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Every week we get questions here at HackSurfer: what are you guys, how do I contribute, what the heck do all those numbers mean? Well, it's your lucky day. Consider me your oracle, the all-knowing HackSurfer version of that wise old lady in the Matrix, except minus the cigarettes ...

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A recent poll indicates that almost half of users have accessed or taken confidential data from their company. 20% were caught; in 67% of those cases their boss ‘had a word with them' and in 25% nothing happened. goo.gl/WerFoW Another poll shows 60% of IT staff don't tell m...

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Kentucky passes data breach law
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Kentucky is the latest state to pass a data breach notification law. The law requires companies impacted by a data breach to notify Kentucky residents. The law is triggered when name, social security number, driver’s license number, or account number/credit card number are exposed. The law will become effective in July. http://goo.gl/JZkUqZ

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Government and industry need to share threat, attack, and compromise information on a real time basis, said former DHS Director Tom Ridge. Ridge claims the federal government has not fostered information sharing because it defaults to over-classifying information. While private in...

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BlackBerry has acquired a stake in health tech startup NantHealth; they are working on a smartphone-like device specially made to view CT scans and 3-D images. goo.gl/0yeKWs Meanwhile, a new picture-sharing application for doctors and medical students hopes to improve diag...

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Tuesday's Trends: WhatsApp, Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the top trending target following its fingerprint scanner being hacked. http://goo.gl/UPdifw WhatsApp is second as everyone debates what being acquired by Facebook means for their users' privacy. The FTC is wagging their finger at them, http://goo.gl/7k0NWn but not everyone believes they will listen. http://goo.gl/bUl4K6
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The Daily Roundup Most Notable Info The Samsung Galaxy S5 was recently released, and has already been taken down a peg by its fingerprint scanner being hacked. Similar to the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5 uses a fingerprint scanner for security purposes and to take the place of passw...

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OpIsrael, the hacktivist campaign aimed at disrupting Israeli government and private websites, occurred on April 7, 2014. This is the second year the Op took place. However, this year the Israeli government decided to take early action, blocking international data traffic to gover...

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How the Target breach is good for everyone (except maybe Target)
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It took something major to finally get banks, businesses, and payment processors to realize that spending on cybersecurity is an investment--and an important one. That's good for customers, and for the businesses trying to keep those customers. Target just happened to be the victim, but they'll probably recover as well. http://goo.gl/yibEcw

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A government report says the number of data breaches has doubled in three years. The report found agencies face challenges in implementing information security programs and have issues implementing security controls. Only one of seven reviewed agencies had documented a risk level,...

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"Honeypot" Attack on University of Michigan

The following Wednesday after heartbleed went public Chinese hackers wasted little time and attacked the University of Michigan. This server was intentionally left vulnerable by the university so they could study attacks on it. http://bit.ly/1qZYRTU

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One man’s trash is another man’s new identity? Yes, because that “junk mail” you toss in the garbage contains valuable data about yourself. A crook bent on identity theft can potentially have a field day with your discarded pre-approved credit card applications, bank statements, e...

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