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Google goes beyond two-step verification with new USB Security Key

Google 2SV

Google's adding support for a physical USB second factor that will first verify the login site as being a true Google website, not a fake site pretending to be Google, before it hands over a cryptographic signature.

1 "terrific employee" + 1 thumb drive + 6,000 lost medical records = fired!

1 "terrific employee" + 1 thumb drive + 6,000 lost medical records = fired!

A woman called a "terrific employee" by her boss was fired after downloading 6,000 medical records onto a USB drive that she then lost. Whose fault is it, really? Perhaps if the company had technology in place to prevent the transmission of unencrypted records onto a USB device, the lamentable event wouldn't have happened in the first place.

Manchester police pay off £150,000 fine for unencrypted USB key

Manchester police pay off £150,000 fine for unencrypted USB key

The UK Information Commissioner's Office in the UK recently fined the Greater Manchester Police £150,000 for a data breach.

The problem boiled down to an unencrypted USB key stolen from an officers's home.

SSCC 95 - Oracle patches, lost USB sticks, App Store shenanigans and WiFi heists

Sophos Security Chet Chat

Chet and Duck take on the week's news once again in their inimitable and informative style.

You'll be glad to hear that there are several "good news" stories this week - data that didn't leak, malware that didn't infect, and cybercriminals who didn't get away with it!

Aldi supermarkets withdraw infected hard disks

Aldi supermarkets withdraw infected hard disks

Supermarket giant Aldi joins an extensive club of companies which have shipped devices with a pre-installed virus - in Aldi's case, for the second time!