Damian Dovarganes / AP Hands type on a computer keyboard in this Feb. 27, 2013, photo illustration. U.S. officials estimate an average of 12 million Americans have their identities compromised each year. By Chris Kudialis (contact) Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 | 2 a.m. As technology improves, hackers have become smarter and their techniques more advanced. The personal information of innocent and unknowing victims, many of whom live in Las Vegas, is out there for the taking. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission estimates an average of 12 million Americans have their identities compromised each year in the form of their driver’s license, Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, resulting in more than $15 billion in theft annually. An independent study from New York-based Harris Insights & Analytics estimated that as many as 16 million Americans, or 5 percent of people living in the U.S., were victims of identity theft in 2017—up from just under 15 million in … [Read more...] about How to protect yourself from hackers and email phishers
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Facebook said its engineers discovered a security weakness this week that could let attackers hijack people’s accounts. The vulnerability, which the company said had been fixed, affected nearly 50 million accounts. Facebook said in a web post that the security issue was related to the “View As” feature, which allows people to see a preview of what their profile looks like to other people, like specific friends. Hackers exploited a weakness in the tool to gain access to digital keys that let people access Facebook from a personal device without having to re-enter a password. The keys could then be used to take over people’s accounts, the company said. The social networking giant said that it had reset all the access keys for affected users and that those users would have to log back into their accounts. In other words, there is not much you have to do. But there are some precautions you should take to protect yourself from the attack. — Do a Device Audit … [Read more...] about Facebook was hacked. Here are 3 things you should do now.
It is approximately estimated that around 50% mobile app development project will drag the cloud mobile backend as a service market HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, September 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The rising growth of mobile devices has influenced the IT industry so much that it proclaims for a shift of IT sector towards the mobile platform. It is approximately estimated that around 50% mobile app development project will drag the cloud mobile backend as a service market. To remain relevant and competitive in today’s market businesses are turning to mobile innovation and digital transformation. The Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) is also known as Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS). MBaaS is a service that provides a way to connect the application to backend cloud storage by providing services like data storage, push notifications, social networking services and user management to various industries such as banking and financial services, Manufacturing, Legal industry, IT, … [Read more...] about The growing demand for mobile apps with additional features will boost the demand for BaaS Market in upcoming years.
By Steven Norton Steven Norton The Wall Street Journal BiographySteven Norton @steven_norton [email protected] Aug 23, 2018 8:55 am ET 0 COMMENTS Sign up here for The Morning Download, and get the most important news in business technology emailed to you each weekday morning. Subscribe to WSJ Pro Cybersecurity for in-depth coverage on cybersecurity trends, breaches and best practices. Good morning, CIOs. The Democratic National Committee contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation this week to report an unsuccessful phishing attack intended to access a voter database, The Wall Street Journal reported. A Democratic official said the move was “the beginning of a sophisticated attempt to hack into our voter file.” News of the attempted phishing attack comes days after Microsoft Corp. said it took down six internet domains registered by a Russian hacking group and used in a phishing campaign against the U.S. … [Read more...] about The Morning Download: Democratic National Committee Reports Attempted Hack of Voter File
Some bathrooms have signs urging people to wash their hands. But at the Democratic National Committee, reminders hanging in the men’s and women’s restrooms address a different kind of hygiene. "Remember: Email is NOT a secure method of communication,” the signs read, “and if you see something odd, say something.”Story Continued Below The fliers are a visible symptom of an increased focus on cybersecurity at the DNC, more than two years after hackers linked to the Russian military looted the committee’s computer networks and inflamed the party’s internal divides at the worst possible time for Hillary Clinton. But the painful lessons of 2016 have yet to take hold across the campaign world — which remains the soft underbelly for cyberattacks aimed at disrupting the American political process. Despite making some strides in cybersecurity protections since 2016, cyber experts and researchers say, many candidates and campaigns have yet to … [Read more...] about Campaigns and candidates still easy prey for hackers