Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request

By Fred O'Connor | December 21, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request | The Verge A story out of Germany highlights […]
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Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert

By Sarah Landes | December 14, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert | The Verge Taylor Swift held a concert at California’s […]
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Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack

By Sarah Landes | December 7, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack | POLITICO The House GOP campaign arm suffered a major hack […]
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Dell Announces Security Breach

By Sarah Landes | November 29, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Dell Announces Security Breach | ZDNet US-based hardware giant Dell announced today a security breach that took place earlier this month, […]
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Third-Party Data Breaches Rise to 61 Percent in US

By Sarah Landes | November 23, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards | TechCrunch European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a […]
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Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Doesn’t Use Computers

By Sarah Landes | November 16, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Doesn’t Actually Use Computers | Huffington Post No experience was obviously necessary for this important […]
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HSBC suffers data breach

By Sarah Landes | November 9, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. HSBC suffers data breach on small number of online accounts | American Banker A small number of HSBC online banking customers […]
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Cyberattacks up prior to midterms, 81.5 million records threatened

By Sarah Landes | November 2, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Cyberattacks up prior to midterms, 81.5 million voter records threatened | SC Magazine Threat actors are ratcheting up their cyberattacks ahead […]
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Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants

By Sarah Landes | October 26, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants | Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc. in June pitched its facial recognition technology — which can […]
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Why It’s So Hard to Punish Companies for Data Breaches

By Sarah Landes | October 19, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. US Voter Records for Sale on Hacker Forum | GovInfo Security A batch of U.S. voter registration records from 20 states […]
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