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leahrstr

Setting Up Your Tech on the Assumption You'll Be Hacked - 3 views

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    Advice: Be careful with what information is stored on online devices. Always assume that the information can be leaked so you are never too vulnerable to an attack. Keep a strong password to protect your information
sandrashaw99

VPN Security News (@vpnSecurityNews) | Twitter - 2 views

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    This one is a little sketchy. It's just links to articles on VPNs from news sources I haven't heard of. Can you find someone a little less spammy and a little more likely to be a real person?
mattgu123

35 per cent have upped online security following iCloud leak | Business Technology - 4 views

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    Interesting that ~35% of 1000 surveyed have upped the strength of their passwords, but only 6% turned on two-factor ID, which was a major cause of the iCloud hacks going undetected for so long.
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    It seems that two-factor authentication would not have prevented those iCloud hacks (according to this piece: http://www.tuaw.com/2014/09/02/think-iclouds-two-factor-authentication-protects-your-privacy/), but since Apple has now changed the triggers for two-factor to include things like iCloud access, two-factor will be more helpful going forward. So it is a little surprising that more people haven't enabled it.
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    I'm also reminded of the ACLU's Chris Soghoian's point (https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/lessons-celebrity-icloud-photo-breach) that one reason people have crappy Apple passwords is that Apple makes you use your password so darn often. I know I get frustrated when I have to enter my (crazy long) Apple password on my iPhone just to download a free app.
Riley Dankovich

Russian Hackers Behind World’s Biggest Internet Security Breach - NBC News.com - 0 views

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    This video talks about a hack done by a group of Russian hackers that gained access to 1.2 billion records, and discusses the idea that perhaps passwords are no longer the best way to protect our information. It's a quick video, but what was interesting to me was that I hadn't even considered that something other than the current password system could protect our information.
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