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Why 'designed for security' is a dubious designation

Recent events suggest that pushing enhanced privacy- and security wares brings risks with few rewards

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Report: Internet of Evil Things is your next nightmare

While the number of actively Evil Things is still small, the vast majority of enterprises are home to Things that have the potential to turn evil at any moment, according to a new report from Boston-based security firm Pwnie Express.

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Second-hand devices – cheaper but risky

Second-hand smartphones and tablets can be a great financial deal for those who don't mind last year's technology that still functions perfectly well. The problem - to both individuals and the enterprise - is that it can be very...

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A bloody mess: Vast majority of organizations are still vulnerable to Heartbleed

According to research from Venafi, a vast majority of the world's top businesses are still vulnerable to Heartbleed, which was disclosed a year ago this month. The OpenSSL flaw impacted organizations both large and small, but the...

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Lost in the clouds: Your private data has been indexed by Google

Each day millions of people across the globe create backups of their files. These backups are supposed to offer a measure of assurance that their files are safe and easily recovered if needed. But that's not entirely true.

Lost in the clouds: 7 examples of compromised personal information

While having instant access to your information via the cloud is a major bonus to productivity and convenience, there's a risk that the security trade-off will be too high.

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Anonymous proxies now used in a fifth of DDOS attacks

The number of distributed denial of service attacks using anonymous proxies has increased dramatically over the past year, according to a new research report, as attackers use these proxies to create an instant pseudo-botnet

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An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

Open-source software projects are often well intended, but security can take a back seat to making the code work. OpenDaylight, the multivendor software-defined networking (SDN) project, learned that the hard way last August after a...

DDOS attacks less frequent last year, more dangerous

The total number of distributed denial of service attacks declined steadily last year, from more than 450,000 attacks in the first quarter to fewer than 150,000 in the fourth quarter -- but the size and complexity of the average...

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Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

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At least 700,000 routers given to customers by ISPs are vulnerable to hacking

The devices have serious flaws that enable unauthorized remote access and DNS hijacking, a researcher found

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Researchers find same RSA encryption key used 28,000 times

What if the key to your house was shared with 28,000 other homes? That's essentially what researchers with Royal Holloway of the University of London discovered last week while scanning the Internet to see how many servers and devices...

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BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet

BlackBerry is returning to the tablet market -- this time with the help of Samsung Electronics, IBM and Secusmart, the German encryption specialist BlackBerry bought last year.

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Google services disrupted by routing error

Google's services were disrupted briefly on Thursday after a broadband provider in India made a network routing error. The provider, Hathway, made a technical change that caused traffic to more than 300 network prefixes belonging to...

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2,400 unsafe apps on user phones in large firms

The average large global enterprise has about 2,400 unsafe apps on the mobile devices in its environment, according to a new study from mobile security vendor Veracode.

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Dropbox patches Android SDK vulnerability

Dropbox has released an update to their Android Core and Sync/Datastore SDKs, after researchers at IBM discovered a vulnerability that would enable an attacker to connect applications to a Dropbox account under their control.

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Anthem accused of avoiding further embarrassment by refusing audit

Anthem Inc., the nation's second largest health insurer, has refused a request for an IT Security audit citing corporate policy. This is the second time the organization has refused an audit request from the Office of Personnel...

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Adobe invites help hunting vulnerabilities in its online services

The company offers no bounties, just public kudos

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