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  • Friday Squid Blogging: 1994 Lair of Squid Game

    I didn’t know: In 1994, Hewlett-Packard released a miracle machine: the HP 200LX pocket-size PC. In the depths of the device, among the MS-DOS productivity apps built into its fixed memory, there lurked a first-person maze game called Lair of Squid. […] In Lair of Squid, you’re trapped in an underwater labyrinth, seeking a way…

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  • Hackers Steal Phone, SMS Records for Nearly All AT&T Customers

    AT&T Corp. disclosed today that a new data breach has exposed phone call and text message records for roughly 110 million people — nearly all of its customers. AT&T said it delayed disclosing the incident in response to “national security and public safety concerns,” noting that some of the records included data that could be…

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  • CIS Benchmarks July 2024 Update

    Here is an overview of the CIS Benchmarks that the Center for Internet Security updated or released for July 2024. Read More

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  • Hackers Downloaded Call Logs from Cloud Platform in AT&T Breach

    AT&T discloses data breach where hackers accessed customer call logs from a cloud platform in April Read More

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  • Sharing Isn’t Always Caring: Tips to Help Protect Your Online Privacy

    When it comes to protecting your privacy, take a close look at your social media use—because sharing can quickly turn into oversharing. The term “oversharing” carries several different definitions. Yet in our case here, oversharing means saying more than one should to more people than they should. Consider the audience you have across your social…

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  • Indiana County Files Disaster Declaration Following Ransomware Attack

    Clay County, Indiana, said a ransomware attack has prevented the administration of critical services, leading to a disaster declaration being filed Read More

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  • The NSA Has a Long-Lost Lecture by Adm. Grace Hopper

    The NSA has a video recording of a 1982 lecture by Adm. Grace Hopper titled “Future Possibilities: Data, Hardware, Software, and People.” The agency is (so far) refusing to release it. Basically, the recording is in an obscure video format. People at the NSA can’t easily watch it, so they can’t redact it. So they…

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  • Snowflake Breach at Advance Auto Parts Hits 2.3 Million People

    Advance Auto Parts has confirmed a breach of its Snowflake account will impact millions Read More

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  • RansomHub ransomware – what you need to know

    Despite first appearing earlier this year, RansomHub is already considered one of the most prolific ransomware groups in existence. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog. Read More

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  • NATO Set to Build New Cyber Defense Center

    NATO members have agreed to develop a new integrated facility to help improve collective cyber-resilience Read More

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