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Why hackers may be stealing your credit card numbers for years

Hackers may have the upper hand for years as the retail industry slowly upgrades its systems, analysts said...

CryptoWall held over half-a-million computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

The gang behind this dangerous ransomware program has earned US$1 million so far, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said...


Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month...

Java, Flash and Reader still PC admins' biggest security headaches

Better than 2013 but still not good enough...

Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'...

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Android app ambush: Researchers successfully hack Gmail 9 times out of 10

It sounds like a pretty ominous security exploit, but it sure doesn't look easy to pull off...

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Researchers build security framework for Android

University researchers have modified the Android operating system to let developers plug in enterprise-class security enhancements that would normally require overhauling a mobile device's firmware....

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Moving toward smart and secure continuous software delivery

Experts contend continuous software integration and delivery practices can boost secure coding practices....

Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

Data breach at Community Health is symptom of broader problem, security experts say...

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Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information...

Supervalu breach shows why move to smartcards is long overdue

U.S. remains one of the last developed nations to use magnetic stripe cards...

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How Google is heading toward safe, global Gmail

Google has made a small, but important, change to its Gmail spam filters that is expected to make targeted phishing attacks more difficult....

Users should patch critical flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, researchers say

Adobe also releases critical updates for Flash Player and AIR...

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How Yahoo email encryption could help your business

If Yahoo gets it right, then the end-to-end email encryption the Internet company is promising would be a big help to companies concerned with privacy in the use of webmail, experts say....

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Payment cards with chips aren't perfect, so encrypt everything, experts say

The EMV or 'chip-and-PIN' system is not without security flaws, researchers warned...

Network-attached storage devices more vulnerable than routers, researcher finds

A security review found serious vulnerabilities in 10 popular NAS systems...

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Black Hat 2014: The challenge of securing embedded devices and IoT on display

Industry doesn’t yet fully realize extent of subversion possible through IoT security, researchers say....

In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy

People are getting more selective about what they want to share, and online firms are picking up on it...

No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver

Symantec has published recommendations for mitigating the danger...

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Tor releases updates to address traffic confirmation attacks

According to an advisory posted on Wednesday, Tor discovered an attack that had been active for nearly five months, which could have revealed identifying details and other information related to people using the network to access...

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