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Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies revealed Tuesday that the company suffered a breach of 57 million Uber user accounts in 2016. According to reports, Uber then attempted to cover up the incident by paying $100,000 to attackers to keep the hack a secret and delete the data. Read More

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Cloud-based communications platform Slack finished patching a severe security hole Thursday affecting portions of its platform that used the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standard for user authentication. The flawed implementation of SAML by Slack impacted mostly enterprise customers who are its primary users as a means of authentication to access Slack accounts. Read More

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Government officials and journalists who use Google services were the first to be invited to use advanced Gmail account security services announced Tuesday. Experts say it’s no security panacea, but tools provided under the Google banner called Advanced Protection empower any private Google users with top-notch security. Read More

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