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  1. Stolen Credit Cards Going Out of Style, Healthcare Records in Vogue

    The black market has become so flooded with stolen credit cards that selling them is now less lucrative. This has caused cybercriminals to look for other means of making cash, and many of them are turning to stealing healthcare records. Healthcare records sell for $10/record on the black market, as opposed to the $1/record or…


  2. Supporting the Anonymous Use of Facebook via Tor

    Friday, Facebook announced that the popular social network will be available to users of the Tor anonymizing browser. To eliminate warnings that might prevent users from accessing the .onion service, help users identify the service, and help reduce the likelihood of spoofing attacks, DigiCert issued a digital certificate to Facebook’s .onion address. DigiCert supports the…


  3. The Internet of Things: Security Issues that Need Resolutions

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world where all devices are connected through the Internet. The idea brings to mind sci-fi movies where sleek devices make life efficient and convenient, but the IoT will have a downside if security issues are not properly addressed. As devices connected to the Internet become more prevalent, the…


  4. 3 Most Common Social Engineering Threats to Enterprise Data Security

    Secure People from Social Engineering

    Social engineering can bypass any enterprise data security defense. No amount of software or hardware can prevent unsuspecting and uninformed users with access to systems and services. When one puts their faith and confidence in a person who ultimately has access to our computers and security systems, we set ourselves up to be exploited. We may have…


  5. How SSL Is Helping BYOD Security and Mobile Data Protection

    Secure Mobile BYOD

    Data security has and will continue to be a challenge for administrators who manage cloud services and mobile devices as the lines between personal and corporate are frequently blurred. Gartner forecasts that by 2016, 40% of the workforce will be mobile; and Harris Interactive and ESET reported that over 80% of employees already use their mobile device to access corporate…