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Data breach victims aren’t changing their passwords

A new study by academics from Carnegie Mellon University’s Security and Privacy Institute (CyLab) has revealed that only a third of users actually change their passwords after a data breach announcement. The study, titled “(How) Do People Change Their Passwords After a Breach?”, is not based on responses from survey …

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Vulnerability in DigiLocker app puts data of millions of Indians at risk

A serious flaw found in the the Indian Government’s DigiLocker application has put personal details of over 3.8 crores citizens at risk. Created under the Digital India initiative by the federal government, the DigiLocker app offers cloud access to every Aadhar user to keep digital copies of authentic documents/certificates like …

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You’re overpaying for phone data during the outbreak

  We’re certainly using our phones a bit differently while we shelter-in-place to ride out the outbreak – binging more media, chatting over video, and taking breaks from social media. But it took us a couple months to realize something else: since we’ve spent most of our time in our …

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NHS Test and Trace data will be stored for two decades

According to a privacy notice shared by the Public Health England (PHE), a UK government agency, the NHS will keep the personally identifiable data of people infected with coronavirus for two decades. As a part of the Test and Trace programme, records of individuals like name, address, date of birth, …

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