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Security: Password expiration is dead, long live your passwords

Security: Password expiration is dead, long live your passwords

May was a momentous month, which marked a victory for sanity and pragmatism over irrational paranoia. I’m obviously not talking about politics. I’m talking about Microsoft finally — finally! but credit to them for doing this nonetheless! — removing the password expiration policies from their Windows 10 security baseline. Although NIST and others precede this…

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Security: Grindr’s owner gave staff access to sensitive user data

Security: Grindr’s owner gave staff access to sensitive user data

When the US pushed Grindr's owner to sell the app over national security concerns, it made only vague allusions to what might have prompted the decision. Now, however, the situation is clearer. Reuters sources have claimed that Beijing Kunlun triggered alarms after it gave engineers in Beijing access to Grindr's database for several months. While…

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Security: After criticism over moderator treatment, Facebook raises wages and boosts support for contractors

Security: After criticism over moderator treatment, Facebook raises wages and boosts support for contractors

Facebook has been repeatedly (and rightly) hammered for its treatment of the content moderators who ensure the site doesn’t end up becoming a river of images, videos and articles embodying the worst of humanity. Those workers, and the hundreds (if not thousands) of other contractors Facebook employs to cook food, provide security and provide transportation…

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Security: Shellbot malware now shuts down other cryptominers

Security: Shellbot malware now shuts down other cryptominers

When hackers want to make a quick buck, mining cryptocurrency seems to be the way to go. New research out Wednesday by Boston-based security firm Threat Stack shared exclusively with TechCrunch reveals a new variant of the Shellbot malware is taking a leaf out of the other cryptocurrency mining by breaking into computers and using…

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Security: Hackers stole $40 million from a major Bitcoin exchange

Not the best of days, but we will stay transparent. Thank you for your support!https://t.co/Y1CQOatEpi— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 7, 2019"The hackers had the patience to wait, and execute well-orchestrated actions through multiple seemingly independent accounts at the most opportune time," wrote Binance CEO Zhao Changpeng in a statement. "We must conduct a thorough security…

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