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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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Pizza restaurant targeted for supporting Indiana's 'religious freedom' law

They were the first restaurant owners in Indiana to come out in support of Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" bill, signed into law last week by Governor Mike Pence. However, the O'Connor family and their business, Memories...

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Indiana's website taken out by DDoS in response to 'religious freedom' law

The state of Indiana is having a bad week. First, Governor Mike Pence signed a controversial "religious freedom" bill into law; now, twenty-four hours later, the state's website was knocked offline by a group taking up another...

DDOS attacks less frequent last year, more dangerous

The total number of distributed denial of service attacks declined steadily last year, from more than 450,000 attacks in the first quarter to fewer than 150,000 in the fourth quarter -- but the size and complexity of the average...

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Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

Attackers could have remotely installed malware on systems running a flawed Dell support tool used to detect customers' products. A security researcher discovered the flaw in November and reported it to the PC manufacturer, which...

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Are your business partners secure?

Are your business partners secure? Without giving too much thought to the question, you nod for a moment saying to your self “sure, they are” by, then the confusion starts to wind its way into your brain. Are you safe in the...

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Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Far-reaching fallout awaits us at the littlest hack or glitch, thanks to our increasing reliance on hyperadvanced computing and vast communication networks

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GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social engineering and Photoshop

GoDaddy serves more than 13 million customers, who in turn place 59 million domains under the registrar's management. On Tuesday, my personal account at GoDaddy was compromised. The attacker was able to gain control over my account...

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Premera, Anthem data breaches linked by similar hacking tactics

Security analysts last year saw a fake domain spoofing Premera's name

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Premera Blue Cross says data breach may affect 11 million customers

As many as 11 million customers may have been affected by a data breach at U.S. health insurance provider Premera Blue Cross, in the second large attack against the health care industry disclosed in the last two months.

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BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet

BlackBerry is returning to the tablet market -- this time with the help of Samsung Electronics, IBM and Secusmart, the German encryption specialist BlackBerry bought last year.

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Microsoft patches broken Stuxnet fix, nearly five years later

On Tuesday, most of the public was focused on Microsoft's patches for the FREAK vulnerability. However, Redmond also pushed a fix that addresses a problem with a patch released in 2010, which left users exposed to one of the core...

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Dropbox patches Android SDK vulnerability

Dropbox has released an update to their Android Core and Sync/Datastore SDKs, after researchers at IBM discovered a vulnerability that would enable an attacker to connect applications to a Dropbox account under their control.

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Anthem accused of avoiding further embarrassment by refusing audit

Anthem Inc., the nation's second largest health insurer, has refused a request for an IT Security audit citing corporate policy. This is the second time the organization has refused an audit request from the Office of Personnel...

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Geofencing could add security layer for mobile devices

Geofencing technology -- tracking the location of a mobile device -- could offer an extra layer of security for enterprises trying to manage both company-owned and employee-owned devices. However, the technology can also raise worries...

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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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Anthem: 78.8 million affected, FBI close to naming suspect

On Tuesday, Anthem, the nation's second largest health insurer, said that 8.8 to 18.8 million people who were not customers could be impacted by their recent data breach, which at last count is presumed to affect some 78.8 million...

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Security offers a marketing advantage for ADP

ADP's award-winning payroll vendor management system helps the company serve more international markets and clients than ever before and is, in fact, doing it so well that its managers are routinely asked to sit in on sales meetings...

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