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Cyber Security News of the Week, October 9, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Privacy
Facebook enables encryption for mobile Messenger app’s 900M users Facebook this week said the roughly 900 million account holders who use its mobile Messenger app each month can now make their conversations illegible to eavesdroppers after it finished rolling out a feature that uses end-to-end encryption to protect private messages from prying eyes.

Cyber Security News of the Week, October 2, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Defense
How to pick a password manager: After the Yahoo breach exposed personal data about 500 million users, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves online. That’s where password managers come in. Christian Science Monitor, September 30, 2016
Information Security Management in the Organization
Information Security Management and Governance
10 Things You Need to Do if your Business Gets Hacked: What’s worse than a massive data breach? Not reporting it.

Cyber Security News of the Week, September 25, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014: SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo announced on Thursday that the account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago, in the biggest known intrusion of one company’s computer network.

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, September 25, 2016

Important Security Updates
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 10.0.2 of its iOS to fix at least 1 vulnerability reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.

Apple macOS Server: Apple has released updates for macOS Server 5.2 for macOS Sierra v10.12 and later to fix at least 2 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions.

Cyber Security News of the Week, September 18, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
Identity Theft: How To Protect Yourself Or Resolve It: Identity theft impacts more than 17 million consumers every year, and consumers over 50 can be particularly vulnerable. This year is on track to exceed the 780 data breaches of 2015, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, September 18, 2016

Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 23.0.0.162 to fix at least 26 vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website. Updates are also available for Adobe AIR.

Apple iOS: Apple has released version 10.0.1 of its iOS to fix at least 1 vulnerability reported in previous versions.

Cyber Security News of the Week, September 11, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
Regulators Slam Wells Fargo for Identity Theft: For years, some Wells Fargo employees subscribed the bank’s customers to products they didn’t request, and that practice has now triggered $185 million in fines. BankInfoSecurity, September 9, 2016
Cyber Privacy
Location Privacy: The Purview of the Rich and Indigent: I’d just finished parking my car in the covered garage at Reagan National Airport just across the river from Washington, D.C. when I noticed a dark green minivan slowly creeping through the row behind me.