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Flaw in open-source PDF viewer could put WikiLeaks users, others at risk

The flaw could be exploited to launch XSS and content spoofing attacks

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South Korean President says data leak from nuclear plant is 'serious'

Alleged hacker leaks inside data for fifth time

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What the Sony hack can teach us about protecting our email

Any electronic communication, no matter how private, could eventually be made public.

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Two-factor authentication oversight led to JPMorgan breach, investigators reportedly found

The attackers stole an employee's access credentials and used them to access a server that lacked a stronger authentication mechanism

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Google Chrome considers marking all unencrypted websites as insecure

Chrome security engineers have proposed that all websites that don't encrypt traffic be marked as insecure by browsers.

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Cybercrime group steals millions from Russian banks, targets US and European retailers

The group compromised computer networks and ATMs operated by financial institutions, as well as point-of-sale terminals

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Snapchat cracks down on Windows Phone imitator apps

Snapchat doesn't offer an official Windows Phone app yet, but it's asked Microsoft to remove the unofficial ones, some of which have proved risky to users.

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South Korea nuclear operator runs drill after alleged hacker threat

Government launched probe but says leaked data does not threaten safety

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Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems

Systems administrators are urged to install critical patches that address remote code execution flaws in NTP

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Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

Tor did not name the group that it expects may seize its specialized servers called directory authorities

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Sony hack was 'cyber vandalism,' not act of war, says Obama

President Obama stops talks of "cyberwar" in its tracks; North Korea denies links to Sony hacks.

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Sony looking for ways to distribute 'The Interview' online

Theater owners were concerned about terror threats

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US rejects North Korea offer to investigate Sony hack, reaches out to China

US stands firm in its allegations that North Korea was responsible for hack