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DoorDash hack spills loads of data for 4.9 million people

A hack on food-delivery service DoorDash leaked the personal data of 4.9 million customers, delivery workers, and merchants, the company revealed on Thursday.

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Crypto industry is already preparing for Google’s “quantum supremacy”

Google’s quantum computer may not yet threaten Bitcoin’s cryptography, but quantum-resistant blockchains are getting ready just in case.

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Facebook breach larger than Cambridge Analytica leak

Security researcher Sanyam Jain was able to uncover an unprotected server that stored databases containing 419 million phone numbers belonging to Facebook users, or about five times more than what was exposed to Cambridge Analytica. Among the affected users there are 133 million people from the United States and 18 million from the UK.

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Teletext Holidays data breach exposes 212,000 customer call recordings

British travel company Teletext Holidays has suffered a data breach in which some 212,000 customer call audio files were left unprotected on an online server for three years, exposing customer names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.

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Seattle engineer arrested for Capital One hack that affected 100M people

Seattle-based engineer Paige Thompson was arrested Monday for allegedly hacking into Capital One’s databases and gaining access to approximately 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers.

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The day when computers can break all encryption is coming

National-security experts and politicians have a message for America: A significant portion of the sensitive data we have today is going to be cracked by foreign powers in the not-too-distant future, and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

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Quantum computers could break 2048-bit RSA encryption in 8 hrs

A new study shows that quantum technology will catch up with today’s encryption standards much sooner than expected. That should worry anybody who needs to store data securely for 25 years or so.

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Cloud database removed after exposing details on 80 million US households

In a blow to consumers’ privacy, the addresses and demographic details of more than 80 million US households were exposed on an unsecured database stored on the cloud, independent security researchers have found.

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Taking the quantum leap: fact, fiction or fantasy

Quantum computing could deliver great value in some applications, but the physics is nascent, the horizon uncertain and hype in abundance. IT professionals must understand how to align quantum computing with business needs.

Press Releases

ShardSecure™ Presents At AGC Information Security Conference 2019

Co-founder & CEO Bob Lam will be presenting at the AGC Partners’ Information Security & Broader Technology Growth Conference on March 4th, 2019 at 12:30pm PST.

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The race is on to protect data from the next leap in computers

The world’s leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would be far more powerful than today’s computers. This device could break the encryption that protects digital information, putting at risk everything from the billions of dollars spent on e-commerce to national secrets stored in government databases.

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Why the encryption on your SSD in Windows 10 may be failing

Hardware encryption capabilities are often highly-touted selling points of solid state drives (SSD) marketed toward enterprise users, and increasingly toward average consumers, as concerns about data privacy and identity theft increase.

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Quantum computers will break the encryption that protects the web

As every schoolchild knows, some sorts of mathematics are harder than others. In the classroom, that is annoying. Outside, it can be useful. For instance, given two prime numbers, however large, multiplying them together to find their product is easy. But the reverse—factorising that product back into its constituent primes without knowing in advance what those primes are—is hard, and becomes rapidly harder as the number to be factorised gets bigger.

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Underinvesting in cybersecurity will cost you $408 per patient

A breach in financial services, the second most expensive sector, costs only half of what hospitals wind up spending. Healthcare data breaches cost the sector about $408 per patient record, three times more than any other industry, according to the new Ponemon Cost of a Data Breach Report.

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Intelligence platform leaked 48 million personal data records

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now confirm that a cloud storage repository containing information belonging to LocalBlox, a personal and business data search service, was left publicly accessible, exposing 48 million records of detailed personal information on tens of millions of individuals, gathered and scraped from multiple sources.

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Encryption Software Market Global Forecast to 2022

The encryption software market size is expected to grow from USD 3.87 Billion in 2017 to USD 12.96 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.4%.

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Leaky Buckets: 10 Worst Amazon S3 Breaches Of 2017

The last year has proved out about security naysayers’ warnings about the undisciplined use of cloud architectures. While many organizations work hard to secure data stored on cloud stores, the truth is that there’s a lot of work to go.

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Data on 123 Million US Households Exposed Due to AWS S3 Bucket Error

A year that saw major data breaches, including some notable ones from companies like Uber and Equifax, just saw another breach that will likely rank as among 2017’s most notable incidents.

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Accenture faced with massive loss of private data across cloud

Technology and cloud giant Accenture has confirmed it inadvertently left a massive store of private data across four unsecured cloud servers, exposing highly sensitive passwords and secret decryption keys that could have inflicted considerable damage on the company and its customers.

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