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Software bugs most common cause for mobile Internet outages, study says

The outages affected 1.4 million user connections on average per incident

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Open-source project promises easy-to-use encryption for email, instant messaging and more

Pretty Easy Privacy system aims to make encryption of written online communication accessible to masses.

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Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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Grindr vulnerability places men in harm's way

Grindr, a dating application that caters to gay and bisexual men, could be placing them at risk; and in at least one case, has helped authorities enforce anti-gay agendas by taking advantage of the service's geo-location...

Salesforce warns customers of malware attack

A new version of the Dyreza online banking Trojan is stealing Salesforce.com log-in credentials

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Why giving mobile apps banking info isn't as risky as it seems

Big name apps like Uber and Venmo may be putting some users ill at ease by requiring payment card information in order to function, but experts say the risk is relatively low

LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

LinkedIn now allows users to see and terminate their authenticated sessions from multiple devices

Home Depot investigates possible payment data breach

The retailer is working with law enforcement and banking partners to investigate

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

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Industrial software website used in watering hole attack

AlienVault Labs has discovered a watering hole attack that's using a framework developed for reconnaissance as the primary infection vector.

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

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

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

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

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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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