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Critical flaw puts 500 million WinRAR users at risk of being pwned by unzipping a file

The creators of WinRAR basically shrugged off a critical remote code execution vulnerability that puts 500 million WinRAR users at risk of pwned if they unzip an infected file.

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Cook, Bezos, Nadella to meet today with Chinese President Xi in Seattle

The top executives of five of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle.

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Hacker exploited Imgur flaw to secretly load over 450 background images and attack 8chan

An attacker could have pulled off massive pwnage by abusing Imgur, which is often featured on Reddit’s “front page” of the Internet, but instead targeted users 8chan via images; as servers were overwhelmed, 4chan and 8chan experienced...

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Cisco said to plan China partnership to boost market access

Cisco is working with a Chinese partner for joint development and better access to the local market, according to a newspaper report.

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Security experts: Cyber sharing isn't enough

Most experts at a Johns Hopkins University conference on cyber threat sharing said that while it's a useful tool, government officials should focus on stronger online security.

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US, China appear close on cyber economic espionage deal

China and the U.S. appear close to a ground-breaking agreement on cyber espionage that could be signed later this week when President Xi and President Obama meet in Washington.

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China 'must stop' cyberespionage, warns national security adviser

China's government must halt economic espionage in cyberspace, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned on Monday, days before Chinese President Xi Jinping is due in Washington on an official visit.

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Attackers hacked Department of Energy 159 times in 4 years

The DOE was attacked 1,131 times in four years; attackers breached the DOE 159 times with 53 of those cyber attacks resulting in root compromises.

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Defense secretary mulls rapid grants for tech companies

The U.S. Department of Defense is considering offering rapid seed funding to private companies as a way to encourage more work on technology projects with the commercial sector, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday.

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Cyberespionage group caught borrowing banking malware code

A group of hackers that has been targeting military and government organizations from NATO countries borrowed code from a leaked online banking Trojan.

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Russia, China said to use hacked databases to find U.S. spies

Russian and Chinese cyberspying units are reportedly cross-checking hacked databases to identify U.S. intelligence operatives.

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U.S. readies sanctions against China for cyberspying

Experts question whether the penalties on Chinese companies for economic cyber espionage will have a significant effect.

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North Korean leader has his own cellular network

Kim Jong Un and other high-ranking officials in North Korea have their own cellular network to help keep their conversations secure


DOJ wants encryption that still allows law enforcement access

Encryption systems can be designed that still give law enforcement agencies access customer data with court-ordered warrants while still offering solid security, according to U.S. Department of Justice officials.

Joint Chiefs of Staff emails targeted by Russian hackers

The hacking group that targeted unclassified email systems at the State Department and the White House is believed to have also compromised a network used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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OPM hackers stole data on 21.5M people, including 1.1M fingerprints

The number of records stolen in an attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is bigger than anyone thought.

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Hacking Team claims terrorists can now use its tools

Hacking Team warned that a devastating data breach it suffered will allow its spying tools to be used by criminals and terrorists.


FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption

U.S. tech companies should retain access to the encrypted information of their customers, instead of providing end-to-end encryption, in order to give police the tools they need to investigate crimes and terrorist activity, two senior...

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