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Welcome to The Dashlane Tech Check for February 3, 2017! I’ll help you catch up on Dashlane-related news and the big news in the tech industry. And just for fun, I’ll include a useful lifehack that will keep you safe and secure all year long.
What in the (Security) World?
Here’s what made headlines this week in the world of digital identity, security, and privacy:
Deflategate or the Cardinal’s Hacking Scandal? You decide!
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As we look ahead to the Super Bowl on Sunday, Deadspin revisits the St. Louis Cardinal’s email hacking scandal, which then-scouting director Chris Correa used a former colleague’s password to access the Houston Astros’ player database over 50 times in 16 months—is unprecedented in baseball history. Learn more.
But does this scandal overshadow the New England Patriots’ Deflategate 2015 scandal that rocked the NFL? You tell us! Vote for your choice of the biggest cheating scandal in sports history in our poll below!
Breach Alert! 2.5 million passwords were leaked from Xbox and Playstation piracy forums
Gamers with accounts on Xbox360ISO.com or PSPISO.com–forums used to share pirated copies of games–should change their passwords ASAP! An unknown attacker leaked the email addresses, IP addresses, usernames, and passwords for 2.5 million users. Learn more.
Trump cancels signing of an executive order on cybersecurity
USA Today reports that President Trump canceled his signing of an executive order on cybersecurity on Tuesday without explanation. Learn more.
The cost of a data breach continues to skyrocket
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Cisco’s 10th annual cyber security report surveyed 3,000 chief security officers worldwide and found that one-third of companies experienced a huge 20 percent in revenue following a data breach in 2016. Surprisingly, 65 percent of organizations were found to use up to 50 security products. Learn more.
15.4 million American consumers were victims of identity fraud in 2016
Javelin Strategy & Research‘s 2017 Identity Fraud Study, conducted on behalf of LifeLock, reports the number of identity fraud victims increased 16 percent in 2016, rising to 15.4 million U.S. consumers. In addition, online credit card fraud increased by 40 percent last year. Learn more.
D.C. police closed-circuit camera network compromised by ransomware
The Washington Post reports that hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C police surveillance cameras, forcing a major citywide re-installation effort. Washington DC Chief Technology Officer Archana Vemulapalli told the Post that two forms of malware were found on the four systems, and a system-wide sweep discovered additional DVR clusters that were infected. Learn more.
Dashlane News You Shouldn’t Snooze
Equities.com has honored Dashlane on it’s 2017 Global Silicon Valley Pioneer 250 List
Dashlane is honored by Equities.com’s 2017 Global Silicon Valley Pioneer 250 list. Dashlane satisfied the selection criteria, which looked for “large, open-ended growth opportunities as well as individual companies that possess the critical elements necessary to capture meaningful market share in these opportunities. GSV’s bottom-up analysis is centered on the Four Ps — People, Product, Potential, and Predictability — an objective framework to assess a company’s potential to realize sustained long-term growth resulting from market Megatrends.” Learn more.
This Week’s Lifehack to Improve Your Security
From political organizations to small business owners, anyone can become the victim of a phishing attack. The best way to protect yourself is to learn how to identify phishing platforms including emails, websites, links, and even phone calls. Read our comprehensive guide to help you prevent phishing scams.
Have any thoughts on any of the news I shared? Leave me a comment below and make sure to visit our blog next week for another edition of The Dashlane Tech Check. 😀
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