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Home Depot confirms payment system attack

Summary: The home improvement retailer with more than $78 billion in sales said there's no evidence that debit card PINs have been compromised. The attack rhymes with what Target experienced. Home Depot on Monday confirmed that its payment systems were breached in an attack that rhymes with what Target experienced. The company said in a…
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Preventing Toll Fraud

The best defense against toll fraud remains an educated customer. MASS is totally committed to the control of toll fraud. While no telecommunications system can be made entirely free from the risk of toll fraud, diligent attention to system security can reduce that risk considerably. MASS devotes substantial resources to detect suspicious calling patterns, alert…
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The Internet of Things Expected to Bring New Security Threats to SMBs

IT decision makers at US SMBs are nearly unanimous that the Internet of Things (IoT) will produce negative impacts for their organizations, according to a survey released this week by GFI Software. While 96.5 percent of those surveyed expect at least some downside, 26.7 percent fear that device management will spiral out of control. The…
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Hacker Weev’s Chilling Conviction Is Overturned

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, reversing a verdict that was viewed as having a chilling effect on the work of researchers who help keep the Internet safe. Prosecutors said Auernheimer, 28, is a publicity-hungry hacker who broke the law when he found a security flaw in an…
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