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Fraud gang targeted large European companies

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Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of ISP privacy rules

Privacy advocates haven't given up the fight after Congress voted to allow ISPs to sell customers' browsing histories and other personal information without their permission.

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New Mirai IoT variant launched 54-hour DDoS attack against a U.S. college

Researchers have spotted a new Mirai variant in the wild that is better at launching application layer attacks; other researchers spotted a new Cerber ransomware variant that can evade machine learning.

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Insecure security cameras sound like a joke, but aren’t

They’re an example of big tech companies’ failure to take security seriously.

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What it takes to become an IT security engineer

The role is a fairly new one in many companies, and qualified candidates are in high demand. Learn how one IT security engineer landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his sights are set...

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House votes to undo broadband privacy rules

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules that can prevent broadband providers from selling customers’ internet-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

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46% off CyberPower Surge Protector 3-AC Outlet with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports - Deal Alert

This compact surge protector provides 600 joules of protection, 3 outlets, and a folding wall tap plug. Two USB ports (2.1 Amp) charge personal electronics, including smartphones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other devices.

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Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

Apple has patched a bug in the iOS version of Safari that was used by criminals to spook users into paying $125 or more because they thought the browser was broken.

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LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or to infect computers with malware.

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Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Senate Republicans think it’s fine and dandy for your ISP to sell your private data.

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How to deal with backdoors inserted or left by vendors

CSO looks at vendor backdoors, how they get into products, the challenges to finding these, mitigating the easily infected openings, and responding to this hardware, software, and IoT-based dilemma.

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Blockchain can help secure medical devices, improve patient privacy

If implemented properly, blockchain can help secure medical devices and improve patient privacy, according to a top security pro at Partners Healthcare.

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iPad bomb plot allegedly led to electronic device ban on flights

A fake iPad stuffed with explosives allegedly contributed to the US and UK's ban on electronics in plane cabins.

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Saks self-leaked customer data unencrypted, violating multiple rules

With so many retailers being impacted by cyber attacks, it’s easy to conclude that thieves are necessary for data breaches. Not necessarily. Saks last week made clear that it can breach itself quite efficiently.

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UK official wants police access to WhatsApp messages

A senior U.K. official is asking that law enforcement be given access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp and similar services, a demand that is likely to fuel a debate over whether companies should create backdoors into their...

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

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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How to protect yourself from ATM crime

Banks like Wells Fargo are rolling out much better ATM security. Here's why it won't stop ATM theft.

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CIA, WikiLeaks and Doctor Who?

CSO Online's Steve Ragan and Joan Goodchild chat about the hot security news of the week, including their take on the recent WikiLeaks revelations around the CIA, and how Cisco, Samsung and Apple have responded to the information.

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Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits

The Mac and iPhone exploits described in new documents attributed to the CIA were patched years ago, according to Apple.

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