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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.

Another cybersecurity gap: Filling jobs

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

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For-pay firmware fallout: HP will provide free security updates for server buyers

The company said it will provide security and safety updates to all server users

Microsoft rolls out multifactor authentication to Office 365 business users

Since June last year, users with administrative roles had the facility

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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