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Mozilla Wants to Build an Open Voice Engine
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Mozilla Wants to Build an Open Voice Engine

With manufacturers weaving voice control into a wide variety of devices, from phones to cars to home assistants, the accuracy of the voice-recognition engines in those products is becoming vital. Mozilla is hoping to help improve that accuracy with the release of its new Common Voice project. The new initiative […]

Verizon Says Data Breach Exposure Limited
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Verizon Says Data Breach Exposure Limited

Verizon has acknowledged that millions of customer records, including phone numbers and account PINs, were exposed in a misconfigured cloud database, but says no one aside from a security researcher accessed the data. The data was in an Amazon cloud bucket administered by a third-party vendor used by Verizon in […]

Anthem Settles Data Breach Suit for $115 Million
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Anthem Settles Data Breach Suit for $115 Million

Anthem Inc., the victim of one of the more extensive┬ádata breaches in U.S. history, has agreed to pay a settlement of $115 million to consumers affected by the incident. The settlement is believed to be the largest ever to result from a data breach in the U.S. and would end […]

OneLogin Warns of Breach at U.S. Data Center
Hacking, Identity

OneLogin Warns of Breach at U.S. Data Center

Security firm OneLogin, which provides single sign-on and other identity and authentication products, has suffered a data breach that it says likely affects all of its customers served by its data center in the United States. In an email sent to customers, the company said that customer data was possibly […]

Congress Asks FCC for Urgent Action on Mobile Security
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Congress Asks FCC for Urgent Action on Mobile Security

Congressional leaders are continuing to pressure federal agencies to address shortcomings in the security of the telecommunications infrastructure, specifically to warn consumers about weaknesses that can open them up to remote surveillance. In a letter sent Tuesday, Rep. Ted Lieu and Sen. Ron Wyden asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to […]

Another Critical Bug Hits LastPass
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Another Critical Bug Hits LastPass

A few days after LastPass released a fix for some critical security flaws in its extensions for Chrome and Firefox, a researcher has identified a new vulnerability in the browser extension that allows an attacker to get full code execution on a target machine. The details of the new bug […]

The Joy and Pain of RSA Week
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The Joy and Pain of RSA Week

It’s that time of year again, when the security industry looks westward with a mixture of anxiety, dread, and expense-account induced giddiness: RSA week. When people who have never been to the RSA Conference before ask me what to expect, I never have a good answer. A lot of it […]