So Macs can be infected with malware. Who would have ever thought? The malware at issue here is the dreaded ransomware. Ransomware scrambles up your files, and the hacker at the helm says he’ll give you the cyber “key” in exchange for a handsome payment.
Ransomware historically has primarily impacted Windows users, but recently it got into OS X—its latest version, Transmission.
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Someone else might file your taxes if you don’t get to it. And they won’t be doing it as a favor; they’ll be doing it to steal your identity.
Here’s how it works:
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Based on research with almost 200,000 consumers in 40 countries, the ad agency Young & Rubicam developed a Brand Value framework called the Brand Asset Valuator (BAV). BAV is based on one of the most extensive research programs on branding ever conducted.
Here is the essence of BAV. Brand Value can be measured by applying understanding and analysis to 4…Continue
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HOW THE FULL-GROWN QUALITY COMPANY DELIVERS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER BONDING
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In France, anything is possible. Like getting tossed in jail for posting your children’s photos on Facebook.
Yes indeed, it’s true. People in France can be put behind bars for putting their kids’ pictures on Facebook. Or, they may face heavy fines. This is because the French authorities deem posting kids’ photos online threatens their security.
Parents are being warned about the consequences of this violation. The authorities believe that posting images of…Continue
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By Jodie Paula Cohen, Producer, Open Data in Finance, www.open-data-finance.com
When I first started following the open data initiative, my banking contacts described it as “a major shift in the established business model of the financial services industry”; while alternative lenders and fintech companies spoke passionately about the power of an open API framework to “change everything about the way that we bank and operate our…Continue
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Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigated Dwolla, an e-commerce and online-payment company. It found Dwolla guilty of risk management negligence regarding data security practices.
The investigation has some significant implications. Before we take a deeper look, here are a few key takeaways:
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Last year, says the security firm Gemalto, over 700 million records were breached. Or, to put it another way, this translates to two million stolen or lost records every day.
2015 Breach Level Report
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Tax Havens • Explained With Maps
Apr 19, 2016
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What’s it gonna take for companies to crack down on their cybersecurity? What’s holding them back? Why do we keep hearing about one company data breach after another?
Well, there’s just not enough IT talent going around. The irony is that most company higher-ups admit that cybersecurity is very important and can even name specific situations that could compromise security, such as
having multiple vendors vs. only a single vendor; not having quality-level…Continue
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“I say the 21st century is a terrible time to be a control freak”
I recently read this Knowledge @Wharton interview “‘Industries of the Future’: Alec Ross Unveils the Winners”. At the end of the interview Ross says, “I say the 21st century is a terrible time to be a control freak. One…Continue
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Well, we certainly can’t blame Dennis Nicholl for breaking the law. Frankly, had I been nearby him when he did it, I would have kept silent and let him continue breaking the law—unless, of course, I was engaged in some loud, planet-moving discussion with a world leader.
Nicholl, 63, was recently on a Chicago subway train. He brought with him a cell phone jammer. Unfortunately for Nicholl that day, Keegan Goudie was on the same train. Goudie is a blogger, noticed the…Continue
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Stop clicking on e-mails about your package delivery! Scam, scam, scam! Look, it’s simple:
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Apparently there are people who take pictures of their airplane boarding pass…and post it online. I’m dead serious. I’ve heard of toddlers getting excited over scraps of paper, but full-grown adults posting images of their boarding pass online? Don’t get me started.
Let’s just only say that this is incredulously absurd. Like, who cares about your bleepity bleep boarding pass, right? OK, you got bumped up to First class. SAVE IT. Well wait a…Continue
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