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UN Security Council: Protect Education from Attack

“Hundreds of thousands of children worldwide find their schools under attack or used by fighting forces to wage war,” said Zama Neff, children’s rights director at Human Rights Watch. “The Safe Schools Declaration provides a concrete way for countries to commit to protecting children’s education, even during armed conflict.” (New York) – Members of the United Nations Security Council and ... Read More »

B-Secur gets £3.5m funding for identity security technology

B-Secure’s chief executive, Alan Foreman, believes next-generation ECG authentication technology is crucial to fighting cyber attacks. A Belfast company that uses a human heartbeat pattern to securely identify an individual has attracted a major funding injection totalling £3.5 million (€3.92 million). B-Secur, which has developed patented biometric technology, sealed the early-stage funding boost from a syndicate of investors which included Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Kernel ... Read More »

US Tech Firms Give Up Security Secrets For Access To Russian Market

  U.S. technology companies routinely share sensitive product security secrets with Russian agencies in order to gain access to the country’s lucrative tech market, a compromise that could enable Moscow’s aggressive hacking efforts against Western governments and companies. Russian officials demand tech companies hand over source codes for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications, and encrypted software before they are ... Read More »

Chipotle data breach highlights need for new chip security technology

DENVER — Swiping could be the thing of the past. Just ask any cyber security expert, like Chris Rothe with Red Canary, a cyber security company based in Downtown Denver. “The stripe is old technology. It’s a magnetic strip that encodes basically just your credit card number pretty much in plain text.” Chipotle is the latest company making headlines after ... Read More »

Security for Betsy DeVos costing Education Dept nearly $8M for 8 months

The U.S. Marshals Service is providing unprecedented protective detail to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and the added security will be costing her agency almost $1 million per month, the marshals service said Friday. The stepped up security began in February, following a threat assessment ordered by the U.S. Attorney General, the marshals service said. The agency only said it determined ... Read More »

Your So-Called Secrets Are Out — Time to Upgrade Your Banking Security

Your mother’s maiden name is probably not a secret. Neither, necessarily, is your high school mascot or the size of your car payment. But some banks and brokerages still pretend this is information only you would know, and that could be putting your money at risk. So-called security questions long ago outlived their usefulness, since they can be hard for ... Read More »

Facebook Launches NFC-Based Two Factor Authentication Process for Added Security

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has introduced Security Key system in its 2FA process A physical security key can now be added to your account It has also introduced a workaround NFC-login method for its mobile site Facebook on Thursday announced the introduction of a Security Key system for its two-factor authentication method while logging in to the social media site. In this ... Read More »

WordPress 4.7 Reaches 10 Million Downloads, Releases New Security and Maintenance Update

Just a little over a month after its release, WordPress version 4.7 has been downloaded over 10 million times, according to the official WordPress.org blog. WordPress Version 4.7 was released to the public on December 6, 2016. WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” WordPress 4.7, nick-named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary American jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, made significant improvements to previous versions of ... Read More »

SimpliSafe Home Security Service May Also Provide Small Business Solution

Securing the place we live and work in used to be a task best left for professional, but like almost every other industry, digital technology is also democratizing security. SimpliSafe Home Security lets you install a wireless security system with all the bells and whistles, without needing an expert and paying an arm and a leg for it. The SimpliSafe ... Read More »

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Starts Rolling Out to Nexus, Pixel Devices With December Security Patch

HIGHLIGHTS The new Android 7.1.1 will be available via OTA It will be rolling out to compatible devices over the next few weeks Android 7.1.1 brings new emojis, GIF support, and more After releasing Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview 2 for Nexus and Pixel devices, Google has started rolling out the final Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for compatible devices. The ... Read More »