Marriotts breach response is so bad, security experts are filling in the gaps at their own expense

Last Friday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like it came from Marriott at all. Marriott sent its notification email from “email-marriott.com,” which…

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Guy Follows Girl Four Blocks To Her Car, Then Writes Her An Anonymous Letter

TwoXChromosomes under the name Written deliberately to draw to the reader in, the letter has people preparing themselves for the worst as he describes his methods, keeping a distance and pretending to talk on his phone. So far, so creepy. Could he have done it in a better way? The woman…

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How Hackers Slipped by British Airways’ Defenses

On Friday, British Airways disclosed a data breach impacting customer information from roughly 380,000 booking transactions made between August 21 and September 5 of this year. The company said that names, addresses, email addresses, and sensitive payment card details were all compromised. Now, researchers from the threat detection firm RiskIQ…

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Google Tracks You Even If Location History’s Off. Here’s How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were wrong. According to an AP investigation published Monday, even if you disable Location History, the search giant still tracks you every time you open Google Maps, get…

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What Robert Mueller Knowsand 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knows what he’s protecting by staying in his job and fighting each day to preserve Mueller’s investigation Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even those who think they know turn out to be surprised by the scale and specificity of what Mueller knows. Last month, the senior Democrat…

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