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Mistake in ransomware program leaves decryption key accessible

It's unlikely, however, that average users would pick up on the error and reclaim their files

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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Basecamp falls to blackmail-fueled denial of service attack

Your data is safe - you just can't access it.

Encrypted email service Virtru adds Office 365 compatibility

Virtru is aiming to make encryption easier on common email platforms

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Google tightens HTTPS protections in Gmail in light of government snooping

Users are no longer given the option to turn off HTTPS

Avast: Windows XP users already attacked 6 times more often than Windows 7 users

And that's BEFORE Microsoft discontinues Windows XP security support on April 8.

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

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HP taps Wi-Fi Direct, NFC to beef up security in business-focused printers

HP is adding NFC and Wi-Fi Direct printing features to new office printers

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Target says it investigated but dismissed early signs of breach

A 'small amount' of possible activity was logged prior to a warning from the US Department of Justice

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Phishing campaign targets Google Docs, Drive users

A fake login page looks legitimate since it is served up by Google over SSL, Symantec said

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Fujitsu may bring ID-checking palm scanners to smartphones

Already in laptops and tablets, palm scanners are billed as more secure than fingerprint authentication.

Filling the cybersecurity job gap

Security experts weigh in on the shortage of cybersecurity workers and what can be done to close the skills gap.