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Exposed Database For CloudPet Toys Included Information And Voice Recordings

Unless you have kids, you may not have even known about CloudPets, or the MongoDB, much less the recent hack or the shocking lack of security. Firstly, yes. Smartpets are a “thing.” ...

Your DNA May Be Next Place Your Data Is Stored

The next big thing is going to be really small, at least if Microsoft has anything to say about it. They’ve been experimenting with storing data in what some might call the ...

Recent Major Website Outage Was Caused By A Simple Mistake

Last week, Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) suffered an 11-hour outage that resulted in dramatic slowdowns and complete unavailability of more than 100 large internet retailers and a number of the web’s ...

Popular Website Image Optimization Service Cloudfare May Have Exposed Data

While Cloudflare isn’t a household name, it is one of the titans of the internet, having a massive presence as a reverse proxy service. It provides security and serves optimized content to ...

Ransomware On Mobile Devices Is Climbing At An Alarming Rate

Remember in the ancient past, two years ago, when Ransomware first made its appearance, infecting hospitals and banks? That’s still happening, of course. But now, the hackers have a new target: mobile ...

Macs Continue To Get Targeted As New Ransomware Found

Not long ago, the first instance of ransomware was designed to effect Macs. This was greeted with an even mix of shock, surprise and dismay among the ranks of Mac users, and ...

Auto Company Apps Are Making It Easier For Car Thieves

Another week, another big problem for the Internet of Things. This time, it’s smart cars and the apps that surround them. There are an increasing number of apps available for a growing ...

More Hacks And Attacks Being Reported By Yahoo

Are you still using Yahoo mail? If so, your account may have been one of the billion or more accounts hacked in recent years. Yahoo’s email servers have been on the receiving ...

GMAIL Disables Ability To Send Javascript File Attachments

If you have a Gmail account, then you probably already know that you can’t attach .exe, .jar, or .pif files to any emails you send. Until recently, Javascript files were allowed, but ...

Former Employees Hacking Into Previous Job Sites Getting Real Penalties

No matter how good your digital security system is, and no matter how much you’ve spent on it, your weakest link is and always will be your employees themselves. A careless or ...

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