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Companies are sorry about security flaws. Just not sorry enough to change

(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cyber security. Reuters reported on February 6 that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a key agency responsible for overseeing financial companies, is neglecting its investigation into the Equifax hack that compromised the personal information of millions. The …

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The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market

Ofer Schreiber is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor: Iren Reznikov Contributor Iren Reznikov is an analyst for YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor: The Equifax breach, WannaCry, NotPetya, the NSA leak, and many more cyber incidents – 2017 was certainly a busy year for …

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Security researchers flag invite bug in WhatsApp group chats

Security researchers have revealed details of a vulnerability in WhatsApp’s security that could be used to compromise the secrecy of encrypted group chats on the messaging platform. The risk associated with the flaw is limited on account of attackers needing to have access to WhatsApp servers to be able to …

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Twitter adds support for app-based two-factor authentication

Twitter is rolling out an update to its platform security that will allow users to employ third-part authentication apps to receive a two-factor login authentication for their Twitter account. Twitter has offered two-factor for a long while now, but it’s used the less secure SMS-based verification method excessively until now. …

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Imgur says 1.7M emails and passwords were breached in 2014 hack

Image-hosting site turned meme social network, Imgur, is the latest tech service to ‘fess up to a security breach. In a blog post Friday it revealed that hackers had compromised its systems in 2014, with ~1.7M emails and passwords affected. No additional information was apparently compromised in the breach. “Imgur has …

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Uber data breach includes UK users — but it’s still not clear how many

The UK’s digital minister has said the October 2016 data breach that Uber disclosed this week does affect UK users — though it’s still unclear how many are impacted at this stage. Making a statement in parliament yesterday, Matt Hancock said: We are verifying the extent and the amount of …

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Tortuga Logic raises $2 million to build chip-level security systems

Tortuga Logic has raised $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to help in their effort to maintain chip-level system security. Based in Palo Alto, the company plans to use the cash to build products that will find “lurking vulnerabilities” on computer hardware. The founders, Dr. Jason Oberg, Dr. …

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Kaspersky fights spying claims with code review plan

Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has announced what it’s dubbing a “comprehensive transparency initiative” as the company seeks to beat back suspicion that its antivirus software has been hacked or penetrated by the Russian government and used as a route for scooping up US intelligence. In a post on its …

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