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Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco's Unified Communications Domain Manager software contains a privileged account with a static password that can't be deleted or changed

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Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins.

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Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks can be amplified through SOHO routers that still use the Routing Information Protocol version 1, researchers warn.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2

Line up for IPv4 addresses... HP makes PC/enterprise split official... PayPal to buy money transfer service Xoom

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Securing your computing ecosystem from smartphone to PC

Your computer is no longer the only thing that needs protecting. Malware, phishing, smishing, and all kinds of exploits threaten your mobile devices.

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DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

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Beware, VPN users: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see.

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Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked.

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One third of enterprise iOS devices vulnerable to app, data hijacking attacks

Researchers from FireEye found five flaws that can be exploited by rogue apps installed through the iOS enterprise provisioning system

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Protecting yourself on social networks

Whether you just joined Facebook or you're pushing 10K followers on Twitter, here's how to stay safe while using social media.

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Austrian court dismisses class action suit against Facebook

The court said it has no jurisdiction over the case; the complainant plans to appeal

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 1

Court says NSA can keep collecting phone records... Vandals cut cables again... Leap second largely trouble-free

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China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

U.S. trade groups are worried that China's security policies could stifle business in the country

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Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down.

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Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module