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Google will push users to abandon SMS two-step verification to avoid security risks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Google Inc. is pushing users to switch from messaging-based two-step login verification to a phone-based service instead as a way to bypass the security risks of Simple Messaging Service authentication services. Beginning this week, Google will invite users of its existing so-called SMS 2-SV service to use a different login…

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SMEs warned against cyber security risks

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SMALL and medium-sized companies need strong cyber security measures as they are vulnerable to cyber attacks, which could hinder their business growth, PLDT Group’s digital enterprise enabler ePLDT said. Citing data from the latest report of the UK Government Security Breach Survey, ePLDT said that 98 percent of businesses in…

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Hong Kong firms fear cybersecurity and economic risks most, says survey

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Cybersecurity, economic downturn, regulatory and financial risks are Hong Kong executives biggest worries in 2017, a survey looking at the extent to which Hong Kong-listed companies have embedded risk management in their businesses found. Findings in the report of the survey by KPMG and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered…

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6 factors impacting identity theft risks

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6 factors impacting identity theft risks

The threats posed by cyber attacks and identity theft continue to grow as cyber criminals always seem to be on offense while consumers and insurers are on defense. A study …

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Retired Navy Admiral talks cybersecurity risks at USC Aiken

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Retired Navy Admiral talks cybersecurity risks at USC Aiken

He was an Admiral in the Navy, but now he works to protect America from threats online. He gave a crowd at USC Aiken even more reasons as to why a new cyber training center along Augusta’s Riverfront will be …

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HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ Examines Risks, Safety Efforts in Youth Football – Schooled in Sports – Education Week

In Tuesday night’s episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the safety of youth football came under the microscope.

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Chinese cyber security law may make it difficult to manage risks, says Asia financial body

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Chinese cyber security law may make it difficult to manage risks, says Asia financial body

The chief of one of Asia’s most prominent financial trade bodies on Tuesday said new cyber security rules in China could make it harder for foreign companies operating in the country to manage risk as cyber threats become increasingly cross-border.

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Central Bank publishes guidance on IT and Cybersecurity Risks

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Central Bank publishes guidance on IT and Cybersecurity Risks

The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has published a guidance note in respect of IT and Cybersecurity Risks which highlights the Central Bank’s increased focus on risks in this area. The guidance note highlights that the IT and

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The 3 biggest cybersecurity risks posed in the 2016 presidential election

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Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Here’s a question for you: What do the four recent cyber attacks from the hacker group Anonymous have in common? Attack 1: On March 4, 2016, a group inside of […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

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Cyber security expert warns German banks of retail payments risks

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Cyber security expert warns German banks of retail payments risks

A top cyber security researcher has warned German banks that their retail payment systems have security flaws that could allow fraudsters to steal payment card PIN codes, create fake cards or siphon funds from customer or merchant accounts. Karsten Nohl, who is credited with revealing major security threats in mobile phones, automobiles, security cards and thumb-sized USB drives, told Reuters he has found critical weaknesses in software that runs retail point-of-sale terminals in Germany.Nohl outlined two types of attacks. One to steal personal identification numbers (PIN) or spoof transactions when customers pay at checkout tills and a second method that tricks payment processors that act as intermediaries between banks and merchants to transfer funds into other, fraudulent accounts.Nohl and fellow researchers Fabian Braeunlein and Philipp Maier at Security Research Labs in Berlin disclosed their findings to banks, card issuers, device makers and industry associations in recent weeks. SRLabs acts as a security consultant to Fortune 500 firms, including several big banks.In 2012, SRLabs uncovered defects in the most popular retail payment terminal in Germany, the Artema Hybrid from U.S.-based VeriFone Systems. The latest findings go further to show that virtually all terminals in Germany are liable to having payments hijacked […]

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