Facebook’s plain text misstep, and other password sins

Yes, Facebook’s recent error in password handling was egregious. But there’s more than one way to abuse user data. We take a look at various missteps in credential management and how businesses can improve practices.

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Houzz data breach: Why informing your customers is the right call

Online renovation and design platform Houzz suffered a data breach—not good. Their subsequent response, however, was exemplary. Here’s how other businesses can learn from their example.

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Humble Bundle alerts customers to subscription reveal bug

Humble Bundle is sending emails to subscribers due to information being revealed by a bug. How bad it is? We take a look.

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Marriott breach impacts 500 million customers: here’s what to do about it

Marriott disclosed a large-scale data breach impacting up to 500 million customers who have stayed at a Starwood-branded hotel within the last four years.

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Tomorrowland festival goers affected by data breach

A data breach from a 2014 Tomorrowland electronic music festival has affected up to 60,000 event-goers caught up in the action.

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Huge breach affects 9 million Cathay Pacific customers

Airline company Cathay Pacific revealed that a huge breach took place in March 2018, affecting around 9 million customers. We take a look at some of the potential fallout.

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A week in security (October 8 – 14)

A roundup of the security news from October 8–14 including breaches, phishing attacks, and hacking tools.

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Millions of accounts affected in latest Facebook hack

Facebook announced earlier today that its social network had been breached, resulting in 40 million accounts that were directly impacted. Learn more as the Facebook breach story develops.

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How to protect your data from Magecart and other e-commerce attacks

Magecart and other criminal groups are causing mayhem by stealing payment information from e-commerce sites, big and small. Learn how they are doing it and how to mitigate against it.

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A week in security (July 30 – August 5)

A roundup of the security news from July 30 – August 5, including cryptomining, big data, social engineering, and more.

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