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April 18, 2018

Your bank’s website and web apps are horribly insecure

Bank fees and poor security.

If there's one thing the banking sector is good at, it's shoddy cybersecurity.

Next time you check your bank account online, think again. (Image: stock photo) Bad news if you're one of the hundreds of millions of online banking users around the world. The chances are your bank's website and web apps are horribly insecure.

Researchers at security firm Positive Technologies, which has a commercial stake in securing web apps, tested 33 websites and services using its proprietary application inspector, and found that banking and financial institutions were “the most vulnerable” to getting hacked.

The banks and [...]

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April 18, 2018

IKEA’s ‘Task Rabbit’ service hit by data breach

Now hackers have access to my “tasks”.

Today I came across this story about the Task Rabbit system being compromised. We have to be vigilant with our own personal data. Learn more below about the breach.that proposes

ST. LOUIS, MO — Another company is dealing with a data breach. On-demand, errand service Task Rabbit has taken its website and app offline as it investigates a cyber-security incident.

The company says that if you have a Task Rabbit account to change your password immediately. Task Rabbit is not revealing what info was breached or how many people are affected.

The company was acquired by IKEA last year [...]