Security

iCloud Users Take Note: Apple Two-Step Protection Won’t Protect Your Data

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by agluck     May 31, 2013      0.0 (0) If you think your pictures, contacts, and other data are protected by the two-step verification protection Apple added to its iCloud service in March, think again. According to security researchers in Moscow, the measure helps prevent fraudulent purchases made with your Apple ID but does nothing to augment the security of files you store.

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Password Meters That Tell You If You're Creating A Strong Password Really Do Work

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by agluck     May 13, 2013      0.0 (0) Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and Microsoft are among the first to test the effect that the ubiquitous password meters have on real users choosing passwords. They found that meters grading the strength of passwords had a measurable impact in helping users pick stronger pas

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Ransomeware Is Popping Up With A Vengeance

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by BrianEdelman     May 07, 2013      0.0 (0) If it wasn’t bad enough that cybercriminals figured out how to hold your computer and files hostage now they have figured out how to make it even harder to get rid of their nasty malware.

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The U.S. Showing No Tolerance In Cyber-War

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by BrianEdelman     May 03, 2013      0.0 (0) The U.S. is taking a stand in the fight against cyber-espionage.  

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Recovering Data From Broken Hard Drives (Video)

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by agluck     April 25, 2013      0.0 (0) Hopefully nobody who reads A4A would get caught without a backup of their data, but just in case: here is a video interview with someone who retrieves data from damaged drives.

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