A week in security (September 10 – 16)

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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Is two-factor authentication (2FA) as secure as it seems?

Two factor authentication (2fa) was introduced to enhance login security, but does it always work as advertised? Or can it be bypassed?

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A week in security (May 7 – May 13)

A roundup of security news from May 7 – May 13, including a new zero-day for Internet Explorer, a Netflix phishing scam, a worm found in Facebook’s Messenger, and more.

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Cybersecurity New Year’s resolutions, you say? Why not.

It’s no surprise that our resolutions are usually about health, finances, relationships, and self-improvement. As all of us live digital lives, too, why not think up cybersecurity New Year’s resolution that concern our online health and safety?

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Amazon third party sellers: A new threat

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported a wave of hijacked Amazon seller accounts that proceeded to fleece buyers for large sums of money. As reported here, attackers would use credentials harvested from other breaches to take over the account, then either simply redirect funds to their own deposit account or create lots of fake…

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What to do to recover from a cyberattack

More companies are falling victim to cyberattacks, as a wide range of harmful software, social engineering schemes and scams threaten to compromise the personal information and online safety of their clients. With cybercrime rates on the increase every year, it is important for businesses of all sizes to have a recovery plan in place to mitigate any losses. In the unfortunate event of a data breach, these are the steps you should take to recover.

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How to protect against tax-related identity theft

What are some ways you can protect your information (and identity) during tax season? Here are tried and true tips to help protect against tax-related identity theft.

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Understanding the basics of two-factor authentication

With data breaches resulting in leaked passwords occurring almost daily, two-factor authentication has become an essential tool in the security toolkit.

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How to enable 2FA on the PlayStation Network

Registered owners of PlayStation and PSP can now enable this new security feature the next time they log in. This is wonderful news, indeed, and can be considered another win for security as we continue to see companies of all sizes take online concerns seriously and actually do something about it. Better late than never, right?

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