Big Data: Why Do Companies Collect And Store Personal Data

Why do companies collect data and store our personal data? Because big data is money, why else? Read on to know learn more about data mining business and big data. Why Do Websites Collect Data And Store User Data? In the old days, at the dawn of computing, computers had very little ability to recognize

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Prowli Malware Affects More Than 40,000 IoT Devices

Malware issues are a common concern for the internet security. Experts regularly come across malware that targets servers, routers and IoT devices. The latest malware is the Prowli malware. This botnet has already affected more than 40,000 internet connected devices across the globe. Prowli malware makes use of different techniques like abuse of weak configuration,

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How is Blockchain Affecting Cyber Security

In order to stay away from rugged definitions and cumbersome visualization, let us, for starters, try to imagine Lego blocks in a digital world. Every time a transaction is made, in a digital sense of the word, another block is added going all the way to the most recent transaction. Initially, blockchain was thought of

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Korea’s Coinrail Loses 40 Million Dollars In Altcoins

As we continue to digitalize, there is an increasing need for cyber protection and securing ourselves in the cyber world. Whether connecting with family and friends, we use social networking websites. At the same time, online banking, work-related emails, etc. all occupy the same webspace across the globe. While cyber protection is of utmost significance

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Net Neutrality Law To Officially End On June 11

The Battle for Net Neutrality has started to take on dangerous proportions, but the signs were apparent since the term was coined back in 2003. The Net Neutrality law comes to an end in the US on June 11th, and this has ramifications all over the country. Net Neutrality ensured that there was a level

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LocationSmart Exposes Location Of Millions Of Americans

Recently, the location tracking website LocationSmart was in controversy for all the wrong reasons. They made the location of millions of real-time users readily available on a free demo public page. The free demo page did not ask for subscriber’s consent before giving away his or her location. The company took immediate steps of reform

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Data Breach of 156,000 Uber Users in Brazil

After the ongoing controversies of Facebook’s data breach, now it’s Uber. Recently, Uber apologized to its 156,000 users in Brazil. Personal information of these users was leaked in a major data breach in 2016. However, the company paid hackers to stay mum about the security breach for over a year. There are a large number of

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U.S. Senate Democrats To Call For Vote On Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is the hot topic making rounds in the US. As you are already aware that the US government is on its way to undo the concept of net neutrality. Once the net neutrality rule is scraped, certain things will change for sure. E.g., your ISP can share the customer data for monetary gain,

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Information Security Watchdog Warns On Cyber-Attacks

With the availability of the internet at our fingertips, we tend to spend most of our time online. But how safe is it, really? Just like you can access any information you want online. In the same way, the hackers can access your information, anytime they want. Yes, the thought alone should be intimidating. Now

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John McAfee’s Twitter Account Hacked?

Your IT infrastructure calls for enhanced security, privacy, and customization. In the recent days, we have come across news where hackers install malware that logs your keystrokes. As a result, they easily hack your personal details- including banking and credit card details. That’s not it. You may also fall prey to cyber criminals who virtually

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