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The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This vulnerability means that a third party could potentially intercept information protected, under normal conditions, by SSL encryption; things like user passwords, account information and credit card...

In 2012, social psychologist Amy Cuddy gave a Tedx talk in which she said that body language affects not only how others see us, but how we see ourselves. Our body language often reveals what we're thinking or feeling on the...
Banking Bonuses of 2013

How did U.S. bank bonuses fare in 2013? And how do they compare to compensation rates in the U.K., private equity and hedge funds? Firmex compares the data in the following Infographic.
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Over the last year, several high profile data breaches have made headlines, exposing the personal information of millions. Here are some of the biggest security breaches, and what impact they've had on the companies and victims involved.
What's Your Company's Donut Hole?

How do you become a better harvester of intangible capital at your firm? Last month Andrew Sherman, Partner at Jones Day, was a keynote speaker at TedX. His mission: To draw attention to the corporate waste taking place in the context of innovation. In...
10 Famous Investment Scams

This month, the trial of Bernie Madoff’s former secretary Annette Bongiorno is expected to wrap up. Bongiorno is one of five former employees on trial for abetting Madoff's fraud. Bernie Madoff was sentenced in 2009 to 150 years in prison after his investment firm Bernard L. Madoff Investments Securities fell apart, costing investors an estimated $65 billion in losses – one of the biggest frauds ever seen in America.

Most companies follow a predictive lifecycle, moving from start-up, to growth, and exit in just a few short years. For Fortune 500 companies that lifespan is a little longer, hovering around 40-50 years. A lucky few, however, continue on way past...

The jig is up. Yesterday the man behind infamous Twitter handle @GSElevator, which has garnered a cult following of more than 600,000 followers, was unmasked. That man is John Lefevre, a 34-year-old former bond executive who lives in Texas. Mr. Lefevre created...

With all the recent Olympic hype, Firmex decided to take a closer look at the cost of hosting the Olympic games. Decide for yourself if you think its worth it.
Vladimir Putin

Sochi's spectacular Winter Olympics is now all but over, but was it worth the $52 billion price tag?  We take a closer look at the extraordinary costs associated with the event, where the money came from, and who benefited the most. The...