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New Flash exploit used to distribute credential-stealing malware

The exploit is embedded into documents distributed as email attachments, researchers from Kaspersky Lab said.

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Windows XP support cutoff poses data breach risk for retailers

Symantec said retailers running Windows XP-based POS terminals will soon face an increased attack risk.

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Hackers use a trick to deliver Zeus banking malware

Zeus is encrypted and contained in an ".enc" file, which security products allow through, according to Malcovery Security.

Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure

Virtru is one of a number of companies tackling the tricky problem of making email encryption easier.

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Lavabit to have its day in federal appeals court

The now defunct secure email service is standing up for the right to protect encrypted communications.

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Asus simplifies router configuration to protect external hard drives

The company is updating unsecure default settings that left files accessible over the Internet.

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Target doubles hack attack victim estimate to 70 million, personal info stolen too

Identity thieves may have taken email addresses, mailing addresses and other information, the company says

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Yahoo's malware-pushing ads linked to larger malware scheme

Cisco found hundreds of related suspicious domains that are probably used to push malware

Researchers discover vulnerability in Samsung's Knox BYOD software

Israeli researchers claim they've discovered a vulnerability in the Samsung Knox software that can allow apps to "listen in" on data in the secure container.

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Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Scary words flew forth from Skype's social media accounts, but fear not: User accounts weren't compromised.

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Listen up: RSA keys snatched by recording CPU sounds with a phone

The co-inventor of the RSA algorithm has designed a scarily ingenious way of deciphering the unique sounds a CPU makes as it crunches RSA-encrypted content to extract the keys.

Microsoft joins group seeking to replace passwords

The FIDO Alliance, which now counts Microsoft as a member, envisions a system where users can interact with an online service without surrendering personal details.

Banks shouldn't use text messages for two-factor authentication

As mobile banking grows, malicious Android applications are increasingly intercepting one-time passcodes