Lucian ConstantinRomania Correspondent, IDG News Service

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for the IDG News Service.

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Android's Factory Reset tool still leaves sensitive data on your phone

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones.

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Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over affected routers. And Netgear won't have a fix until the third quarter!

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Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

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First software update for Apple Watch includes critical security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates.

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Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers said.

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URL-spoofing bug in Apple's Safari could enable hard to detect phishing attacks

A researcher developed code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded.

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In desperation, many ransomware victims plead with attackers

TeslaCrypt creators negotiated with victims, earned over $76,000 in two months, electronic documents reveal.

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Sally Beauty confirms second payment card breach

There's enough evidence to confirm an intrusion, but the scope of the breach is not yet clear

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Asian nations increasingly hit by espionage groups

Multiple groups of attackers are focusing on government and military targets in Asia and the Pacific region, researchers fine

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Critical VM escape vulnerability impacts business systems, data centers

The vulnerability, dubbed Venom, affects systems usings the QEMU, Xen and KVM virtualization platforms

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fixes 46 flaws in Windows, IE, Office, and more

Companies should prioritize three security bulletins that are rated critical.

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Russian cyber group seen preparing to attack banks

APT28 set up phishing domain names for an upcoming attack against banks in the U.S, UAE and other countries

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DDoS botnet shows insecure routers are legion

Researchers found a botnet of over 40,000 routers that are being used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks.

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Controversial MacKeeper security program opens critical hole on Mac computers

The program's developers are urging users to update to its latest version as soon as possible

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Stealthy Linux GPU malware can also hide in Windows PCs, maybe Macs

A team of anonymous developers is trying to raise awareness about GPU malware.