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While a large amount of information stolen in the recent Equifax hack might be up for sale somewhere on the dark web, scammers have also set up websites offering the data from the U.S. credit reporting agency. Equifax alerted customers on September 7 that hackers had accessed its systems between mid-May and late July. The […]

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Equifax has identified the flaw in its website hackers used to breach its systems, potentially impacting 143 million Americans. In a consumer update Wednesday night, the credit reporting firm pointed to a known security issue in the web applications software Apache Struts as the one used in the breach. The flaw in Struts that was […]

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By now, you’ve no doubt read the news stories about the massive data breach at credit-reporting service Equifax which has put 143 million US customers at risk of identity theft. Hackers stole personally identifiable data including social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and driving license information – alongside (in the case of some 209,000 […]

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Some time ago we tested FindFace, a service that compares photos with the database of avatars from the VK.com social network and looks for matches. Back then, my colleagues had some fascinating findings. I, to my dismay, made an unpleasant discovery.
I did not take part in the testing myself: I was quite busy with other stuff, and besides, I don’t have a VK.com profile.

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