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Google expands bug bounties for Chrome and popular open-source programs

Researchers who analyze Google-made extensions should be rewarded, the company said

Holiday Inn, Marriott hotels suffer suspected data breach

A large hotel management company says attackers may have compromised its point-of-sale devices

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Windows XP support cutoff poses data breach risk for retailers

Symantec said retailers running Windows XP-based POS terminals will soon face an increased attack risk.

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Hackers use a trick to deliver Zeus banking malware

Zeus is encrypted and contained in an ".enc" file, which security products allow through, according to Malcovery Security.

Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure

Virtru is one of a number of companies tackling the tricky problem of making email encryption easier.

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Video service Blinkx contests Harvard professor's analysis

Ben Edelman, who studies deceptive Web advertising, contends Blinkx misleads users and cheats advertisers

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Target says attackers stole vendor credentials

The retailer has updated and limited access controls as the investigation continues

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Holder: DOJ is investigating Target data breach

The attorney general told the Senate Judiciary Committee that his agency is investigating who's behind the data breach that compromised as many as 110 million cards and personal records.

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Warning: Tainted FileZilla doppelgangers want to steal your data

The fakes actually transfers files, but it also peddles malware.

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Obama administration forges deal with tech companies over data requests

The agreement with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others lets them give more information on the government's data requests

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Michael's chain investigates possible data breach

The company has not confirmed a compromise but is notifying customers as a precaution.

Neiman Marcus says 'complex' malware defeated its security

The retailer's CIO says that the company exceeded security recommendations for handling card data.

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Security researchers yank Target breach information from the web

Did security companies publish too much, too soon on the Target breach?

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Target-related malware was a side job for man living in Russia

The 23-year-old contends the program he helped develop has a defensive purpose as well