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At Davos, modern warfare could include death-dealing drones and illegal parking

A cloud of 3D-printed drones big enough to bring down the latest U.S. stealth fighter, the F35, was just one of the combat scenarios evoked in a discussion of the future of warfare at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Snowden allowed to stay in Russia longer

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia for "another couple of years," according to a spokeswoman for the Russian government.

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Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications.

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Russia extends Snowden’s asylum to 2020 instead of ‘gifting’ him to Trump

Russia extends Edward Snowden’s residence permit to 2020 instead of ‘gifting’ him to Trump for inauguration.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the U.S.

WikiLeaks said that Julian Assange is confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the U.S. and indicated that he would stand by all the promises he had made in return for clemency to Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. soldier who disclosed...

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DDoS attack against Whitehouse.gov eyed as a valid protest

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as the U.S. President on Friday, Juan Soberanis intends to protest the event -- digitally -- by going after Whitehouse.gov.

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Obama commutes sentence for WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. soldier who disclosed classified data to WikiLeaks relating to the Iraq War. Manning will be released in May.

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How to handle security vulnerability reports

There are people out there willing to help with your company’s security issues. Isn’t it time your company had its own ‘see something, say something’ policy?

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Access tokens and keys found in hundreds of Android apps

A new study performed by cybersecurity firm Fallible on 16,000 Android applications revealed that around 2,500 had keys and access tokens for third-party services hard-coded into them.

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Terrorists are winning the digital arms race, experts say

Terrorist groups are embracing a huge number of digital tools to recruit members and plan attacks, putting them a step ahead of governments trying to combat them.

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Indian privacy case against WhatsApp gains momentum

A privacy lawsuit against WhatsApp in India over its new data sharing policy has got momentum, with the country’s top court seeking responses from Facebook, WhatsApp, and the federal government.

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The war for cybersecurity talent hits the Hill

More high-profile cyber-exploits and on-going allegations of Russian election-hacking have brought the issue to the fore.

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China clamps down on app stores

China is requiring that all app stores register in the country as part of crackdown on malware and the spread of what it calls “illegal information.”

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Critical flaw lets hackers take control of Samsung SmartCam cameras

The popular Samsung SmartCam security cameras contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain root access and take full control of them.

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Hacker says he can get phone numbers on Facebook which are not supposed to be public

A security researcher is threatening to go public with a 'privacy leak' that allows him to get phone numbers via Facebook which are not supposed to be publicly visible.

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What is behind far too many security leaks? Laziness

Although segmentation is to be applauded, it's not the panacea for the cardholder data problem. Business processes are.

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How much is a data breach going to cost you?

A recent IBM study found that the average cost of a data breach has hit $4 million—up from $3.8 million in 2015. There are countless factors that could affect the cost of a data breach in your organization. BitSight calculates the...

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The CSO guide to top security conferences

CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.

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