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Threatpost Editor in Chief Mike Mimoso talks to crypto pioneer and security expert Bruce Schneier of Resilient Systems about the early days of the RSA Conference, the integration of privacy and security, and the current FBI-Apple debate over encryption and surveillance.

On the video, one of the men distracts the clerk while the other places the skimmer over the payment keypad located near the register. It took less than three seconds to put it in place. More on CBS News.

Despite warnings each year about what a bad password is and how to make a better one, people are still using terrible passwords, putting their information at risk. The most popular code behind which people store their valuables is “123456,” with “password” sitting comfortably in second place. Places three and four are similarly guessable, with “12345678” and “qwerty” being the… look, guys, just no, please stop doing this. The top two remain unchanged. The top choice, “123456” has remained unchanged since 2013. 123456 password 12345678 qwerty 12345 123456789 football 1234 1234567 baseball welcome 1234567890 abc123 […]

You might have heard that as of this week the NSA is no longer capturing your phone call and text message data. But is that really true?

Watch the latest video at A federal watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that a recent covert audit of U.S. airports found layers of security were “simply missing,” in the latest undercover investigation to expose gaps in Transportation Security Administration procedures. The findings were revealed by Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth during a House hearing on TSA problems where new Administrator Peter Neffenger also testified on what he’s doing to fix them. Roth said the tests by federal auditors found “troubling” problems related to technology, procedures and human error at security checkpoints. […]

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