Cyber Security

Ashley Madison Hack

What the Ashley Madison Hack Really Exposes

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Fake women, fake privacy, real hack – that's the way my eulogy for Ashley Madison's IPO would start. Fake women, because the ratio of female names to male names in the hacked database dump is skewed extremely male. Fake privacy, because everyone now has access to Ashley Madison's private database. Real hack, because the hackers have actually ruined people's lives.

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Have You Been Hacked

Hacked, Sort of … Maybe … IDK

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I got an email from Google AdWords thanking me for my payment. Payment? What payment? This is my personal, private email account; it's not tied to Google AdWords or anything else for that matter. Had I been hacked?

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Data Doomsday Preppers

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While the Boy Scout Motto is, "Be Prepared" – and I was very serious about Scouting back in the day – I am always amused when I happen by NatGeo's "Doomsday Preppers." But I can say with certainty that they are missing the biggest, most obvious threat: Data Doomsday!

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