5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Aug. 31

  • One of the most famous security research duos has been hired to help protect the future of automobiles: self-driving cars.

  • Health care organizations are a prime hacker target, with more than four out of five reporting that they have been compromised over the past two years. Far fewer are prepared to fight off the attacks.
  • A prolific spammer is facing three years in prison after pleading guilty to blasting Facebook users with junk messages. 
  • Ending a protracted legal dispute, a U.S. appeals court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission in the United States can sue businesses that fail to protect consumers' data. But questions remain.
  • Perhaps the size of data breaches isn't actually getting larger, according to a new study. But their costs are still huge.



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