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Second cyberattack hits SuperValu grocery stores' payment systems

The Minnesota-based supermarket chain says technology installed after the first attack greatly reduced the severity of the second

Two scenarios that would make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock bug

Intego has seen some proof-of-concept exploits for OS X using Bash

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DDoS attackers turn fire on ISPs and gaming servers

Attacks on banks recede dramatically, NSFOCUS reports

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Recently introduced TLDs create new opportunities for criminals

Top-level domains are supposed to be a way to focus the Internet. In reality, they've become a boon for registrars, who use them as an up sell and a goldmine for criminals who use them to bypass defenses.

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Home Depot confirms breach impacted 56 million customers

On Thursday, Home Depot released an update on the status of their breach investigation. The update didn't include many details, but the retailer did confirm that the incident impacted 56 million customers, making their breach larger...

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Apple turns on iCloud two-step verification after nude selfie scandal

Two-step verification is not mandatory though Apple recommends it

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Hackers accessed Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months before card breach

C&K Systems, which provided payment technology to Goodwill, said two other unnamed businesses were also affected

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Wikileaks outs latest FinFisher 'government spyware' that anti-virus can't spot

Berates Germany for allowing makers to operate

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'Tiny banker' malware targets US financial institutions

Its source code was leaked in July, which may have broadened its use among cybercriminals

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New malware spreads over Twitch chat, targets Steam accounts

New malware will attempt to sell items stored in your Steam account so an attacker can reap the proceeds and buy items for themselves.

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Old CGI-PHP vulnerability used to spread Bitcoin botnet

In 2012, researchers discovered a flaw in some PHP builds that would enable a remote attacker to execute commands on the server, if PHP was configured as a CGI script (PHP-CGI) at the time. Now, it's being used again to propagate a...

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CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

Mark Marmilev of Brooklyn maintained the technical infrastructure for Liberty Reserve's operations

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What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

Five million hacked passwords dumped on Russian cybercrime forums

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Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday thwarts nosey malware

This month's round of Patch Tuesday updates includes a critical fix for Internet Explorer

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These 5 antivirus suites keep potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from biting

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) pack a nasty bite if left unchecked. The antivirus suite you already have may be able to catch and muzzle them.

Malicious advertising hits Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, Cisco says

The 'Kyle and Stan' network has been running since May

Salesforce warns customers of malware attack

A new version of the Dyreza online banking Trojan is stealing Salesforce.com log-in credentials

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