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OpenSSL Project publishes roadmap to counter criticism

The project plans to implement code reviews, fix poor coding and have better documentation

Microsoft accidentally borks legit websites while hunting malware in No-IP takeover

No-IP claims Microsoft doesn't appear to be very good at DNS

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Microsoft's botnet-hunting domain seizure cramping other hacking campaigns, Kaspersky says

A variety of other sophisticated hacking campaigns used No-IP's infrastructure

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Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

Symantec says the Dragonfly campaign, originating in Eastern Europe, sought to gain persistent access to energy suppliers

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California removes ban on Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other alternative currencies

The law paves the way for legal use of community currencies, bitcoin and other U.S. dollar alternatives

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Android malware targets South Korean online banking customers

Thousands have been infected by malware masquerading as a legitimate banking application, Cheetah Mobile said

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'Luuuk' banking malware may have stolen €500,000 in a week

Kaspersky Lab says the professional criminal group behind the operation is very active

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Researchers reveal mobile malware tools governments use to spy on phones

The U.S. has the most command-and-control servers for a product made by Italy's Hacking Team

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Montana data breach exposed 1.3 million records

The exposed data included health assessments, prescriptions and diagnoses for some residents

Even encrypted Web traffic can reveal highly sensitive information

Merely knowing what pages a person views on a website can hint at their personal life

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AskMen.com website redirects to Caphaw malware, WebSense says

High-traffic websites can potentially expose thousands of visitors to automated attacks

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Google develops BoringSSL, its own 'boring' version of OpenSSL encryption

But fear not: This fork isn't intended to replace OpenSSL.

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Alert issued over plain text passwords in some Super Micro motherboards

A scan of the Internet showed more than 31,000 servers are vulnerable

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LinkedIn called out on slow implementation of default SSL

Zimperium said some users are at risk, but LinkedIn claims the issue doesn't affect the majority of users

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CloudFlare acquires enterprise VPN provider CryptoSeal

CloudFlare said the company's technology will help it build more secure networks