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Kimpton Hotels is investigating a possible payment card breach

Kimpton Hotels, operator of boutique hotels across the U.S., says it is investigating reports of a possible payment card data breach. If confirmed, it would become the latest in a string of successful attacks on hotel chain operators...

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Verizon's Yahoo deal creates a tracking powerhouse

Verizon's planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo will create an international consumer tracking powerhouse that raises serious privacy concerns, some privacy advocates said.

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Cyberespionage group sets its sights on multiple industries

A cyberespionage group known for targeting diplomatic and governmental institutions has branched out into many other industries, including aviation, broadcasting and finance, researchers warn.

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U.S. and EU tech companies at sea with end of data Safe Harbor

New EU regimes are under consideration, but currently uncertainty reigns.

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Cybersecurity firm offers users reimbursement for ransomware infections

Security firm SentinelOne is confident it can beat any of today’s ransomware -- and is willing to put money behind that claim.

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FBI probes DNC hack for Russian involvement

The FBI has launched an investigation into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s servers, as more evidence surfaced about Russia’s possible involvement in the attack.

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Here are the key security features arriving with Windows 10 next week

Here's a look at Windows Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, two new features that will be launching next week with the latest major update to Windows 10.

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Schneier: Next president may face IoT cyberattack that causes people to die

With IoT and cyber-physical systems becoming the new normal, respected security guru Bruce Schneier suggested the next president may face 'a large-scale internet disaster that kills multiple people.'

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Devices with Qualcomm modems safe from critical ASN.1 flaw

Smartphones equipped with Qualcomm modems are not vulnerable to a recently announced vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to take over cellular network gear and consumer mobile devices.

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StackPath launches to build singular system for secure internet

Always interesting to see where a well-respected tech executive lands. Softlayer's Lance Crosby has ended up at StackPath.

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Ransomware protection -- what you may be missing

Given the success of ransomware, we need to look deeper for solutions beyond those mentioned most frequently. Here are are few of these solutions.

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Tricks that ransomware uses to fool you

Cyphort has examined different variants of ransomware to help users get an idea of what might be coming down the Internet pipeline. So keep an eye out for these characteristics before your network is taken hostage.

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A hackable election? 5 things to know about e-voting

As the U.S. heads toward a contentious national election in November, 15 states are are still clinging to outdated electronic voting machines that don't support paper printouts used to audit their internal vote counts.

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Free decryption tools released for PowerWare and Bart ransomware

Security researchers released tools this week that could help users recover files encrypted by two relatively new ransomware threats: Bart and PowerWare.

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2016 technology industry graveyard

Dell, Google and Microsoft are among those that have killed off products or services in 2016.

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Snowden develops an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has come up with a concept iPhone case that can help prevent the government from finding your location.

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Dell patches critical flaws in SonicWALL Global Management System

Dell has patched several critical flaws in its central management system for SonicWALL enterprise security appliances, such as firewalls and VPN gateways.

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Flaws in Oracle file-processing SDKs affect major third-party products

Seventeen high-risk vulnerabilities out of the 276 flaws fixed by Oracle on Tuesday also affect products from third-party software vendors, including Microsoft.

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