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Office 365, Azure users are locked out after a global multi-factor authentication outage – TechCrunch

Office 365, Azure users are locked out after a global multi-factor authentication outage – TechCrunch Good morning! Except if you’re a hosted Microsoft customer who’s locked out of your account right now. Microsoft’s cloud-based multi-factor authentication services went down across the globe early Monday morning, preventing users who are required …

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Tech giants take seats on Homeland Security’s new supply chain task force – TechCrunch

Tech giants take seats on Homeland Security’s new supply chain task force – TechCrunch Homeland Security’s supply chain task force is finally off the ground.. The public-private coalition, set up earlier this year, now has representatives from more than two dozen companies and industry groups signed up to help the …

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Security researchers have busted the encryption in several popular Crucial and Samsung SSDs – TechCrunch

Security researchers have busted the encryption in several popular Crucial and Samsung SSDs – TechCrunch Researchers at Radboud University have found critical security flaws in several popular Crucial and Samsung solid state drives (SSDs), which they say can be easily exploited to recover encrypted data without knowing the password. The …

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Signal rolls out a new privacy feature making it harder to know a sender’s identity – TechCrunch

Signal rolls out a new privacy feature making it harder to know a sender’s identity – TechCrunch Signal, regarded as the gold standard of end-to-end encrypted messaging apps, is rolling out a new feature that will further protect the identities of message senders. “While the service always needs to know where …

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New plans aim to deploy the first U.S. quantum network from Boston to Washington DC – TechCrunch

New plans aim to deploy the first U.S. quantum network from Boston to Washington DC – TechCrunch About 800 kilometers of unused fiber optic cable running down the U.S. eastern seaboard is set to become the first stateside quantum network. The aim is to get the quantum network up and …

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Want to reduce fraud? Make a better password, dummy! – TechCrunch

Want to reduce fraud? Make a better password, dummy! – TechCrunch Researchers at Indiana University have confirmed that stringent password policies – aside from being really annoying – actually work. The research, led by Ph.D. student Jacob Abbott, IU CIO Daniel Calarco, and professor L. Jean Camp. They published their …

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With Chrome 70, hundreds of popular websites are about to break – TechCrunch

With Chrome 70, hundreds of popular websites are about to break – TechCrunch A lot of secure sites are set to grind to a halt with security error messages in the next version of Google Chrome, after the browser will drop trust for a major HTTPS certificate provider following a …

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KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets – TechCrunch

KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets – TechCrunch KZen, a company run by former TC editor Ouriel Ohayon, has raised $4 million in seed to build a “better wallet,” obviously the elusive Holy Grail in the crypto world. Benson Oak Ventures, Samsung Next, Elron Ventures invested. …

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Website flaw exposed a Canadian ISP’s entire customer database – TechCrunch

Website flaw exposed a Canadian ISP’s entire customer database – TechCrunch Canadian internet provider Altima Telecom has fixed a flaw in its website that could have given an attacker full access to its customer database. The customer database was connected to the company’s website, but could be remotely accessed with …

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