Data Security

2.9 million Adobe customer IDs involved in hacker attack

2.9 million Adobe customer IDs involved in hacker attack

There's been a bit of a security breach over at Adobe this week, with the company letting it be known that a cool 2.9 million Adobe IDs may have been involved in the incident. Adobe is taking action this afternoon with a series of precautions due to the serious nature of the incident, including resetting passwords for millions of users as well as notifying those customers whose accounts were affected. Incidents range from simple account access all the way up to encrypted credit card numbers and expiration dates.

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Tor promises Silk Road takedown done with “actual detective work”

Tor promises Silk Road takedown done with “actual detective work”

This week as Silk Road is raided and billions in Bitcoins are taken in by the FBI, representatives for the secure internet system known as Tor have stepped up to suggest that the government did not break down security in Tor itself. Instead, they say, the FBI found out the Silk Road network and took them in using regular old "actual detective work." Tor also suggests that they've only known what's going on with Silk Road "by reading the same new sources everyone else is reading."

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NSA conducted test on identifying US cell phone locations

NSA conducted test on identifying US cell phone locations

The NSA reportedly conducted a test "pilot project" that involved the use of collecting bulk data and using it to identify the location of cellphones located in the United States. The government agency elected not to use the program for the time being, but could do so under a Patriot Act provision, Section 215, a legal means for the NSA to carry out some of its other activities.

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Lavabit case documents unsealed, show government demanded encryption keys

Lavabit case documents unsealed, show government demanded encryption keys

Lavabit, the encrypted email provider of choice used by Edward Snowden, spontaneously closed its doors this past summer, doing so for vague reasons related to the government, though the service's owner was (and is) under gag order, keeping things quiet. Last month, a request to have some of the documents unsealed was submitted, which would allow amicus briefs to be filed. Such a request has been honored, revealing some information about what went down behind closed doors.

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LG Gate enterprise platform unveiled for the BYOD workplace

LG Gate enterprise platform unveiled for the BYOD workplace

Bring your own device, more commonly referred to as BYOD, has become a popular system at many workplaces, but along with its benefits, it also brings its own troubles, something many have offered various solutions for. LG has joined these ranks, today unveiling its LG Gate, an enterprise-level platform for businesses aimed specifically at BYOD needs, aiming to both enhance and simplify security.

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Government officials say Iran hacked unclassified Navy computer network

Government officials say Iran hacked unclassified Navy computer network

Some unnamed United States government officials have revealed Iranian hackers infiltrated an unclassified Navy computer system over recent weeks, gaining access to the system used for email and an internal intranet. While the Pentagon has not commented on the information, the officials state that it isn't believed the hackers managed to acquire any information "of significant value".

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Lavabit shutdown case request for unsealing submitted, may shed light on hidden matters

Lavabit shutdown case request for unsealing submitted, may shed light on hidden matters

In the beginning of August, Ladar Levison shut down his Lavabit email service without warning, citing the reasons as being related to the government and a requirement that would make him "complicit in crimes against the American people." The case has been sealed and Levison is under gag order, greatly limiting any details he can provide on what went down. That may change soon, with Lavabit requesting a partial unsealing so that others can file amicus briefs.

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RSA Security advises users to avoid encryption possibly containing NSA backdoor

RSA Security advises users to avoid encryption possibly containing NSA backdoor

Word surfaced not too long ago that the NSA could have a backdoor for a specific type of encryption algorithm popularly used by developers. Today RSA Security, which offers this encryption to its customers by default in a toolkit, has sent out a notification advising those users to stop using it for the time being, as well as instructions for different options.

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LenovoEMC Acronis team-up promises complete data backup protection for Severs, NAS, and PCs

LenovoEMC Acronis team-up promises complete data backup protection for Severs, NAS, and PCs

In the world of network storage, there are some interesting things brewing on the data protection side of things: LenovoEMC has announced a collaborative effort with the team at Acronis. This partnership will be bringing the likes of Acronis Backup & Recovery for NAS to LenovoEMC px series devices - and to those devices only. This is a solution from a market leader in data protection and is a development made by that company, Acronis, specifically for these LenovoEMC devices.

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Google reportedly replacing third-party cookies with AdID to alleviate privacy concerns

Google reportedly replacing third-party cookies with AdID to alleviate privacy concerns

Google is reportedly working on an alternative to third-party cookies called AdID, an anonymous identifier that would help mitigate privacy concerns that exist with current third-party tracking cookies. Such has not been made publicly known, but will reportedly be part of talks slated to happen with industry members and related parties "in the coming weeks."

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