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Democrats’ Biggest Cybersecurity Upgrade Is Their New Tech Chief

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Democratic National Committee is upping its cybersecurity efforts — and it’s getting some help from a former Silicon Valley exec. Back in June, the committee hired Raffi Krikorian — a former top engineer at Uber and Twitter — as chief technology officer. Since his hire, Krikorian has instituted better…

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Cyber security experts call for upgrade in defences

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Cyber security experts call for upgrade in defences

In the aftermath of WannaCry, experts call for watchdogs to be split from snoopers Whoever forms the next Government will urgently need to upgrade the UK’s cyber defences, academics agreed at a seminar this week. Staged by Institute of Legal Studies at University College London, it dealt with the aftermath…

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Does Minnesota Need a Massive Cybersecurity Upgrade? Some Lawmakers Skeptical

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

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. Guess how many times per day hackers try to access Minnesota’s state government computers: 10 times a day? 100? 1000? Actually that’s not even close. “Millions of times a day,” […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

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Healthy Hacks To Upgrade Your Favorite Childhood Meals

In a pinch, it’s only natural to turn to comfort food for a quick, easy meal.

Unfortunately, whipping up a bowl of instant ramen doesn’t count as cooking, and eating an entire box of Kraft macaroni and cheese in one sitting won’t do a body good.

But there are ways to make your childhood favorites a little more nutritious, by making your own seasoning, cutting down the sodium content, and adding veggies and protein.

Below are tips from Fix.com on how to upgrade some tried-and-true dishes, because we all need a big bowl of mac & cheese every now and again.

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Credit card security upgrade also a chance for fraud

The scammers are striking during the rollout of a new technology to thwart scamming.

It all has to do with the new chip-embedded credit cards.

Credit card companies have been mailing out credit and debit cards that offer greater security against fraud. The new cards are embedded with a chip that holds your payment data and provides a unique code for every purchase.

To use the card, you insert it into a “reader” for several seconds rather than swiping it. For every purchase you make, the chip generates a unique code that is good only for that transaction. These replace the cards that have only a black magnetic stripe that security experts say can be easily copied and misused.

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How Often Should You Upgrade Your iPhone? An Experiment

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

I’m a gadget nerd. I love having the latest and greatest phone. But my wife is more frugal—she’d rather run her phone into the ground before upgrading. But is upgrading every three years really more cost effective than upgrading every year? I ran some numbers to find out. Subsidized contracts are all but dead, which means that most of the time, the most cost-effective way to upgrade your phone is to sell your old one, and use that money to (partially) pay for the new one. But I always wondered whether it was more cost effective to sell your old phone early, while it still had value, or run it into the ground. Which saves you more money in the long run? Here’s my theory: If we can look at the average market price for the last few generations of iPhone, we can use those to estimate how much value your iPhone loses every year. So, the price of an iPhone 6 in September 2015 estimates an iPhone’s value after it’s one year old, an iPhone 5S estimates a two year old iPhone, and so on. From there, we can calculate how much it’d cost you to upgrade to the […]

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Homeland Security Gives Cyber Crimes Center a Major Upgrade

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

It’s not quite “CSI: Cyber,” but the the United States has its own cyber crimes task force, and its headquarters is getting a major upgrade. The ICE Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Virginia, is getting a 5,000 square-foot forensic laboratory, more space for conducting cyber operations, and “an evidence vault,” the Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday. Also, conference rooms! The U.S. government’s ability to protect itself from hackers has come under fire recently after 21.5 million Americans had their personal information stolen from the Office of Personnel Management. This new center is meant to help the Department of Homeland Security defend against hackers who traffic in stolen information, credit cards, child pornography, fake documents and illegal drugs. The Cyber Crimes Center (known within the DHS as “C3″) claimed the take-down of the Silk Road, an illegal online marketplace, as one of its biggest victories. “The men and women of Homeland Security Investigations perform critical work in combating criminals that use the computer as their weapon, perpetrating crimes ranging from child exploitation to the theft of intellectual property,” Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. “The development of this expanded Cyber Crimes Center provides this […]

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Credit cards to get tech upgrade

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

ATLANTA – Nearly half of all credit card fraud worldwide occurs in the United States. This is not simply because there is more wealth, but because it is simple to steal the information. After dozens of security breaches at major retailers such as Target, credit card fraud is front-and-center, and comes as the credit card industry is moving to a safer method of card – the EMV chip. This chip – named for Europay, Mastercard and Visa – is embedded in the credit card. When the card is swiped at a store, the machine reads the chip as well as the card. This, coupled with a more secure encryption, makes it more difficult for thieves to steal and use the information without stealing the physical card. “The adoption of chip technology has the potential to virtually eliminate counterfeit fraud when widely adopted, and will help consumers feel more confident about using their payment cards,” said Ellen Richey, chief enterprise risk officer of Visa. “Moving quickly to adopt technologies like chip cards, and digital account numbers or ‘tokens’ in place of payment account data, will further protect personal account information by putting it in a form that, if stolen, can’t be […]

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Spotify suffers Data Breach, You should upgrade the android app

Music Streaming Service Spotify is the latest high-profile company to report a Data breach.  Spotify has announced on its blog that it had been hacked. According to the blog post, the breach affected only one user.  The affect user has been notified about the incident. Read More….

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Security upgrade: Fort Bragg starts testing automated entry system

  Fort Bragg has begun testing its new automated entry system, which is part of a postwide security overhaul meant to cut down on wait times at entry gates while boosting security. Under the entry system, soldiers, airmen and others who have access cards or other Department of Defense-issued identification will swipe their cards at one of Fort Bragg’s […] View full post on Gregory d. evans