Mensa Website Hacked After Britain’s Smartest Folk Failed To Secure Passwords

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British Mensa, the society for people with high IQs, failed to properly secure the passwords on its website, prompting a hack on its website that has resulted in the theft of members’ personal data.

Eugene Hopkinson, a former director and technology officer at British Mensa, stood down this week, claiming that the organization had failed to secure the data of its 18,000 members properly, according to a report in the FT.

Hopkinson claimed that the stored passwords of Mensa members were not hashed, potentially allowing hackers

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Securing The Digital Ecosystem To Combat The Latest Cyberthreat

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Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber & Intelligence, Mastercard.

2020 saw the world move irreversibly toward digital. How we shop, pay and interact have all changed — at first out of necessity, but now those advances are here to stay. This digitalization is not a new trend, but one that accelerated far quicker this past year than anyone could have predicted. In fact, at the beginning of the global lockdown — with businesses facilitating widespread working from home and people reliant on online grocery shopping or video calls to connect with colleagues and family— we vaulted five years forward in

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The Morning After – Engadget

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Amazon’s founder and CEO is stepping down this year. Jeff Bezos plans to stay involved with the business as executive chair of the Amazon board, but he says he plans to focus on other businesses and projects, including The Washington Post, the Day 1 Fund and space-faring Blue Origin.

I’ll be honest, you’ve probably never heard of the incoming Amazon CEO, but Andy Jassy has been in charge of Amazon Web Services since 2016. And AWS is a big deal for the company. It earned $13.5 billion in profits in 2020, up 47 percent over 2019, and accounted for

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A gadget lover’s guide to a cold, isolated winter

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We hoarded flour for baking. We bought guitars. We tried everything to get through the cold, early days of the pandemic. But how are we going to make it through winter, trapped at home and cut off from so much of the world? If you’re fortunate enough to have extra bucks lying around in this lean economy, here are some gadgets that will keep you warm and vaguely chipper.

Wearable heaters

If we need to confine our socializing to the outdoors, perhaps it’s time to make peace with that ever-hyped clothing category: wearable tech. Apparel company Ororo, for example,

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Learn How 2020 Changed SEO to Succeed in 2021: eSummit On-Demand

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After the year we collectively had in 2020, there’s nothing better than hearing just how excited SEO professionals are about what lies ahead.

This was a recurring theme in many sessions, live chats, and video networking conversations at SEJ eSummit.

As consumer behaviors and the ways we do business have dramatically changed due to the pandemic, search engines have evolved to stay ahead of the demand.

The SEJ eSummit SEO stage hosted several industry experts and leading brands including CNN, Uber, and Google, who shared their insight and experience on what those changes mean for SEO professionals in 2021.

If

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CEO of $28 billion Databricks on $1 billion Series G, cloud giants

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Ali Ghodsi, the CEO of Databricks, told Insider that the most important aspect of the mammoth $1 billion Series G round of venture capital his company announced Monday – which takes it to a $28 billion valuation – is investment by all three of the largest cloud-computing firms: Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

“I don’t think people realize how important those three vendors are going to be,” Ghodsi told Insider. “This round is really about deepening those relationships.” 

Databricks, a 2012 San Francisco company of some 1,700 employees, helps enterprises quickly analyze and use vast amounts of data with analytics tools

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