850,000 Job Seekers May Have Been Exposed By Government Data Breach

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850,000 Job Seekers May Have Been Exposed By Government Data Breach

850,000 Job Seekers May Have Been Exposed By Government Data Breach

The Oregon Department of Employment has identified more than 850,000 Oregonians whose personal information may have been compromised by a security vulnerability in its job search database, WorkSource Oregon. Unemployed Oregonians register for the database, adding their names, addresses, Social Security numbers and other information often found on job applications as they seek work. The… Read More

A Free Retina Scan With Your Next Purchase?

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A Free Retina Scan With Your Next Purchase?

A Free Retina Scan With Your Next Purchase?

Increasingly, legions of sophisticated hackers are infiltrating the most state-of-the-art data security strategies out there. The recent data compromises at Kmart and JPMorgan are in no way similar, except they share a common enemy. And while free retina scanners are probably a stretch, biometrics – the use of your biological data like fingerprints — may… Read More

Do You Need to Change Your Dropbox Password?

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Do You Need to Change Your Dropbox Password?

Do You Need to Change Your Dropbox Password?

Fears of a Dropbox data breach were sparked earlier this week when a few hundred username and password combinations were posted to Reddit Oct. 13. The poster claims they are a portion of a larger collection of Dropbox credentials, The Next Web reported. The user also said there is “more to come” and asked for Bitcoin donations… Read More

The Kmart Data Breach: What You Need to Do

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The Kmart Data Breach: What You Need to Do

The Kmart Data Breach: What You Need to Do

Kmart announced Oct. 10 its information technology team detected a data breach of stores’ payment systems, compromising an unknown number of customer credit and debit cards. At this time, there aren’t many details available on the breach — Kmart’s team only detected it the day prior to its announcement, according to a company news release… Read More

Dairy Queen Data Breach Impacts Almost 400 Stores

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Dairy Queen Data Breach Impacts Almost 400 Stores

Dairy Queen Data Breach Impacts Almost 400 Stores

Fast food chain Dairy Queen today confirmed a data breach of payment card data at some of its U.S. locations, which include Dairy Queen and Orange Julius stores. Signs of the breach were reported as early as late August, but the Minnesota-based company had yet to confirm the cyberattack. The breach compromised customer names, payment… Read More

The Real JPMorgan Data Breach Danger Is Still on Its Way

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The Real JPMorgan Data Breach Danger Is Still on Its Way

The Real JPMorgan Data Breach Danger Is Still on Its Way

The olive branch after the deluge of news about the JPMorgan breach that exposed the personally identifiable information of 83 million customers was that no bank account information, or more sensitive personal information like Social Security numbers, had been compromised. What got lost in that torrent of stories was the fact that the information that… Read More

Will States Lead the Way on Data Breach Requirements?

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Will States Lead the Way on Data Breach Requirements?

Will States Lead the Way on Data Breach Requirements?

California enacted the first data loss disclosure law in 2003, requiring companies and organizations that lose personal information to inform the individuals whose data has gone missing. Since then, 46 other states have passed similar laws. On Sept. 30, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law an amendment that toughens the Golden State’s pioneering legislation in several ways…. Read More

The JPMorgan Breach Is One Part of a Larger Crisis

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The JPMorgan Breach Is One Part of a Larger Crisis

The JPMorgan Breach Is One Part of a Larger Crisis

JPMorgan’s disclosure that hackers compromised the data of more than 76 million of its consumer patrons — and 7 million small business clients — may seem stunning. But it reflects just a sliver of the withering bombardment the U.S. financial services sector has endured for at least the past three years. Criminals go where the… Read More

17 People Who Could Steal Your Identity

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17 People Who Could Steal Your Identity

17 People Who Could Steal Your Identity

People live a huge portion of their lives in the digital sphere, so most people will have their sensitive information stolen at some point, if not multiple times. It may be as small as noticing a few dollars of unauthorized activity on your credit card or as damaging as someone stealing your identity and trashing… Read More

iOS 8 Wants to Get to Know You Better

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iOS 8 Wants to Get to Know You Better

iOS 8 Wants to Get to Know You Better

My phone is at rest on my desk, charging. I’ve enabled the new “Hey Siri” feature, which was part of the iOS 8 update. Now, the famous concierge feature that offers the world at the touch of a button is always-already on, listening (as long as it is plugged in). Somehow I’m feeling a bit… Read More

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