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On the Wire Podcast: Ransomware
Device Security, Podcast, Privacy

On the Wire Podcast: Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the nastier and more insidious threats to emerge in the last decade, and the attackers using it have targeted consumers and businesses alike. Threats such as CryptoLocker, Locky, Cryptowall, and many others have been locking up users’ files and demanding hundreds or thousands of dollars in […]

FBI May Soon Get Email Records Without Court Order
Privacy

FBI May Soon Get Email Records Without Court Order

A Senate bill that passed out of committee this week includes language that would allow the FBI to get access to people’s emails without a court order. The provision would enable law enforcement to use National Security Letters to demand targets’ email records, a process that currently requires the use […]

Microsoft Hates Your Password
Authentication, Identity

Microsoft Hates Your Password

As stolen passwords and account information continue to flood the Internet, making life easier for lazy attackers, Microsoft is planning to roll out a new service on its Azure cloud platform that will prevent customers from using common passwords. The change is not just a requirement that users employ long […]