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Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

RAPPOR has been released under an open-source license

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Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems

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Drupal users: Assume your site was hacked if you didn't apply Oct. 15 patch immediately

Drupal site owners who failed to rapidly deploy a recent critical patch were advised to restore their sites from backups

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Germany backs plan to retain personal flight data across EU

Retaining flight data would violate fundamental rights, opponents said

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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Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Osquery watches for operating system state changes that might indicate a security issue

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How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached

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Cybercriminals create platform for automating rogue credit card charges

The developers claim it can emulate human interaction to trick payment gateways

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Is your IP address really yours? EU court to decide the question

If IP addresses are considered personal data, that could be a win for some privacy advocates.

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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Attack campaign infects industrial control systems with BlackEnergy malware

Customers of three SCADA human-machine interface products from different vendors were potentially affected, ICS-CERT said

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Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

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Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report

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California reports huge jump in data breaches

Annual report says records equivalent to almost half the state's residents were lost in 2013.

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Report: Many Windows automatic updates are thwarted by user inaction

Windows automatic updates don’t work if you never restart the PC, and yet that seems to be the bottleneck for many, according to a survey of 4,500 Windows users