Verizon data breach: 14 million customers reportedly exposed

Millions of Verizon customers’ records have been exposed after an Israeli technology company left user data unprotected, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/verizon-data-breach-14-million-customers-reportedly-exposed.html

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VA Gives Thumbs Up to Commercial IT Software


A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decision to pursue a new direction in processing health records has created a highly visible endorsement of the use of commercial off-the-shelf information technology by federal agencies. President Trump cited the VA’s action as an example of the administration’s commitment to vastly improve federal IT management. The VA earlier this month awarded an EHR contract to Cerner to develop an EHR system for the department. The Cerner program will replace the existing VA patient data system, known as “VistA.”

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Intel Core i7-7740K Shatters Overclocking Records, Hits 7.5GHz Thanks to Liquid Helium

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Intel’s new Kaby Lake-X CPUs have shattered world overclocking records when tested on liquid helium.

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How to listen to everything Amazon Echo has ever heard

If you own an Amazon Echo, you probably know its strange secret: The device records a lot of what you say. Deep inside that dark tower, Echo keeps a vast trove of recordings. Your voice is preserved. Your friends’ voices are preserved. Anyone who has ever been to your house and said, “Alexa!” has contributed to its great library of human sound.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/15/how-to-listen-to-everything-amazon-echo-has-ever-heard.html

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Why Are Health Records So Valuable to Cybercriminals?


Protecting the data in electronic health records did not start with the advent of HIPAA, as many people think. Protecting health records has been a critical requirement in the healthcare space since the computers became a fixture in hospitals. However, HIPAA added public reports of fines issued for covered entities’ failure to properly protect data contained within EHRs. Many people assume that EHR data has limited value to unauthorized users. Who cares about my blood test results, or that I just visited my dermatologist?

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Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed


A Dun & Bradstreet database, 52 GB in size and containing more than 33.6 million records with very specific details, has been exposed. Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt, who received the database for study, on Wednesday confirmed that the records already were organized and developed as if intended for distribution to a potential client. The database belonged to NetProspex, a firm purchased by Dun & Bradstreet in 2015 for $125 million. It apparently was compiled for the use of marketers.

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Incredible ping pong-playing robot earns Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records has recognized a robot with a unique ability: a machine called FORPHEUS is officially the “first robot table tennis tutor.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/27/incredible-ping-pong-playing-robot-earns-guinness-world-record.html

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Samsung unveils next-generation 960 Pro, 960 Evo M.2 SSDs with blistering speeds, up to 2TB capacity

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Samsung has unveiled new M.2 SSD drives that break new records for overall performance while increasing storage capacities.

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Hacker looks to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker is attempting to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, according to security experts, just days after 665,000 records reportedly went on sale.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/28/hacker-looks-to-sell-9-3-million-alleged-patient-healthcare-records-on-dark-web.html

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Hacker looks to sell 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker claims to be selling 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, and insurance details.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/27/hacker-looks-to-sell-655000-alleged-patient-healthcare-records-on-dark-web.html

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Apple taps new vein with iPhone SE, initial sales estimate suggests

Article Image Apple’s new iPhone SE isn’t expected to break any sales records, but fresh data suggests the diminutive handset might have a hand in driving iPhone sales growth beyond early adopters and brand loyalists.

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Technology is pushing sports in new directions

As athletes strive to set new records and engineers invent new technology, their worlds are intersecting more and more.


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5 sports tech ideas for coaches and athletes

As athletes strive to set new records and engineers invent new technology, their worlds are intersecting more and more.


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OPM's Latest Bad News: 5.6 Million Fingerprints Lifted


The Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday revealed that the hackers who penetrated its records system stole 5.6 million fingerprints of federal employees — five times the 1.1 million originally reported. The cyberattack, which came to light this spring, compromised the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information of 21.5 million people. The discovery of the expanded number of stolen fingerprints does not increase the overall number of individuals whose records were breached.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple's record Q3, 'Apple Car' news, Back to School promo & more

Apple once again shattered corporate records in announcing its third quarter financial results, but some of the more interesting news this week percolated under the surface, hinting at long-term plans and trends.

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