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First, not every online store uses 3D Secure protection, which means that not every transaction requires a confirmation SMS message with a code. Even the CVC code (three digits on the back of the card) is no guarantee against misuse — not all transactions require one. Also, hackers can intercept the SMS messages banks send and use the verification codes to gain full access to an account.

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As more and more things in this world of ours run on software, software security assurance – i.e. confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities (either intentional or not) and functions as intended – is becoming more important than ever.

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CSO – Does Iran’s espionage threat have teeth or are they a toothless entity? We hear a good deal about Iran and their espionage and cyberespionage escapades. We also hear, perhaps more frequently, how Iran is also designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. Looking more at the former, without ignoring the latter, let’s see what we need to worry about.

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There has been a steady stream of reports and claims lately that many of us no longer need endpoint security, that antivirus (AV) programs on our PCs are worthless. Gizmodo flat out said that you really don’t need an antivirus app anymore, arguing that Windows 10 and the browsers have tightened up security to the point that they adequately protect end users.

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