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Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

A hack of the popular crowdfunding platform may be worse than Patreon itself has let on.

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Retailers who missed chip card deadline eye lawsuit

Retailers have complained of backlogs of six to nine months in getting credit-card companies to certify the new card terminals for use.

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EMV sets the stage for a better payment future

Most merchants now have EMV credit card readers in place, yielding marginally improved security today -- and a platform for better payment systems arriving soon

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T-Mobile US says Experian breach exposed 15M customers

On Thursday, T-Mobile US T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, said that the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birthdays, and ID information on more than 15 million customers has been compromised after a breach at Experian.

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Government cloud adoption efforts lag as security concerns persist

Half a decade into the cloud-first initiative, adoption in the federal government continues to be way behind schedule mostly due to security concerns. Vendors argue that those concerns are exaggerated.

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Cisco fixes privilege escalation flaws in AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client was updated to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to gain system or root privileges on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X computers.

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Report: Target failed to execute security basics

Target hired Verizon to figure out what was behind its 2013 data breach and Verizon found that the company’s security problems can be summed up as failure to do the basics.


Profiling an insider

When the security threat comes from within your own company, it is often hard to see the signs beforehand.


How to identify and thwart insider threats

Are you the type? Insider archetypes map and model personalities and behaviors that could be clues to the next attack on your business.

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Microsoft accidentally releases Windows 7 'test' patch, freaks out users

If you run Windows 7 and saw an unknown patch this morning that seemingly disappeared, relax. It was a Microsoft error.

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​Kmart suffers privacy breach

Retailer, Kmart Australia has asked the Australian Federal Police to investigate a security breach of its customer online product order system on Tuesday.

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New Android vulnerabilities put over a billion devices at risk of remote hacking

Newly discovered vulnerabilities in the way Android processes MP3 and MP4 files can allow attackers to compromise devices by tricking users to visit specifically-crafted Web pages.

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Scraping away profits

Web scraping is on the rise. How to detect and protect your intellectual property.

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Strange Windows update creates confusion, panic

On Wednesday, Windows users – both home and enterprise – started sharing details on a strange update delivered by Microsoft. The update itself used a string of random characters in the description, along with resource URLs using a...

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Carly Fiorina on U.S. cyber defense

Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on cybersecurity

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Is Apple's walled garden showing signs of erosion?

A rudimentary malware attack that infected hundreds of iOS apps before Apple caught on puts a spotlight on security and brings into question the market perception that Apple's platform and devices are inherently safer than rivals'...

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Cisco acquires security consultancy

UK-based Portcullis will allow expansion, complement Neohapsis buy

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Dyreza malware steals IT supply chain credentials

New versions of the Dyreza computer Trojan are configured to steal credentials for order fulfillment, warehousing, inventory management, ecommerce and other IT and supply chain services.

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