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Global variables and information security

I get the impression that it is a programming best practice to create variables in specific scopes (like a function scope) and avoid global scope to make things more modular and better organized. ...
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Why would I 'have been pwned' on a website that I never had an account on? [duplicate]

I was recently sent a notification by https://haveibeenpwned.com/ that one of my email addresses has been found in a breach, in particular in a breach of https://www.chegg.com. I am positive I never ...
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Phishing emails and securing set up from compromise?

I'm a one-man company and I'm getting a lot of phishing emails very similar to the emails from companies I use. Some of these companies and the emails we exchange are very unique. How would these ...
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How to investigate an IP address that was involved a security breach?

I'm wondering what one can do if they have the IP addresses that were used by the attackers during a security breach? The specific situation is this - recently two of our servers were hacked into ...
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Repercussions on Google account used to access a compromised service

Suppose the following scenario: A cloud service reports a breach in which user account information (usernames and password data, e.g. password hashes) was accessed. The attacker has sufficient ...
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WhatsApp spyware application through WhatsApp call [duplicate]

Probably everyone heard that there was high security vulnerability in WhatsApp this week https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/05/14/whatsapps-cybersecurity-breach-phones-hit-with-israeli-...
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Network Breach - Possibility

Hypothetically, if someone had unauthorized access to my network, there are a lot of things that can happen, depending on the point of attack and how it accessed, I can assume that anything that is ...
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How does a hacker get access to my files if he got access to another user's files on a shared server? [closed]

I host files on a shared server with Ubuntu 14.04. How does a hacker get access to my files if he got access to another user's files and how do I prevent it?
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Are there any known examples of companies who were successfully breached using POODLE, BEAST or SWEET32?

When this was first announced back in 2014, Brian Krebs reported on how much of a threat these kinds of birthday attacks were, but I have not been able to find a case study of a successful breach. Is ...
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Receiving Junk Email that is related to Skype conversations

My Microsoft email address and account are linked to Skype, OneDrive and Windows 10 (products I use by Microsoft). This account is not linked to my phone (Android). I don't use this account for Email (...
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How can I be pwned if I'm not registered on the compromised site?

I recently was emailed from HaveIBeenPwned.com (which I am signed up on) about the ShareThis website/tool (not signed up on). I have no memory of signing up for that service. When I go to recover ...
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A website had a breach and isn't telling customers. What can I do?

A website recently had a bug where users could effortlessly inadvertently access and operate other users accounts - payment information and all. This website has an official community forum where ...
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Why is breach-detection site “Have I Been Pwned” considered safe?

Whether it be due to technology the site is using, or any manual behind-the-scenes work with the data, why does this breach detection site seem to be unquestioningly safe? Wouldn't the data of you, ...
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Is it safe to give my email address to a service like haveibeenpwned in light of the publication of “Collection #1”?

There is a new big case of stolen login/password data in the news. At the same time, I am reading that there are services that let you check if your own login data is affected, e.g. Have I Been Pwned. ...
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GDPR - Personal Data breaches for invoices

A short question and scenario. Company X receives by mistake invoice of Company Y ( there is no relation between them ). Company X is reporting the case to Controller : - invoice is not mine , ...
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what were the impacts when a user affected with data breach when he signed up with third party authentication [duplicate]

Background : Recently quora got breached and database were reported to be stolen, Myself used to have a habit of signing in through google login. Problem statement : What were the possible ...