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Microsoft acquires GitHub, Election Insecurity, and Ticketfly data breach


Weekly Security Mashup - Microsoft acquires GitHub, Election Insecurity, and Ticketfly data breach

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and unsecurity in this week’s Security Mashup episode.

What’s in this week’s Security Mashup episode, you ask?

GitHub acquired by Microsoft, election insecurity persists, and the Ticketfly data breach.  Play this week’s episode below:


Microsoft has snapped up GitHub and the internet has feelings

via Chris Merriman, The Inquirer: Microsoft just bought another company. No big deal, right? The software giant’s list of mergers and acquisitions since 1987 is closing in on 200. Learn more when you watch this segment.

In seconds, we faked our way into a political campaign, got unsecured voter data

via Cyrus Farivar, ARS Technica: You may have heard there’s an election coming up this fall. And surely you’ve heard that hostile foreign powers – Russia is most frequently mentioned – tried to influence voters and hack into voting systems in the 2016 election. Watch this segment.

Hacker stole 26 million email and home addresses of Ticketfly users

via Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Motherboard: Another day, another data breach and another reminder that not only should you use long, complex, different passwords for every online site where you do business, but also should consider creating different email addresses as well. Watch and learn more here.

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