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Hack attacks against businesses more than doubled in 2014, Kaspersky says

Cyberattacks on the corporate sector have doubled in the past year, with targeted attacks and malicious campaigns leading the way.

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Security group lays groundwork for a future without passwords

The FIDO Alliance encourages stronger use of biometrics and hardware tokens instead of passwords to identify users.

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Devastating malware that hit Sony Pictures similar to other data wiping programs

Researchers found similarities between the Trojan program used against Sony Pictures and others used in South Korea and Saudi Arabia

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New Google Apps dashboard helps users protect accounts

Changes to the suite's security features should make it easier for employees to become more active in protecting themselves from hackers.

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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Microsoft bolsters EMET security tool with hardened exploit mitigations

EMET 5.1 fixes incompatibilities detected between certain mitigations and popular software programs

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The 'Backoff' malware used in retail data breaches is spreading

A rising number of devices are connecting to Backoff-related infrastructure, Damballa says.

Sophisticated phishing attacks launched against Outlook Web App users

The group targeted military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and media organizations, researchers from Trend Micro said

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Linux botnet 'Mayhem' spreads through Shellshock exploits

The botnet targets Web servers that haven't been patched for recent vulnerabilities found in the Bash Linux shell

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Shellshock attacks target QNAP's NAS boxes, FireEye says

A backdoor gives hackers full control over the NAS device, according to the security vendor

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Two scenarios that can make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock Bash bug

Intego has seen some proof-of-concept exploits for OS X using Bash

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Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking flaw

A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers said

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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