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Equifax Breach: Why I am not surprised

The Equifax breach, announced in September 2017, is said to potentially impact some 143 million Americans.  At this point in time Equifax has not shared many details about the breach except the numbers and that the information was extracted through a web application vulnerability.  Despite the lack of details, we can make some educated guesses …

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New Data Security Breach Laws in Florida

Since many organizations are collecting what many would consider personal, non-public, information, it is very important that they protect this information since it is considered sensitive.   Almost every state has specific laws around what happens if that information is breached.  Florida just passed a new law that outlines what is considered sensitive information and the …

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Ebay Falls Victim to Breach: Source Forge Updates Password Storage

 It was just recently announced that eBay suffered a breach that led to the compromise of user details including: username encrypted password email address physical address date of birth phone number  Their announcement indicates that there was no other data (financial or otherwise) that was compromised.  Financial data is believed to be stored separately.  The …

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