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0:45A person holds an iPhone displaying the Facebook app logo in front of a computer screen showing the facebook login page
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Facebook Security Breach Affected 50 Million Accounts

2:20Man scans items in a warehouse
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Our Data Is Out There — And We Aren't Doing Much To Protect It

1:57Voters cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election
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US Cybersecurity Has Largely Stalled Since The 2016 Election

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The Bottom Line: Is Any Data Safe Online?

2:00An example of Locky ransomware is displayed on a computer
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Why Ransomware Is The Most Popular Tool For Cyberattacks

0:37Router
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FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

0:57Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen.
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Democrats Aren't Happy With White House's Move To Cut Top Cyber Role

0:49Former CEO of Equifax Richard Smith
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Equifax Says Passport And ID Images Were Stolen, Too

1:30A credit card is handed over to complete a transaction
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Stores Aren't Doing A Great Job Of Protecting Customers' Credit Cards

0:36A Saks Fifth Avenue storefront
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Card Numbers Leaked From 5 Million Saks And Lord & Taylor Shoppers

1:13Code used in the Locky ransomware that locks computers
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Ransomware Is Shutting Off Essential Services Across Major US Cities

0:46Laptop computer.
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Atlanta Is Still Recovering From A Ransomware Attack

1:05Example of Locky ransomware that was released in 2016
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Scientists Willingly Got Hacked To Create A Map Of Ransomware Attacks

0:42Equifax logo on a puzzle
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Equifax: 2.4 Million More Americans Affected By The 2017 Data Breach

1:20A participant sits with a laptop computer at the Chaos Communication Congress
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When It Comes To Cyberattacks, No Two Countries Use The Same Playbook

1:32Security cameras on a pole outside of Tiananmen Square
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China Is Putting Facial Recognition Tech On Millions Of Public Cameras

1:07Intel circuit board
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Here's What You Need To Know About The 'Meltdown' And 'Spectre' Bugs

0:40Haven app on phone.
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Edward Snowden's 'Haven' Turns Androids Into Portable Security Devices

0:50Kaspersky Lab anniversary party.
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Banned From The US Gov, Kaspersky Lab Is Closing Its DC-Area Office

1:03Promo for iPhone X Face ID
Apple

Apple Is Sharing iPhone X Face Data — And A Lot Of People Are Worried

1:00Screenshot of Bad Rabbit ransomware.
Kaspersky Lab

The 'Bad Rabbit' Cyberattack Hit Almost 200 Targets In Eastern Europe

0:55Nuclear plant in California
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US Warns Of Advanced And Persistent Cyberthreats Against Utilities

1:11A Wi-Fi icon
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Wi-Fi Flaw Leaves An Ever-Larger Internet Of Things Vulnerable

0:58The Internal Revenue Service
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Equifax's Latest Tech Snafu Could Cost It A $7.2M IRS Contract

1:25Equifax ad
Equifax

Code On Equifax Site Sent People To Fake Flash Downloads

1:09South Korean missile test
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Official Says North Korean Hackers Stole US-South Korea War Plans

0:56John Kelly
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John Kelly's Personal Cellphone Might Have Been Compromised

1:01NSA headquarters
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Russian Hackers Reportedly Stole A Bunch Of NSA Hacking Tools

1:23Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith
Equifax

Equifax's CEO Knew A Breach Took Place Over A Month Before The Public

1:19Yubikeys next to laptop
Yubico

The Next Key To Online Security Could Be A Physical One