Cyber Security News of the Week, December 25, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
What the technical words in breach disclosure letters mean: When companies tell you your data was stolen, it’s not always clear what really happened. Here’s what the terms mean. CNet, December 21, 2016
Cyber Privacy
Clever Facebook Hack Reveals Private Email Address of Any User: Christmas came early for Facebook bug bounty hunter Tommy DeVoss who was paid $5,000 this week for discovering a security vulnerability that allowed him to view the private email addresses of any Facebook user.

Cyber Security News of the Week, December 18, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
Yahoo says 1 billion user accounts were hacked: Yahoo said Wednesday that more than 1 billion user accounts — meaning most of the Internet giant’s customers worldwide — were hacked in 2013, leading to the release of user names, telephone numbers, dates of birth and other personal information.

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch, December 11, 2016

Important Security Updates
Google Drive: Google has released version 1.32.4066.7445 of its Google Drive. Updates are available from Google’s website.

LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.1.34. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.

Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 55.0.2883.87. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.

Cyber Security News of the Week, December 11, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Privacy
The Future of Privacy: This is an article from Turning Points, a magazine that explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead.William Gibson, The New York Times, December 6, 2016
Cyber Defense
How to avoid online shopping fraud this holiday season: As e-commerce takes more of Americans’ shopping dollars, the opportunity for web-based fraud increases.

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, December 4, 2016

Important Security Updates
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 15.4.22 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]

Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 55.0.2883.75. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.

Cyber Security News of the Week, November 27, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
Michigan State University confirms data breach of server containing 400,000 student, staff records: Michigan State University is confirming that someone breached a database containing 4000 student records. WXYZ, November 18, 2016
Cyber Privacy
Navy Reports Data Breach After HP Laptop Compromised: The US Navy is warning more than 130,000 sailors of a data breach, after a laptop belonging to an employee of Navy contractor Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. was compromised.