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Rise of cyber attacks against the public sector

The use of information and communication technologies in the public sector, specifically online government services, is a key factor for being targeted by cybercriminals. Technological advances have made it possible to store personal data in …

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US elections and the hacking of e-voting machines

As the day when US citizens cast a vote for their preferred presidential nominee quickly approaches, the issue of whether the actual voting process can be tampered with is a topic that interests many. It is widely believed, but never officially …


Iris scanning: A secure ID trend for smartphones?

The release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sparked something positive – iris scanning. ABI Research forecasts global shipments of smartphones equipped with iris scanners will reach almost 300 million in 2021. “As the iris is an …

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Basic file deletion increases exposure to security risks

The use of improper data removal methods and the poor enforcement of data retention policies have created the perfect storm for confidential, oftentimes sensitive data to be lost or stolen, according to Blancco Technology Group. The study, which …


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