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The latest developments in IT security: your rights online, securing your systems via timely patching, updates on anti-malware tools, and relevant stories on hacking and system vulnerabilities.

Many Bluetooth smart locks are hackable, researchers find

Bluetooth-powered locks are readily available from a number of companies to complement or begin building out your smart home portfolio. While primarily designed for convenience sake, a couple of security researchers have discovered that a large number of Bluetooth smart…

The digital identity dilemma

On the one hand, the problem seems obvious. We all need some kind of consistent digital identity (think virtual ID “card”) that can identify and authenticate us not only to all our devices, but to all our online services, commerce…

Bitfinex may spread its $72 million loss among its users

Hackers earlier this week made away with more than $70 million worth of Bitcoins from Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. The company seemingly has more questions than answers at this stage although it has revealed one possible scenario that could…

Ransomware attacks on the rise, U.S. firms less likely to pay up

Ransomware is on the rise with nearly 50% of businesses across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany reportedly experiencing an attack last year alone, according to a study sponsored by Malwarebytes. The survey included 540 CIOs, CISOs and…
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