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'KeyRaider' iOS malware targets jailbroken devices

Credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by sophisticated malware that targets modified iOS devices, according to Palo Alto Networks.

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Ashley Madison CEO quits, company says they're adjusting to breach

Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, resigned on Friday, weeks after a group calling itself Impact Team published compromised data, including details on more than 30 million Ashley Madison account holders.

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Amazon dumps Flash, and the Web is better off

Amazon will stop accepting Flash ads on its advertising network on Tuesday, and it will help make the entire Web more secure, security experts say.

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BitTorrent patches flaw that could amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

BitTorrent fixed a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to hijack BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users in order to amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

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Maybe it’s time to eliminate “something you know” as an authentication method

Something you know is the least secure method of authentication and the easiest to crack or compromise. It's time to stop relying on something you know for secure authentication.

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More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

A survey of IT leaders in healthcare revealed that 81% of them believe their systems have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or some other cyber-attack in the past two years, placing patient sensitive data at risk.

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AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot caught injecting ads into web pages

AT&T is the latest Wi-Fi hotspot provider to try injecting ads into sites where they shouldn't be.

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Update: Alleged Va. shooter uses social media to post video of killings

The man who allegedly shot and killed two journalists in Virginia while they were doing an on-air interview, posted video he took of the murders to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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The incident response plan you never knew you had

By leveraging important elements of the existing business continuity plan (BCP) and resources, the security team can jump start the computer incident response plan (CIRP) and obtain a faster and more responsive organization.

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Reports: Ex-TeaMp0isoN member killed in Syrian drone strike

A British hacker, and former member of the hacking group TeaMp0isoN, Junaid Hussain (TriCk), was killed in a drone strike outside of the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday. Reports of his death started circulating Wednesday afternoon as...

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Tor security concerns prompt largest dark market to suspend operations

Administrators of Agora, the largest online black marketplace operating on the Tor anonymity network, decided to temporarily suspend the website because of possible attacks based on recent methods of exposing Tor Hidden Services.

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Phishing is a $3.7-million annual cost for average large company

The average 10,000-employee company spends $3.7 million a year on dealing with phishing attacks, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute

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How secure is the hybrid cloud?

The term hybrid cloud is used loosely, which is probably why so many companies say they're planning to adopt it. If you’re planning a hybrid cloud strategy, the security questions you need to think about may not be the ones you’d...

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Most corporate risk due to just 1% of employees

Just 1 percent of employees are responsible for 75 percent of cloud-related enterprise security risk, and companies can dramatically reduce their exposure at very little additional cost by paying extra attention to these users.

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When to host your Website's security

Managing the daily updates and upgrades needed to keep the website secure demands a highly skilled administration team.

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Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach protection, experts say

Corporate security executives need to meet with their legal teams to find out if the way they protect customer data will keep them out of trouble with the Federal Trade Commission if it should be compromised in a data breach.

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LG phones most exposed to new Certifi-gate vulnerability

More than 70 percent of Android phones from LG have a plugin installed that exposes them to the Certifi-gate remote support app vulnerability, where a rogue application -- or even a text message -- can completely take over a device

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Fraud rate doubles as cybercriminals create new accounts in users' name

To get more value out of stolen personal information, cyber criminals doubled their rate of account creation fraud this summer, according to a report report from Vancouver-based NuData Security

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