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Proof of randomness builds future of digital security

In an effort to block emerging threats to online security, researchers at Princeton University have developed a method to verify the strength of random number generators that form the basis of most encryption systems. Nearly all secure online traffic—from shopping to banking to communications—relies on a technique of randomly generating a number that serves...

36% Of Govt Websites Fail ‘Important’ Security Tests

Analysts who studied hundreds of federal websites found more than one-third did not have security measures to prevent hackers from intercepting visitors’ sensitive information or redirecting traffic to malicious phishing websites. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a science and tech policy think tank, released a report Monday that said hundreds of federal...

Intel announces RARE MAJOR vulnerability in firmware

Millions of computers could be remotely hijacked through bug in firmware code. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/intel-warns-of-widespread-vulnerability-in-pc-server-device-firmware/ Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150 See the Official Intel Security Advisory 00086 https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=intel-sa-00086&languageid=en-fr      

Breaking: Did the Equifax System Breach Occur Months Earlier? Regardless, here is what’s Important

Consider this Information, Very Carefully…   More Equifax Lies? Company Originally Hacked Five Months Earlier Than It Disclosed https://austrian.economicblogs.org/zerohedge/2017/durden-equifax-lies-hacked-earlier-disclosed/ FTC Recommendations: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do Q. Does Datasecurit think it might be wise to take action and freeze your credit reports NOW? A.Yes. Freezing your equifax report is now free. The other 2 big credit bureaus charge...

Six billion records hacked so far this year: researchers

A surge in computer hacking has led to the breach of more than six billion records so far this year, topping the total for 2016, security researchers said Tuesday. Virginia-based Risk Based Security said in its mid-year report that it identified 2,227 publicly disclosed data compromise events through June 30 affecting business, government, medical...