-sounding words in the denomination of a Facebook image whose link I received while being logged out of my account: Beveiligingscontrole. Since curiosity is a positive element when it comes to […]

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Nine technology companies—Uber, Docker, Dropbox, Palantir, Twitter, Square, Atlassian, GoDaddy, and Airbnb—have recently founded the Vendor Security Alliance (VSA), an independent, non-profit coalition that aims to help member companies evaluate or assess the security and privacy of third-party providers whom they heavily rely on and even entrust their users most important data with. They also […]

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Cisco Systems released a critical security bulletin for a vulnerability that allows remote unauthenticated users to gain complete control of its email security appliances. The vulnerability is tied to Cisco’s IronPort AsyncOS operating system.

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A researcher who found a slew of vulnerabilities in a popular router said it’s so hopelessly broken that consumers who own them should throw them away. Pierre Kim said attackers could easily exploit the vulnerabilities and use the device as a spamming zombie or a man-in-the-middle tool. “I advise users to trash their routers because […]

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This isn’t a futuristic vision. The navigation app Waze invites drivers to select favored brands (Starbucks, perhaps?), so marketers can push location-based promotions to to them. But this data isn’t always used to see you something. It can also save your life. General Motors’ OnStar service summons help when your airbag deploys. Data is neither good or bad. But it […]

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