Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
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The supposed Dropbox hack that's really a five-cent scam tells us something important: Information security shouldn't be here, and it's mostly the cloud providers' fault.
This is your regularly scheduled reminder to turn on two-factor authentication where available.
The popular online file storage service has told some users that files were inadvertently deleted from their online accounts and all synced devices because of an apparent coding error in its Selective Sync app.
No data or production systems were compromised. A test server, accidentally open to the Internet, was accessed through a default password.
Despite being accused of being "hostile to privacy", Dropbox has announced new features to Dropbox for Business that helps businesses ensure their data is safe and secure.
Dell's Data Protection bundle of endpoint security tools now includes Dropbox for Business integration, allowing the clean separation and protection of personal and work data.
Dropbox has now patched a security vulnerability which could give third parties access to server data without authorization.
Dropbox discloses 'less than 249' national security data requests, but hints it may have been far lower
The cloud storage service said the move to allow companies to disclose national security data requests as a "step in the right direction," but noted it's a flawed system for very few requests or even none.
Data Locker has announced a new cloud encryption service which is compatible with DropBox, Google Drive, Sky Drive and Amazon Cloud.
The BizNAS line, starting at $699, automatically acts as a Dropbox synchronization point, copying data to disks for secure offline backup and archiving.
The file sharing site's support forum has dozens of complaints of email spam. Dropbox, which suffered a data breach last year, doesn't believe it has suffered a fresh hack.
After last year's embarrassing data breaches, Dropbox promised to implement additional safeguards 'to prevent this from happening again.' Whoops, it just happened again.
Another password and data breach. Another mad scramble of questions and Band-Aids. It's not password configuration, policies or anything else, it's the infrastructure that needs an overhaul.
Bad news: LinkedIn suffered a data breach of 6.46 million passwords. The good news is you can quickly (and securely) check to see if your password leaked online.
A Google Drive shouldn't just be a Dropbox competitor. It needs to have value-added services for transparent Cloud-based data backup as well.
A pharmacy company has admitted breaching the Data Protection Act after a computer system containing the details of 2,000 patients was stolen.Warwickshire-based Pharmacyrepublic Limited admitted the breach in September 2011 after a password-protected tower computer system containing patient names, addresses, and details of their medication went missing, an ICO spokesman told ZDNet UK on Thursday.
With cyber-crime rising rapidly, how can you take individual steps in preventing online data theft? The easiest way is to choose a strong password.
Zappos.com resets 24+ million user passwords after hackers attack its servers. The incident reveals once again the frailty of passwords, especially when used across sites, and that the long-term value to hackers of other personal information stored online is higher than credit card numbers.
A bank fraud case in Colorado could help determine the legal protection of users who password protect data. In the case, a woman is arguing that giving up her password to unlock encrypted data stored on a laptop is a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights.
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