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Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

To thwart attacks like CryptLocker, you need a multipronged defense; new technology doesn't hurt either

PCI compliance under scrutiny following Big Data breaches

In the wake of numerous high-profile data breaches, some security experts question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. Should PCI standards do more than set a baseline for security -- and should they be given teeth for when companies...


Symantec sees rise in high-traffic DDoS attacks

The most common targets are gaming, software and media companies

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Microsoft warns of new Zero-Day attack

On Tuesday, Microsoft issued an advisory warning of a new Zero-Day vulnerability that impacts all supported versions of their Windows operating system, except Windows Server 2003. The software giant also confirmed targeted attacks...

One week after patch, Flash vulnerability already exploited in large-scale attacks

The Fiesta exploit kit bundles an exploit for the CVE-2014-0569 vulnerability in Flash Player, researchers found

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Fraudulent activity is first hint of a Staples data breach

Banks have identified a pattern of fraudulent activity that points to Staples, but the news seems to be a surprise to Staples.

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USB is now UEC (use with extreme caution)

USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus; at least that is what it has stood for since 1999 when it was patented. But now it may take on a new meaning and instead stand for Ultimate Security Breakdown.

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If attackers only need to be lucky once, we need better guidance

Under the guise that attackers only need to be “lucky” one time, we offer too much guidance and get too few results. It is time to change.

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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

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Staples confirms data breach investigation

Monday evening, investigative journalist Brian Krebs reported that multiple banking sources were seeing a pattern of credit and debit card fraud. The common thread between each case were purchases made at Staples Inc. stores in the...


Cyber insurance: Worth it, but beware of the exclusions

Cyber insurance is a necessity for most organizations, since general liability policies will no longer cover the costs of a data breach. But experts say it is crucial to have a policy customized for the risks of an organization, and...


Best practices for moving workloads to the cloud

With data floating around in the clouds, it is good that you know how to secure it all.

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14 of the scariest things hacked

From televisions to passenger planes, even the most unassuming device can, if accessed by the wrong people, be turned into something more sinister.

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Dropbox used for Phishing expedition

Symantec says they've recently uncovered a Phishing scam targeting Dropbox users, where many of the elements needed to complete the scam are being hosted on Dropbox directly. Such a move helps lower resistance and bypass some network...

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Obama signs Executive Order to bolster federal credit card security

On Friday, at the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama signed an Executive Order that will add chip-and-PIN protections (EMV) to federal credit cards starting in January. The President encouraged...

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China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks

A top Chinese official said the country does not tolerate hacking


Sourcebooks suffers credit card data breach

It wouldn’t be a Friday afternoon without a company sharing that it had suffered a data breach. Normally I’m the first person to be sympathetic in this type of situation, but I have seen enough of these Friday disclosures that I’m...

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Hackers strike defense companies through real-time ad bidding

Malicious advertisements are being 'micro-targeted' at defense companies, Invincea said

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