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Facebook Admits Millions of Users’ Passwords Compromised

Facebook Admits Millions of Users’ Passwords Compromised

Facebook has just admitted that hundreds of millions of user passwords were accessible to its employees. As many as 600 million passwords were stored in plain text and searchable by over 20,000 employees. Facebook has, however, declined to confirm a number. The social media network said it has resolved the issue and will inform everyone

Twitter Fixes Bug that lets Unauthorized Apps Get Access to Direct Messages

Back in 2013, the OAuth keys and secrets that official Twitter apps use to access users’ Twitter accounts were disclosed in a post to Github… a leak that meant that authors didn’t need to get their app approved by Twitter to access the Twitter API. Years later, the chickens are still coming home to roost:

Online Shoppers More Vulnerable to SPAM as the Holidays Inch Closer

New research from cyber security provider F-Secure points to spam as an attack vector to watch out for this holiday season. Spam campaigns disguised as delivery notifications or online shopping invoices have been popular with cyber criminals all year long, and researchers say these tactics can prove even more effective around the holidays. F-Secure’s research

Motilal Oswal Fin Services Ropes in Amit Jaokar as Head of Technology

Motilal Oswal Fin Services Ropes (MOFS) has named Amit Jaokar as Head of Technology (Institutional Business). Amit joins from the company Choice International where he served as the CTO. Headquartered in Mumbai, Choice International offers a diverse portfolio of financial services. Jaokar has worked in various leadership and managerial positions in organisations such as CD

Cybersecurity Threats can Cost an Average of US$10.3 million to Organisations

A Frost & Sullivan study commissioned by Microsoft reveals that a large-sized organization in India incurs an average of US$10.3 million of economic loss from cyber attacks whereas a mid-sized organization incurs an average of US$11K. Cybersecurity attacks have also resulted in job losses across different functions in more than three in five (64%) organizations

The Marriott Data Breach: Indeed a Wake-up Call for Proactive Data Defense

There is something fundamentally wrong with customer data defense. Security and privacy tools that handle customer data are certainly in need of a makeover Last week, one of the biggest information heists in history came to light. Global hospitality major Marriott International apologetically admitted that hackers had broken into personal data of nearly half-a-billion of

5 Fronts on which Enterprises Could Deploy IBM Cloud Private

IBM’s new platform could well be the base that enterprises have sought for firing up a next wave of business innovation Unarguably, cloud has been a hygiene IT factor ever since it moved past the hype cycle a good few years ago. Over time, various components of IT hardware, software, and platforms have been moved

What Organizations Need in Order to Survive in the Challenging World: Project AIM

Nowadays Automation and Innovation are the buzz words in the industry. In today’s fast changing technology, every organization is in the race for survival. It may be because of peer pressure, ever increasing customer demands or profit and loss statement. Increasing cost, technological enhancement, customer demands are some of the major driving factors for organizations