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Tech companies ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

The USA Freedom Act was earlier passed by the House of Representatives

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Hard-coded credentials placing dental offices at risk

One researcher says that customers using Henry Schein's Dentrix software have been unknowingly exposed to risk after the latest version shipped with a flaw that was supposed to have been patched two years ago. This was reported to...

Apple, Google urge Obama to reject encryption back doors

The firms signed a group letter calling on the president to resist security workarounds demanded by law enforcement

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Survey finds most US residents want changes to Patriot Act surveillance

An ACLU study concluded there's broad concern about government surveillance among U.S. residents

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Security researcher's hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

The FBI contends a cybersecurity researcher said he caused an airplane's engine to climb after hacking its software, according to a court document. The FBI interviewed him after he flew into Syracuse, New York, and seized his...

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Unusual Wordpress attack steals login credentials

Wordpress is a common target for criminals who redirect innocent users to malware download sites -- but a new type of malware steals user login credentials instead.

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Behavioral analytics vs. the rogue insider

User Behavior Analytics, its advocates say, not only detect insider threats - it can predict them. That may bring comfort to organizational leaders, but critics say it raises privacy concerns for employees.

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Lawmakers move to end warrantless surveillance of US residents

A new bill would require law enforcement agencies to get warrants before searching NSA databases for U.S. communications

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Electronic lock maker clashes with security firm over software flaws

CyberLock said it wasn't given enough time before IOActive published a security advisory

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US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

The Department of Justice aims to disclose more about the use of the cell-site simulators

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Startup HydrantID launches subscription model for buying SSL certificates

The idea is to drive down the cost of certificates and streamline management

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Enterprises overlook legal issues in breach preparedness

Companies preparing for data breaches and cyber security incidents too often focus on the technology and overlook the legal aspects

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Security BSides San Francisco, 2015 conference review

The annual security conference, Bsides San Francisco, was held on April 19 and 20. It was an exciting and action-packed event with talks from some of the best up-and-coming industry speakers. This is a general review of the event as...

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How the top social networks compare on privacy -- in one handy chart

Not all privacy settings are created equal. Here’s an in-depth look at what Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ offer users.

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SendGrid customers told to reset passwords and DKIM keys after breach

SendGrid, a Boulder, Colorado-based transactional and marketing email delivery service, has urged customers to reset passwords after an internal investigation discovered that an employee's credentials were compromised.

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Identity as an attack surface

Mobile computing, cloud apps and tele-working have effectively made the de-perimeterization of IT security a “fait accompli”. In the process, these redrawn battle lines have created new challenges for CSOs and new points of entry for...

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166816 (Z66816): A post-RSA Conference recap

Default credentials: Ignored by those who should be paying attention, and collected by everyone else, they're the reason most breaches don't need to be too technical.

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Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

Many users never changed the password, thinking it was unique to them

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