Gambling website Paddy Power took four years to tell 650,000 customers their data had been stolen

Waiting four years to tell your customers and the authorities that your company has suffered a security breach isn’t just sloppy, it seems downright irresponsible to me.

It should have shared the bad news much earlier, and not tried to hide it away four years later on a webpage that few of its customers will ever visit.

Find out more in my article on the Optimal Security blog.

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7 out of top 10 “Internet of Things” devices riddled with vulnerabilities

It is becoming increasingly common to find yourself typing a WiFI password not just into your smartphone, but also your smoke alarm, your fridge, your printer, your baby monitor and maybe even your car. However, are the manufacturers of these internet-enabled devices paying proper care and attention to security and privacy?

Find out more in my article on the Lumension Optimal Security blog.

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Hacker claims to have found undocumented iOS “backdoor”; Apple denies NSA collusion

A data forensics expert and jailbreaker has discovered what he claims to be a undocumented “backdoor” in the iOS operating system used on iPhones and iPads that could be exploited by the NSA and other law enforcement agencies.

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

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