Tag: Security

Germany to Restrict Facebook’s Data Gathering Activities

In the wake of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, Germany ruled on Thursday that Facebook needs to end their data collection practices. They say that Facebook abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent. Germany is known...

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Quarantine Cyber Attackers With Artificial Intelligence

MU researchers have developed an artificial intelligence that can quarantine cyber attackers. The technology can continuously give the cyber attacker false hope that they are making progress, when in reality, none is being made. The system called 'defense by pretense'...

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Six Best Practices To Improve AWS Security

I found an interesting article on Cloud Computing that lists and describes six best practices for increasing AWS security. Writer Louis Columbus focuses on securing IaaS using the Zero Trust Privilege strategy. The strategy utilizes a "never trust, always verify, enforce least...

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UK Police Considers AI To Help With Crime Detection and Prevention

In January 2018, Lancashire police started to implement Amazon Alexa as a tool to help with crime detection and prevention. The technology also improved police efficiency and speed. The application allows any user to verbally report crimes though Alexa. Users may...

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Google Plus Data Breach Impacts 52.3 Million Users

Two months ago, Google stated that they discovered a software glitch that exposed Google Plus user information of up to 500,000 customers between 2015 and 2018. After the "bug" was fixed, investigations did not show any signs of misuse by...

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In The News: How Cloud Implementation Is Bringing Benefits To Developers

While exploring Cloud Computing News, one of my favorite websites for news and insights in cloud technology, I discovered an article written by Jeff Keyes. It talks about the value of cloud adoption and the aspects that make it easier...

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In The News: 50 Million Facebook Accounts Affected In Massive Security Breach

Breaking News! Facebook had a massive security breach affecting 50 million users which could allow attackers to take control of user accounts. Guy Rosen, VP of Product Management, just posted a blog on this event a few hours ago. The...

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What Does the Latest British Airways Breach Mean to You

Recently, the British Airways' data breach by the hacker group, "Magecart," raised eyebrows about the use of third-party source code. By Mimicking credit card skimming devices, Magecart used malicious code to capture data entered by users of British Airways' payment...

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Authentication Login Standards SAML and SCIM

Authentication is a process that deals with verifying that a user is who they claim to be. This usually starts with a user submitting a username and password to gain access to a web-based service. Each time a user attempts...

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OWASP Security Standard: What It Means And How It Can Help You

OWASP, or Open Web Application Security Project, is a global non-profit organization, which is dedicated to web application security. OWASP has materials that make it easier for developers to understand how they can improve on the security side of their...

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