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Killer hackers from North Korea!

Imagine if you will, life in the post-apocalyptic world where the army of North Korean hackers have laid waste to humanity. The survivors live in the smoking craters that were once great cities and the last remnants of humanity...

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Majority of websites have serious, unfixed vulnerabilities

In a recent analysis of more than 30,000 websites, most had at least one serious vulnerability for 150 or more days last year

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Red Bull scam will give your bank account wings

A scam email making the rounds offers to pay you to drive a Red Bull-decal adorned car. Sounds too good to be true? That's because it is

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Like routers, most USB modems also vulnerable to drive-by hacking

Attackers can hijack DNS settings by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Web-based management interfaces of 3G/4G USB modems

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11 software bugs that took way too long to meet their maker

All software has bugs, but even the most well known applications can have errors and vulnerabilities that somehow go undetected for years - or decades.

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Seven things government security leaders expect vendors to address

What do government executives often think, but not share openly with their private sector partners? What traps to security companies of all sizes land in while trying to sell to the government market? Here are a few items that public...

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Cybersecurity on the agenda for 80 percent of corporate boards

Cybersecurity is a topic of discussion at most board meetings, according to a new survey of 200 corporate directors. The survey revealed that more than 80 percent of board members say that cybersecurity is discussed at most or all...

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Wi-Fi access point scans can betray a person's location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking

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IRS cut its cybersecurity staff by 11% over four years

As headcount is falling, cybersecurity spending at the agency is increasing.

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5 things you should know about cyber insurance

As more companies step in to offer insurance coverage against a broad range of cyber losses, we break down five points that organizations should keep in mind as they consider their options.

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Security checks that rely on PII put businesses and consumers at risk

The problem of using personal information as a security check has existed for more than a decade, but as the Internet grows and personal data becomes more easily accessible, should such information remain a key security resource?

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What enterprises should do when helpless employees lose hope in fighting cyber attacks

CSO looks at the symptoms of the victim mentality in the enterprise, how it comes about, and what enterprises can do technically and psychologically to avoid it.

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Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources

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Best practices for email security

6 ways to tighten up email policies and improve network security.

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5 tips for keeping your incident response team happy

These highly skilled, multitasking, (slightly unconventional) security rock stars have a lot to offer beyond security fire drills and threat research.

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Employees know better, but still behave badly

Four out of five employees admitted to engaging in some risky behaviors while at work, even though they were aware of cyber-security dangers, according to a new global survey.

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Ponemon: Data breach costs now average $154 per record

According to a report released this morning by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the per-record cost of a data breach reached $154 this year, up 12 percent from $145 in 2014.

IRS discloses breach, attackers used PII to clear security checks

On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) disclosed a data breach that affects 100,000 taxpayers. In a statement on the matter, the IRS said that the attackers were able to access information through the "Get Transcript"...

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