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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 […]

A local security expert who occasionally moonlights as a dumpster diver found the personal information of several A-list celebrities during a swap meet. “I was in LA and a guy was taking the boxes of scripts and getting ready to throw them away and I was like ‘Whoa, whoa what are those?’” said Matt Malone. e found a Rolodex full of the names and social securities from some of Hollywood’s biggest heavyweights. “When I first opened this up I mean, who wants a Rolodex right? Except for you’d like to have Alec Baldwin’s number, Kevin […]

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