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New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Free Wi-Fi is no exception to this adage.

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WikiLeaks' methods questioned by whistleblower Edward Snowden

Former National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, has censured WikiLeaks’ release of information without proper curation.

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FBI said to investigate possible hack of another Democratic Party organization

The FBI is said to be investigating yet another suspected hack of a Democratic Party organization, this time of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that raises funds for Democrats running for the House of Representatives.

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Trump's hacking comment rattles the cybersecurity industry

Donald Trump’s muddled stance on hacking has disturbed security experts at time when the tech industry is looking for clarity on the U.S.'s cyber policy.

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Long-running malvertising campaign infected thousands of computers per day

Security researchers have shut down a large-scale malvertising operation that used sophisticated techniques to remain undetected for months and served exploits to millions of computers.

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Google beefs Linux up kernel defenses in Android

The future versions of Android will be more resilient to exploits thanks to developers' efforts to integrate the latest Linux kernel defenses into the operating system.a

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 hardware change for PC security

Microsoft will start enforcing a change in minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices, and expects hardware makers to comply.

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Flaw with password manager LastPass could hand over control to hackers

Password manager LastPass can even be fooled. A Google security researcher has found a way to remotely hijack the software.

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Donald Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has called on Russia to hack his rival Hillary Clinton’s emails.

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Rival gang leaks decryption keys for Chimera ransomware

The creators of the Petya and Mischa ransomware programs leaked around 3,500 RSA private keys allegedly corresponding to systems infected with another ransomware program called Chimera.

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Phone hacking: What the FBI won't reveal could hurt users, experts argue

Now that the FBI's proven you can hack into an iPhone, the question is whether that vulnerability should be revealed to protect users--or kept secret so it can be used again. Here's what experts argued at a recent Congressional meeting.

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In light of increased cyberattacks, White House sets defense plan with FBI in charge

It’s still unclear if Russian hackers are trying to meddle with the U.S. election. But the growing number of major cyber attacks is causing the U.S. government to coordinate a better response.

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Why hackers love health apps

Hackers love health apps because their popularity has outpaced the industry's ability to safeguard them. Technology experts discussed the privacy and security risks at a House hearing July 14 with the Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

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Hackers can snoop and even type keystrokes from at least 8 wireless keyboard vendors

A vulnerability across at least eight brands of wireless keyboards lets hackers read keystrokes from 250 feet away.