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Fixing HealthCare.gov security

While the security weaknesses found in HealthCare.gov by a U.S. government watchdog need to be addressed, they are not unusual for sites as complex as the federal insurance exchange.

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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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Number 1 on my top 10 list for security executives: History’s lessons

History has given us a wealth of stories from which analogies related to information security can be drawn. Some of these stories significantly predate the digital age but are relevant because they can impress upon us the significance...

How network virtualization is used as a security tool

As VMware sells its network virtualization software, it’s finding that security is a big driver for adoption.

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Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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Your configuration files are showing

One of my favourite activities is using search engines to hunt for things that, realistically, I should not be able to find.

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Vulnerability in popular Joomla e-commerce extension puts online shops at risk

The security issue might affect other extensions as well, researchers from Sucuri said

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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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Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player, delays Reader and Acrobat updates

The new Flash Player update patches 12 vulnerabilities, many of which could allow remote code execution

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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

Juniper expands threat intelligence for more effective network defense

Juniper announced new capabilities for its Spotlight Secure threat intelligence platform to provide more comprehensive network security.

Salesforce warns customers of malware attack

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

Hackers launch Apple ID phishing campaign playing on iCloud security worries

Phishing emails masquerade as security alerts from Apple about rogue iTunes purchases, researchers from Symantec said

Cyberespionage group starts using new Mac OS X backdoor program

The new malware program is an OS X version of a Windows backdoor called XSLCmd, researchers from FireEye said

LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

LinkedIn now allows users to see and terminate their authenticated sessions from multiple devices

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Configuration errors lead to HealthCare.gov breach

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said that HealthCare.gov, the nation's health insurance enrollment website, was breached in July and that the attackers uploaded malware to the server. Officials say that while the...

Twitter launches bug bounty program

The company will pay researchers at least $140 for privately reporting serious vulnerabilities in its Web services and mobile apps

Attack hijacks DNS settings on home routers in Brazil

Attackers use cross-site request forgery techniques to change router settings when users visit malicious websites

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