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Hillary Clinton wants a global pact on surveillance and data collection

US companies are being unfairly tarred for perceived cooperation with the government, she said...

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Facebook tries to quell Messenger rumors

Facebook is going on the offensive, trying to do damage control for its Messenger app....

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CryptoWall ransomware held over 600,000 computers hostage, encrypted 5B files

CryptoWall infected over 600,000 computer systems in the past six months and held 5 billion files hostage, earning its creators more than $1 million....

FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of bank cyberattacks

The FBI and the Secret Service are looking into the "scope" of reported cyberattacks against JPMorgan Chase and four other U.S. financial institutions....

Tuning the security analysts

Monitoring of the SIEM has gone offshore, but the overseas analysts are escalating a lot of events that aren't really worth investigating....

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Using Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.0

Here's why you want to use this security enforcer for your Windows apps and how to get started....

Retailers warned to act now to protect against Backoff malware

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council issued a bulletin urging retailers to immediately review their security controls to ensure point-of-sale systems are protected against 'Backoff,' a malware tool that was used in the...

Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs

Microsoft today re-released a security update it pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company's support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers....

New malvertising campaign hit visitors of several high-profile sites

Attackers redirected users to Web-based exploits by pushing malicious advertisements onto popular sites, researchers from Fox-IT said...

Kenneth van Wyk: Why do we keep relearning the same security lessons again and again?

Two recent vulnerabilities are examples of problems that could have been avoided if we had just applied the lessons already learned in similar contexts....

Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said...

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Tesla recruits hackers to boost vehicle security

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. The Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated...

Feds issue bulletin warning about Google dorking

Feds issue bulletin warning about malicious 'Google dorking' cyber actors

While it seems years too late, DHS, FBI and NCTC issued a bulletin warning website admins about malicious cyber actors using Google dorking advanced search techniques to find sensitive info and vulnerabilities that can be exploited...

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Evan Schuman: Google eyes the preteen set

No marketer wants to leave a potential market untapped, and Google hates to disappoint marketers. That could explain why Google is going to start offering Gmail, YouTube and other accounts to kids younger than 13....

HyTrust, Intel team to lock down VMware virtual machines

Boundary controls ensure VMware workloads only run in trusted locations....

NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

The National Security Agency built a "Google-like" search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people, according to The...

Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

The National Security Agency built a "Google-like" search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people....

Attack targets auto industry firms in Europe

Cybercriminals are using a new information-stealing malware program to target companies from the automobile industry in Europe, security researchers warned....

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