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Daily Tech Briefing April 6, 2018

Crypto-Currency Mining Extensions Banned From Google Chrome Store VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Google bans crypto-currency mining extensions from its Chrome store, and worldwide converged systems saw a 9 percent revenue increase in 2017.
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RSA Acquires Fortscale, Expands NetWitness SIEM Platform

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RSA is acquiring privately held user and entity behavior analytics vendor Fortscale in a bid to bring enhanced visibility to the NetWitness security information and event management platform.
Daily Tech Briefing April 5, 2018

Panera Bread Website Flaw Exposes Customer Information VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Panera Bread's website is leaking customer data, and Microsoft buys Forerunner Software tech to boost Power BI reporting.
 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index

IBM Reports Fewer Records Breached in 2017 as Ransomware Escalates

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The 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index reveals that 25 percent fewer records were breached in 2017 than in the prior year, but there is a big catch: The figure doesn't include records impacted by ransomware.
Panera Data Breach

Panera Bread Data Breach Demonstrates Security Worst Practices

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Panera Bread executives ignored the warnings from a cyber-security researcher that customer data was exposed on its network until it was forced to deal with the bad publicity of an actual data breach.
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Google Bans Crypto-Currency Mining Extensions From Chrome Store

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Effectively immediately, developers are not permitted to upload extensions with crypto-currency mining features, company says.
Daily Tech Briefing April 3, 2018

Facebook Adds Shortcuts to Make It Easier to Change Privacy Settings VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Facebook tries to make amends by easing user access to privacy tools, and Apple releases iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 updates to improve security.
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Panera Bread Website Leaking Customer Data

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Researchers allege that millions of customer records were exposed, but Panera Bread claims fewer than 10,000 customers were impacted.
Tracking Personal Data Online

Seven Ways Technology Helps Business, Government to Learn About You

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Facebook is on the hot seat for allowing Cambridge Analytica to misappropriate Facebook user data and mine it for some deceptive election operations, but it’s not the only company collecting internet user data and exploiting it for commercial or political purposes.
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Under Armour Data Breach Compromises 150 Million User Accounts VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Under Armour reports data breach impacting 150 Million user accounts; Windows chief leaving Microsoft in cloud-, AI-focused reorganization.
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Cloudflare Launches 1.1.1.1 DNS Service to Improve Internet Privacy

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Cloudflare's new 1.1.1.1 public service provides faster internet address resolution and the promise of improved privacy for DNS.
HBC Data Breach

Saks, Lord & Taylor Hit by Data Breach Impacting 5M Cardholders

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High-end retailers Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor are the latest victims of a data breach, though it's currently unclear how attackers were able to steal the data.

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