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Feds nix SMS-based 2FA

Feds nix SMS-based 2FA

Government service providers will be required to phase out the use of SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) as the result of new guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

O2 customers' details sold on darkweb

O2 customers' details sold on darkweb

Customers of the popular mobile network O2 are having their details sold on a dark web marketplace

Privacy implications in store for users of "Trump Yourself"

Privacy implications in store for users of "Trump Yourself"

A new Facebook app from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign which invites users to "Trump Yourself" could contain privacy implications.

Cash if you get ransomware on your machine

Cash if you get ransomware on your machine

Security company SentinelOne is now offering US$ 1000 (£762) per machine or up to US$ 1 million (£762,000) per company as compensation if a ransomware infection occurs while their product is installed.

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DHL used as bait in courier scam

DHL used as bait in courier scam

Singapore residents have been targeted in a new scam where they receive a phone call purportedly from the delivery service DHL that request personally identifiable information.

Report: No monthly updates for latest Motorola phone models

Report: No monthly updates for latest Motorola phone models

Motorola reportedly will not be conducting regular monthly security updates for its new Moto Z, Z Force and G4 mobile phones, and will instead issue security patches in conjunction with scheduled maintenance releases and OS upgrades.

Law enforcement community meets to discuss balancing privacy and cybercrime

Law enforcement community meets to discuss balancing privacy and cybercrime

Members will discuss and examine the challenges of balancing privacy and fighting cybercrime.

Researcher scores $10K+ bounty for digging up Vine's source code

Researcher scores $10K+ bounty for digging up Vine's source code

A researcher earned $10,080 from Twitter's bug bounty program after discovering he could access a supposedly private online registry that led him to the complete source code for Twitter's Vine video-sharing service.

DATA BREACH BLOG

NC State breach affects 38,000

An attacker gained unauthorized access to a North Carolina State University account containing personally identifiable information.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports customer data compromised

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reported that customer data may have been compromised on two separate occasions.

Acer ecommerce customer information compromised

An unauthorized individual gained access to certain Acer Service Corporation ecommerce customer's payment information.

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