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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Armies of hacked smart devices launch unprecedented DDoS attacks

The botnets made up of compromised IoT devices are now capable of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented scale.

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Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.

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Yahoo is expected to confirm massive data breach affecting hundreds of millions of users

Yahoo is reportedly preparing to confirm a data breach that affects hundreds of millions of accounts.

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More than 840,000 Cisco devices are vulnerable to NSA-related exploit

More than 840,000 Cisco networking devices from around the world are affected by a recently discovered vulnerability that's similar to one exploited by a hacking group believed to be linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Apple’s new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws

Aside from new and interesting features, macOS Sierra 10.12 has a large number of important security fixes.

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TLS 1.3 gets early adoption boost through CloudFlare

Website security and performance vendor CloudFlare has made the newest version of the TLS secure communications protocol available to all of its customers.

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Researchers hack Tesla Model S with remote attack

Researchers from Chinese technology company Tencent found a series of vulnerabilities that, when combined, allowed them to remotely take over a Tesla Model S car.

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Cisco patches Equation group exploit in IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR devices

Cisco Systems has patched a vulnerability similar to one exploited by a cyberespionage group believed to be linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Remote Safe Mode attack defeats Windows 10 pass-the-hash defenses

Attackers could remotely force Windows computers into Safe Mode in order to bypass pass-the-hash protections and steal user account credentials.

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Chrome OS gets cryptographically verified enterprise device management

Companies will now be able to cryptographically validate the identity of Chrome OS devices connecting to their networks and verify that those devices conform to their security policies.

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Pokémon Go guide app with half a million downloads hacks Android devices

A rogue Pokémon Go helper application with over 500,000 downloads on Google Play had Trojan code that downloaded root exploits to take over Android devices.

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Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player and Digital Editions

Adobe Systems has fixed over 30 vulnerabilities in its Flash Player and Digital Editions products, most of which could be exploited to remotely install malware on computers.

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Microsoft releases one of its biggest security updates this year

Microsoft released one of its biggest security updates this year, fixing 50 vulnerabilities in its products and 26 more in Flash Player which is bundled with its Edge browser.

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Hackers found 47 new vulnerabilities in 23 smart devices at DEF CON

Hackers found and disclosed 47 new vulnerabilities affecting 23 IoT devices from 21 manufacturers during during the IoT Village at DEF CON.

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MySQL zero-day exploit puts some servers at risk of hacking

A publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MySQL database could allow attackers to completely compromise some servers