120 million American households exposed in ‘massive’ database leak

Information on more than 120 million American households was sitting in a massive database found left exposed on the web earlier this month, Forbes has reported today. It included a huge range of personal details on residents, including addresses, ethnicity, interests and hobbies, income, right down to what kind of mortgage the house was under and how many children lived at the property.

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Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper Highlights the Future Role of Low-Temperature Geothermal Power in the Country’s Energy Mix

London, 19th December 2017 — The post-Fukushima shutdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors and subsequent demand for energy self-sufficiency due to costly fuel imports, coupled with the Japanese government’s ambitious emissions reduction targets for 2020, have stimulated growth in new renewable energy sources in the country.

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Tenable Study Finds Many Consumers Fail to Practice Basic Cyber Hygiene

Consumers continue to engage in risque online behavior, putting themselves at further risk

19 December 2017: A study conducted online by Harris Poll, on behalf of Tenable, has found that consumers* still fail to practice basic security cyber hygiene. While nearly all respondents (94%) were aware of recent data breaches, few have taken critical steps to protect their data or changed their online habits. The study found 44% of those questioned did not use a password to protect their computers with 55% failing to add a PIN to protect their mobile devices. When it comes to the industry recommended practice of two-factor authentication, a staggering 75% revealed they’d not implemented this feature to protect their personal information. Just 32% of respondents said the affect of recent security breach news stories meant they’d reduced their use of public Wi-Fi or unknown hotspots. There were some positives as over half surveyed (53%) confirmed that they had made their account passwords more complicated, with 15% opting to use a password management tool.

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