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Why hackers may be stealing your credit card numbers for years

Hackers may have the upper hand for years as the retail industry slowly upgrades its systems, analysts said

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Security vulnerabilities on the decline but risk assessment is often flawed, says IBM

The number of vulnerabilities could reach a three-year low in 2014, but correctly assessing their risk can be hard, IBM researchers said

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USB Condom promises to protect your dongle from infected ports

The cutely named device is designed to protect against juice-jacking.

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US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert

The Right Path: How upgrading your office from XP yields bottom-line benefits

Time has run out for Windows XP support. But the good news is, upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 will be much better for your business in the long run.

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The 10 most terrifying security nightmares revealed at the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conferences

Hacked planes. Unstoppable, utterly malicious flash drives. Hotel automation gone crazy. These are the 10 most terrifying security stories out of the premier hacker and security conferences in Las Vegas.

NAS boxes more vulnerable than routers, researcher finds

A security review found serious vulnerabilities in 10 popular NAS systems

Symantec, Kaspersky deny being banned in China

Both security vendors said they can still sell to Chinese government agencies

Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins

The latest version of EMET allows administrators to block plugins on certain websites

Run Your Small Business or Home Office Like an Enterprise

With a few smart adjustments, you can get all the capabilities of the big guys without breaking your budget. Here's how.

Dropbox for Business grows more security, admin muscles

The workplace version of the popular cloud storage service competes against offerings from Google, Microsoft, Box and others

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AirMagnet's Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at rogue drones

It can identify a Parrot AR Drone nearby to help narrow down the search for the rogue APs

Critical design flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory could allow password change

Microsoft contends the general issue has been long-known, but Israel-based Aorato has developed a working attack

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NSA jitters are 'just a bummer' for cloud growth, HP says

Potential customers in China and elsewhere are worried about the security of public-cloud data, HP's enterprise chief says

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Cybercrime losses top $400 billion worldwide, study claims

The estimate is drawn from public data and interviews with experts, according to McAfee and a think tank