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VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

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Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

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DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

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Securing the ‘Net – at what price?

In an open letter to President Obama, one security expert contends that Internet security could come close to 100% for $4 billion. Fellow experts agree that massive improvement is possible - for considerably less than $4 billion - but...

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Reports suggest Trump Hotel chain credit card breach

A pattern of fraudulent credit card activity seems to point to a breach at the Trump Hotel Collection chain.

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Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

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Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

Along with Apple Music came fixes for a laundry list of exploits and a long-overdue change to Apple's digital certificate policy.

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China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

U.S. trade groups are worried that China's security policies could stifle business in the country

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Report: Every company is compromised, but most infections not yet at critical stage

In a recent analysis of a quarter million endpoint devices in 40 enterprises, every single corporate network showed evidence of a targeted intrusion but most of the activity was not yet at the most-dangerous data exfiltration stage

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FBI alert discloses malware tied to the OPM and Anthem attacks

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is still the leading security incident in the news. Just last week the public learned that the breach might impact up to 32 million people and earlier this month, the FBI released...

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Workarounds, kludges, and hacks that will improve your life

Whether you want to lower your cell phone bill or find true love, there's usually a way around your problems

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Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

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Cybersecurity is the killer app for big data analytics

Big data apps help combat cyber-threats and attackers.

Agencies need to pay more attention to supply chain security

Government agencies seeking the lowest bidders typically overlook cybersecurity when awarding contracts, and data breaches are the result.

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US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

Problems for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management aren't letting up. The government agency said Monday it had suspended a system used for background checks after a security flaw was discovered in the Web-based app.

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FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The developers of a mobile app called Prized that secretly mined cryptocurrencies on people's mobile phones have settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after being accused of deceptive trade practices.

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OPM hit by class-action suit over breach of federal employee data

A federal employees union has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, its leadership and a contractor, alleging that their negligence led to a data breach that compromised the personal information of millions...

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MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

Like visiting a junk yard to find cheap parts for an aging vehicle, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a way to fix buggy software by inserting working code from another program.

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