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Namecheap says accounts compromised in hacking incident

The attackers are likely using a large list of credentials compiled by a Russian gang, Namecheap 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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Reconnaissance code on industrial software site points to watering hole attack

Attackers are using a sophisticated Web-based tool to gather information on potential targets, researchers from AlienVault said

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Europol launches international cybercrime task force

The FBI and the UK National Crime Agency are part of the team

Stay Safe While Staying Connected to Your Tablet

Next time you take your tablet out and about, use these useful tips to stay secure.

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CryptoWall ransomware held over 600K computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

The gang behind this dangerous ransomware program has earned US$1 million so far, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

Mozilla accidentally left email addresses, passwords of 97k Bugzilla users out in the open

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month, but the passwords were encrypted.

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FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of reported bank cyberattacks

The attacks are believed to have affected at least five US financial institutions

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Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'

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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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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New malvertising campaign hit visitors of several high-profile sites

Attackers redirected users to Web-based exploits by pushing malicious advertisements onto popular sites, researchers from Fox-IT 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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Netflix open sources internal threat monitoring tools

The tools are designed for monitoring emerging security issues on the Web

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Researchers: iPhones, iPads connected to Windows PCs are at risk

At the USENIX Security Symposium, Georgia Tech researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords.