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OneDrive gets Files Restore rollback, Office 365 malware protection

OneDrive gets Files Restore rollback, Office 365 malware protection

Once upon a time, viruses were the bane of the computing industry. They haven’t totally disappeared, they just evolved and took on different forms. Malware is now even spread through malicious links and some can even hold your files for ransom. Microsoft’s software and services still have the notoriety of being the target of such attempts and Redmond is taking a few steps to ensure the safety of its OneDrive and Office 365 users.

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Amazon Key keyless entry, remote monitoring rolls out nationwide

Amazon Key keyless entry, remote monitoring rolls out nationwide

Remember the Amazon Key announcement last October? The in-home delivery aspect of the service may have eclipsed the fact that, underneath it all, Amazon Key is really just a smart lock and smart security camera combo. The retailer’s latest announcement may help drive home that fact. Amazon Key’s key features, like guest access and remote unlocking, are now rolling out to all Amazon customers in the US, pushing the company’s ambitions in the smart home security market forward.

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Report: Facebook asked hospitals for patient info to match with its user data

Report: Facebook asked hospitals for patient info to match with its user data

Facebook is facing yet another scandal following a report that claims the company asked multiple hospitals to share patient data with it. These talks were said to have taken place with "top hospitals" and medical groups, the most recent having allegedly happened in March. The info Facebook sought would have been anonymized, but the company planned to match it with its own user data.

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Delta, Sears customer credit cards exposed in 2017 data breach

Delta, Sears customer credit cards exposed in 2017 data breach

A security breach at service provider [24]7.ai impacted thousands of Delta Air and Sears customers, according to the companies. The intrusion took place around September 26, 2017, and continued until discovered and eliminated on October 12. The company provides support services for many companies, including Sears and Delta, which is how both of the latter companies were affected by the incident.

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Office 365 Personal users get business-tier security tools

Office 365 Personal users get business-tier security tools

Microsoft is enhancing security for non-business Office 365 users, adding advanced Outlook.com email encryption tools and ransomware detection for Office 365 Home and Personal subscriptions, among other things. With these changes, user data is better protected while keeping intruders from accessing the information. A couple features are rolling out today with the rest arriving in the next few weeks.

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Intel drops older chips from Spectre patch plans

Intel drops older chips from Spectre patch plans

Intel has backtracked on plans to update its older processors to deal with Spectre, admitting that it's tougher than expected to patch the exploit. The chip-maker has been busy developing hardware and software fixes for Spectre which, along with Meltdown, were found to affect a huge number of processors from Intel and others.

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Panerabread.com kept leaking customer data 8 months after warning

Panerabread.com kept leaking customer data 8 months after warning

It’s one thing to have veteran hackers break into your website and database to pilfer sensitive customer data. It’s quite another thing, however, to make it too easy for even the most novice of such security criminals to access said data. That, however, seems to be what Panera Bread has practically been accused of doing with its website leaking out customer information to anyone willing to try and take it. To make matters worse, the company apparently took no action 8 months after it was informed. That is until the news broke out to media.

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Facebook swears it’ll delete the unpublished videos it saved

Facebook swears it’ll delete the unpublished videos it saved

Recent Facebook controversy prompted many users to download their data from the social network, and some of them discovered an unexpected surprise: the data contains videos the users created but never saved. It seems the videos were recorded using Facebook's older tools, but then discarded rather than published. The users had believed the videos were gone for good, making their presence within the data download file an uncomfortable discovery.

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Under Armour MyFitnessPal hack: 5 things to know

Under Armour MyFitnessPal hack: 5 things to know

It's the data security news you never want to hear: 150 million MyFitnessPal user accounts have been hacked, Under Armour says, a huge breach of the health-tracking service. Earlier this year, somebody broke into the company's systems and yanked out usernames, email addresses, and more. Here are the answers to the five big questions you probably have, and what you should do next if you think you're affected by the MyFitnessPal breach.

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150m MyFitnessPal users impacted in Under Armour data breach

150m MyFitnessPal users impacted in Under Armour data breach

Under Armour has revealed a security breach that affects approximately 150 million MyFitnessPal users. Though the disclosure took place today, the breach itself happened in late February, according to the company. It became aware of the unauthorized data access on March 25 and has since tapped "leading data security firms" to help investigate the matter.

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Android QR reader malware was downloaded 500k times from Google Play

Android QR reader malware was downloaded 500k times from Google Play

Some unsuspecting Android users installed malware on their devices by downloading one of multiple compromised QR code apps. The revelation comes from SophosLabs' Naked Security, which recently reported that the infected apps had been downloaded more than 500,000 times before being removed from the Google Play Store.

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Justice Department wants phone unlocking mandate for encrypted data

Justice Department wants phone unlocking mandate for encrypted data

The Department of Justice wants a mandate that would force tech companies to provide phone unlocking tools. The FBI is involved in discussions of potential legislation forcing the matter, according to a new report. Research currently underway by both entities allegedly indicates that a backdoor could be provided without leaving the devices more vulnerable to hackers. This is the latest development in the US government's long-running effort to get easy access to encrypted smartphones.

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