Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here’s why it might take 20 years – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/can-russian-hackers-be-stopped-heres-why-it-might-take-20-years/Deterring hackers is almost impossible when the rewards are so great and the risks are so low. Can anything stop them?
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Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now | Electronic Frontier Foundationhttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/attention-pgp-users-new-vulnerabilities-require-you-take-action-nowUPDATE (5/14/18): More information has been released. See EFF’s more detailed explanation and analysis here.A group of European security researchers have released a warning about a set of vulnerabilities affecting users of PGP and S/MIME. EFF has been in communication with the research team, and can confirm that these vulnerabilities pose an immediate risk to those using these tools for email communication, including the potential exposure of the contents of past messages.
Facebook admits it poses mental health risk – but says using site more can help | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/15/facebook-mental-health-psychology-social-media?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=256823&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users’ mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform’s effect on society. The company’s public recognition of some of its platform’s detrimental effects came days after a former Facebook executive made headlines with a speech slamming the corporation, saying: “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.”
https://www.wired.com/2017/12/digital-security-guide/?mbid=nl_120917_daily_list1_p1In an age of nonstop breaches and hacks, here are ways to improve your online security based on your level of risk, from average user to NSA contractor. These won’t prevent the next megabreach or banish ransomware from the earth. They’re not all-encompassing. But they’ll help get you in the mindset of the types of steps you should be taking based on your particular situation. And they’ll help ensure that the next time you read one of those paralyzing headlines, it doesn’t apply to you.
Secure authentication means moving beyond passwordshttps://www.techconnect.com/article/3237827/password-security/ready-for-more-secure-authentication-try-these-password-alternatives-and-enhancements.html?idg_eid=412374c121fe539738655f52ae490f8f&email_SHA1_lc=f6d5fe2a378ea202f8af35117edcb06be2465c6d&cid=tcon_nlt_techconnect_daily_2017-11-24Password-only authentication is dead. Combine passwords with multifactor authentication, social login, biometrics, or risk-based authentication to better protect users and your reputation.
KRACK WPA2 protocol Wi-Fi attack: How it works and who’s at risk – TechRepublichttp://www.techrepublic.com/article/krack-wpa2-protocol-wi-fi-attack-how-it-works-and-whos-at-risk/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472A vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol used in secured Wi-Fi networks allows hackers to force devices to install arbitrary encryption keys. Here are the details of how the attack works.
Do you use SMS for two-step verification? Don’t. – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/how-to/why-you-are-at-risk-if-you-use-sms-for-two-step-verification/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756Do two-step verification the right way to keep hackers at bay. Hackers have been able to trick carriers into porting a phone number to a new device in a move called a SIM swap. It could be as easy as knowing your phone number and the last four digits of your social security number, data that tends to get leaked from time to time from banks and large corporations. Once a hacker has redirected your phone number, they no longer need your phone in order to gain access to your 2SV codes.
Honolulu is the first big US city to ban phone use at crosswalkshttps://www.engadget.com/2017/07/30/honolulu-bans-phone-use-at-crosswalks/Don’t stare at your phone while crossing the street in Honolulu — you’ll risk fines in the near future.
Two cups of coffee a day reduces liver cancer risk by third, major study findshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/24/two-cups-coffee-day-reduces-liver-cancer-risk-third-major-study/Drinking two cups of coffee a day reduces liver cancer risk by a third, a major study has found.
Fat But Fit Is Not A Thing (Sorry) | Coachhttp://www.coachmag.co.uk/health/6596/fat-but-fit-is-not-a-thing-sorry?_mout=1&utm_campaign=coach_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&tpid=83371798953Just being obese puts you at an increased risk of heart problems