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August 16, 2021
A terrorist watchlist was found in an exposed database, and security researcher Bob Diachenko says there is no way of knowing just how long it was open to the public.
July 02, 2021
The NSA warned that Russian state-sponsored hackers launched a new container-based campaign aimed at breaching networks and stealing essential data from multiple industries.
February 12, 2021
This week's Risk & Repeat podcast looks at how an unknown threat actor used TeamViewer to manipulate chemical levels in a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, Fla.
February 11, 2021
In addition to the advisory published by Massachusetts officials, the FBI issued a private industry notification Tuesday that referenced poor password security.
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A shadow password file, also known as /etc/shadow, is a system file in Linux that stores encrypted user passwords and is accessible only to the root user, preventing unauthorized users or malicious actors from breaking into the system. Continue Reading
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To reduce the risk of identity theft for customers, partners and employees, companies should look at integrating a decentralized identity framework into existing infrastructure. Continue Reading
Data center security tools have little control over the plethora of SaaS apps used in the enterprise. A Microsoft offering attempts to bridge that gap to ward off threats. Continue Reading
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