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Are Wireless Networks Secure?

Wireless networks are generally a weaker alternative to a hardwire connections. Why is this? Well, if the wireless network’s traffic is open, then anyone within range can gain access which means it’s vulnerable to a ‘sniffing attack’. Modern wireless networks get around this by using encryption that requires a secret key.  How are wireless networks … Read more

419 Million Facebook Accounts Compromised

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This enormous breach of almost 1/5 of Facebook’s 2.3 billion users’ phone number and unique ID listed on their accounts was not the result of a direct hack. Databases containing scraped information about Facebook’s users were found on a server and had no password protection or any other security in place leaving them for people … Read more

The Marriott Starwood Data Breach one year later…

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It has been twelve months since the major hospitality company unveiled a data breach that affected millions of people, so it’s time to look back and see what happened. The Marriott hotel chain announced a major database breach that could affect anyone who stayed at its 6,700 worldwide Starwood hotel properties since 2014—up to 500 million people in … Read more