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Security researcher's hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

The FBI contends a cybersecurity researcher said he caused an airplane's engine to climb after hacking its software, according to a court document. The FBI interviewed him after he flew into Syracuse, New York, and seized his...

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Electronic lock maker clashes with security firm over software flaws

CyberLock said it wasn't given enough time before IOActive published a security advisory

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Startup HydrantID launches subscription model for buying SSL certificates

The idea is to drive down the cost of certificates and streamline management

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SendGrid customers told to reset passwords and DKIM keys after breach

SendGrid, a Boulder, Colorado-based transactional and marketing email delivery service, has urged customers to reset passwords after an internal investigation discovered that an employee's credentials were compromised.

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166816 (Z66816): A post-RSA Conference recap

Default credentials: Ignored by those who should be paying attention, and collected by everyone else, they're the reason most breaches don't need to be too technical.

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Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

Many users never changed the password, thinking it was unique to them

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Key management is the biggest pain of encryption

Most IT professionals rate the pain of managing encryption keys as severe, according to a new global survey by the Ponemon Institute

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AT&T's data breach settlement called a 'slap on the wrist'

The punishment AT&T received this week from the U.S. government for its sloppy protection of customer data is peanuts and won't scare other companies into taking stronger security measures, some cybersecurity experts said.

Lost in the clouds: 7 examples of compromised personal information

While having instant access to your information via the cloud is a major bonus to productivity and convenience, there's a risk that the security trade-off will be too high.

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Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

The unique attack method used to disrupt the code-sharing site GitHub over the last week could have been prevented if more websites enabled encryption, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said Wednesday.

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NAC is back. And better than ever

We review 5 of the leading network access control products.

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7 of the most famous spies

Real world spies are continually at work, grabbing government top secrets and business trade secrets. Here are seven of the most famous / infamous spies.

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Biometric security is on the rise

Does biometrics have a huge role to play in corporate security programs? We asked several experts to weigh in on the pros and cons of biometric security.

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Crooks targeting call centers to further Apple Pay fraud

According to mobile payments expert, Cherian Abraham, fraud on Apple's mobile payment platform – Apple Pay – is rampant. However, Apple's hardware and software security measures remain intact; the issue at the heart of most fraud...

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NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a policy that allows the NSA and law enforcement agencies to read encrypted data when they need to, NSA director Michael Rogers said during an appearance at a cybersecurity policy event Monday.

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Microsoft: Biometrics are the future of Windows 10 security

With the use of passwords coming under increased scrutiny, Microsoft is taking steps to move beyond them in Windows 10. Its biggest move: Joining the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance and adding support for the biometrics...

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Windows 10 embraces password-killing biometric authentication

Microsoft joined the FIDO Alliance in 2013 and is ready to add the password-less authentication standard into its flagship product.

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

In the latest Internet of Things security blunder, personal weather station devices made by Netatmo were found sending users' Wi-Fi passwords back to the company over unencrypted connections.

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