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By Entrust Datacard

February 23, 2016

Once again, hackers have reminded Uncle Sam that he is not impervious to cyberattacks. This time the targets were none other than the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI. 
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By Entrust Datacard

December 08, 2014

Learn about Jeremy Hammond, a prolific hacker who leads a life of "Hactivism" in order to help others understand how they can protect themselves from the dangers of online hackers.
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By Entrust Datacard

January 26, 2015

From the halls of universities to the Oval Office, the issue of cybersecurity is occupying an increasingly central role in everyday life. The major growth in cybersecurity efforts in organizations of all types is undoubtedly due in large part to the havoc that hackers wreaked in 2014. During last year, we got accustomed to seeing new breach headlines every couple of days it seemed like. Hopefully, though, 2015 will be the year we take significant steps toward keeping those attacks at bay. With the work currently being done by educational and government institutions, it looks like preparedness will be the word in 2015.
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By Entrust Datacard

January 27, 2015

It doesn't matter how big or small your business is, or whether its annual revenue places it on the Fortune 500 list. If you run an enterprise, you are a potential target of cybercrime. It's as simple as that. The problem is that some enterprises don't seem to realize this. Instead of preparing to guard against the multitude of threats out there, they prefer to operate in a mode of futile rationalizing. We're not a big enough business anyway. We don't represent the kind of target that would be lucrative for hackers. These are the types of excuses that organizations fall back on to justify inaction. But this approach is a recipe for disaster. Instead, companies need to stop making excuses and start focusing on coming up with the best cybersecurity plan for them.
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By Entrust Datacard

January 05, 2015

As far as cybersecurity goes, 2014 was nothing short of exhausting. If you were lucky enough to not get hacked yourself, chances are you knew somebody — or, more likely, some business — that was. More than anything, what the past year proved is that hackers are bolder and more sophisticated than ever. And if you thought 2014 was a bad year, then just wait to see what 2015 has in store.
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By Entrust Datacard

May 05, 2015

Most of the time, it begins with the click of a button. Or one wrong download. Or one malicious email opened. In the world of cybercrime, hackers prey on the most vulnerable. When Target was hacked, for instance, the attack began with criminals targeting a third-party vendor associated with the retail giant. The vendor was easier to attack and provided a convenient window into Target's network.
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By Entrust Datacard

May 18, 2015

In March, a chart came out comparing the stereotypical computer hacker of 1995 to that of 2015. According to the chart's characterization, the hacker of 20 years ago was in every sense an amateur: often a kid in a basement seeing how much he or she could get away with. By today's standards, the 1995 hackers come off as almost benign. Sure, they would play around with the data on your computer and cause you a hassle here and there, but at the end of the day they were not stealing your identity, making off with your credit cards or trying to take control of the car you're driving. Flash forward 20 years and you have an image of the hacker that is entirely different from its predecessor.
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By Entrust Datacard

November 09, 2015

It's no surprise that banks are a highly lucrative target for cybercriminals. After all, if you're a hacker scoping out your next victim, wouldn't you want to choose something that gives you the most direct access to money? As of November 3, there have been more than five million records breached so far this year within banking/credit/financial organizations, according to data compiled by the Identity Theft Resource Center. While one might think that only big banks are the targets, this is hardly the case. Sure, hacks like the JP Morgan incident — which led to U.S. authorities getting involved and arresting five suspects — are bound to get the most traction in the news. But in fact, hackers are looking to attack banks and credit unions operating at any scale. Here are just a few of the banking-based breach episodes that have already occurred in 2015:
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By Entrust Datacard

April 07, 2015

These days, a password is a pretty weak barrier between a hacker and your private data. The inherent vulnerability of passwords is highlighted by two recent breaches: an attack on game video streaming service Twitch and a separate incident in which Uber users' passwords were stolen. This blog also discusses alternatives to password authentication. 
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By Entrust Datacard

July 31, 2013

For quite awhile now, we have been following several stories related to the hacking of Twitter accounts. And this week, the newsfeed is inundated with information that the hackers have indeed struck again. And yet again, it’s the Syrian Electronic Army causing social media mischief.
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