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Unlimited DDoS protection the new norm after Cloudflare announcement

With Cloudflare ending surge pricing for DDoS protection services, all website owners are protected equally and potential attack damage is limited.

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Inside the Russian hack of Yahoo: How they did it

One mistaken click. That's all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people.

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Digital hijacking: My identity is gone

Ever wonder why your identity got stolen? Post-Equifax this article highlights a modern security strategy for the credit bureaus.

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DNSSEC key signing key rollover: Are you ready?

ICANN has postponed the deadline for updating name servers with the new root zone key signing key to early 2018 because too many ISPs and network operators are not ready, and that would cause DNSSEC validations to fail.

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6 DoS attacks that made headlines

As times have changed, so have these venerable attacks.

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Think tank wants tech firms to be held responsible for online terrorism

Policy Exchange wants to hold tech companies’, journalists’ and academics’ feet to the fire when it comes to countering online extremism.

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Future cyber security threats and challenges: Are you ready for what's coming?

Among the the alarming trends highlighted in a new study from The Internet Society (ISOC) are the rise of state-sponsored cyber attacks as the internet is becoming increasingly intertwined with national security and the creation of...

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What is the Heartbleed bug, how does it work and how was it fixed?

The mistake that caused the Heartbleed vulnerability can be traced to a single line of code in OpenSSL, an open source code library. Here's how Heartbleed works and how to fix it if you have an unpatched server.

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What is OAuth? How the open authorization framework works

OAuth allows websites and services to share assets among users. It is widely accepted, but be aware of its vulnerabilities.

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Top 5 tools to protect internet privacy

How virtual private networks (VPNs), proxy services, and onion routers help block ISPs (and search engines) from harvesting user data — and which of these internet privacy tools to choose.

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Just say no to Facebook quizzes

Clickbait by any other name is just the same. These quizzes take your personal information, and leave with cookies and malware.

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Symantec sells its problem SSL unit to DigiCert for $1B

Symantec has found a way to make a dispute with Google over the validity of its TLS and SSL website certificates go away -- and get paid almost US$1 billion in the process.

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Adobe announces end-of-life for Flash, the InfoSec world cheers

Support for Flash Player will end in 2020, so now is the time for website owners to migrate from it.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Photobucket replaces millions of images with 'ransom demand'

Photobucket eliminated its free embed image service and replaced millions of images with a "ransom demand."

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NotPetya ransomware hits hospitals, while Shadow Brokers touts its July VIP service

U.S. hospitals were hit by the NotPetya ransomware—despite a vaccine already being available—while the Shadow Brokers touts its July dump of the month and its VIP service.

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Ohio government websites defaced by pro-ISIS hackers

Team System DZ hackers defaced at least 12 government websites in three states, with Ohio suffering the most defacements on Sunday.

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Even weak hackers can pull off a password reset MitM attack via account registration

Even weak attackers can pull off a password reset man-in-the-middle attack by getting you to register at a new website.

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It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and...

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Banks and Fed sites score as least trustworthy in OTA 2017 security and privacy audit

60% of banks and US government sites analyzed for security and privacy received failing grades in one or more category during the Online Trust Alliance's 2017 audit.

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