The Importance of Secure Data Backup: Protecting Your Small Business from Big Risks

  It does not matter whether you are a small or large business- data is a vital part of any enterprise. Losing corporate data can cost businesses millions of dollars. Today, a large majority of companies are relying on online data backups to protect their valuable information from being damaged, stolen, or affected by natural disasters like fire or […]

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The Social Media Privacy Trap: Facebook to Collect More User Data for Advertising

There is no escape from online advertising in today’s Internet age. Advertisers earn a lot of revenue by placing their ads on popular websites like Facebook and YouTube. These outlets provide a platform to showcase products and services to an extensive audience. Social networking websites have the ability to track your interests and likings based on your […]

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We need your help! What videos do you want to see from SpiderOak?

We’d like to invite you to share your ideas with us. How can our blog and YouTube channel enhance your SpiderOak experience? What topics would you like us to cover? Tutorials ? Cute cats dancing? Tech nerds rapping? The SpiderOak team is excited to generate more content geared toward connecting with our users. We plan to […]

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Wearable Technologies: New Security Risks that Arise With Innovative Trends

Over the years, technology has evolved at an exponential rate, from desktops to laptops to tablets, and now wearable devices. Wearable technology is currently one of the fastest growing trends. With these devices, connection to the Internet is taken to an all new level. Companies are putting millions of dollars to build the next innovative and technically […]

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Identify Critical Assets and Maintain Clear Communication to Reduce the Impact of Data Breaches

Cloud computing has become an integral part of today’s IT market; however, the security of data in the cloud has always remained in question. Organizations tend to outsource almost 50% of their resources to cloud-based services because of their flexibility and cost effectiveness. Since huge amounts of corporate data rest in the cloud, they have […]

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Cryptowall Ransomware Spreading through Malicious Advertisements

As predicted by security researchers, 2014 is really turning out to be the year for new forms of ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a form of malware that takes over your system and restricts access to your files and folders until you pay the ransom amount to the malware author. Without the knowledge of the victim, the malware […]

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Supporting Reset the Net & Free Software for End-to-End Encryption

Today, June 5, just a year after one of the most significant leaks in U.S. history by Edward Snowden, SpiderOak joins Reset the Net and hundreds of thousands of others to protect our privacy and freedom from government mass surveillance. Our CEO, Ethan Oberman, had this to say about Snowden and the campaign: The Snowden revelations […]

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Lessons to Be Gained from the Recent eBay Data Breach

The occurrence of security breaches at large companies appears to be on the rise. Last year, we saw massive data breaches at Target and Adobe affecting millions of customers. The personal data of many people were at stake as a result of the incidents. Data breaches are the stuff of nightmares for any enterprise. They not only suffer […]

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Usability challenges on privacy-preserving systems (Part 3)

As we talked in here and in here, about the challenges of creating good usability/UX in a privacy-preserving system, password handling and processing is hard. What can we do to avoid having to worry about it? Third-party authentication systems Some of the big names in the internet have implemented this authentication thing for us. Twitter, for […]

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Examining Lavaboom’s Email Service Security Against NSA Surveillance

In light of NSA surveillance, finding a truly secure email service presents a challenge. The PRISM revelations have made us aware of government surveillance programs targeting the email communications of millions of Americans for mass data collection, and as a result, many of us are more concerned about the privacy and security of our data in the […]

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