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Apple Pay rival CurrentC suffers pre-launch compromise

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) says that CurrentC, a mobile payment offering backed by giant retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Old Navy, Target, CVS, and more, has been compromised.

White House officials confirm breach on unclassified network

A White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that suspicious activity has been identified on the Executive Office of the President (EOP) network. The official, speaking to Reuters, said that mitigation efforts...

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Shellshock attacks against MTAs could leave SMBs exposed

Small businesses have that name for a reason. They're small, so they don't have the ability to manage risk the same way a large enterprise does. In some regards, a small business is more agile and can adjust change faster, but when it...

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6 tips for effective security tabletop testing

What are the best practices for using security tabletop exercises? We asked some security executives to weigh in on the topic and here are a few of their suggestions.

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Chipmaker deliberately cripples user devices with driver update

FTDI, creator of a popular line of USB-to-Serial chips used by hardware hackers and embedded in a number of consumer devices the world over, is using a driver update to crush counterfeiters by rendering the fake chips useless once...

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Are e-health records at fault for Ebola mistakes?

The Dallas patient diagnosed with Ebola died today. While the hospital retracted an earlier statement blaming its electronic health records system for initially sending him home without treatment, experts say the systems are still...

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Here's a bird’s eye view of Ebola epidemic

Data-publishing platform Silk has created a world map depicting the spread of the Ebola epidemic worldwide.

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Amateur cries wolf and says KrebsOnSecurity was hacked

Over the weekend, a self-made "hacker" who goes by the handle N4rCochaos claimed that he had hacked one of the Web's most visible security journalists, Brian Krebs. According to his claims, he hacked KrebsOnSecurity.com and obtained a...

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Yahoo says they're patching servers compromised by Shellshock

Jonathan Hall, of Future South Technologies, said that he uncovered a botnet running on two Yahoo servers, managed by a group of hackers out of Romania. Yahoo has confirmed the incident, and said they are working to resolve the issue....

Three steps you need to take to avoid overreacting to the bash bug

The steps necessary to be effective in the wake of the frenzy with an executive plan of action that explains and brings others into the response while protecting the business.

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Is eBay trading too much security for seller happiness?

Criminals are exploiting an eBay security weakness that could result in shoppers getting redirected to a malicious webpage that tries to steal bank account information.

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Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features

The privacy improvements in the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system provide necessary, but limited, protection to customers, experts say.

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Addressing security with the board: Tips for both sides of the table

In the boardroom, when it comes to addressing the topic of security, there's tension on both sides of the table. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, the cause of the friction is usually security executives and board...

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Tunnel vision: Train security as critical as planes and automobiles

Railroads have historically considered their computing, controls and communications to be proprietary, and therefore more secure. With today’s use of commercial off-the-shelf products and standard protocols, yesterday’s defenses for...

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Goodwill payment systems compromised

Just when you might have thought there wasn’t anymore staying power in the parade of stories about point of sale systems being hacked we find that even Goodwill isn’t immune. Last week the organization confirmed that their...

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New details suggest that Home Depot breach is nationwide

New information suggests that the Home Depot breach may extend to all 2,200 stores. Comparing the ZIP codes from the stolen cards available online to the ZIP codes associated with the improvements retailer, there is a 99 percent...

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Feds probing possible hacking incident at JP Morgan Chase

On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that the FBI, the US Secret Service, and even the NSA are investigating an incident alleged to have occurred in mid-August on JP Morgan Chase's (JPMC) network.

Why our lack of understanding on China may be the biggest risk

While China’s ability to wage cyber warfare is sure, the real risk to the U.S. may be its lack of understanding the eastern nation.

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