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US states demand Anthem should provide hack information quickly to customers

US health insurer Anthem said last week its IT system was breached

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Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers.

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Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android.

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Newsweek Twitter hack is a sign of the times

Account compromises are likely to continue unless businesses get smarter about security

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Samsung: Our smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on your conversations

Users have to deliberately press buttons to activate the voice commands features, Samsung says.

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New US cyberthreat center will fill information gap, official says

It's designed to coordinate efforts and support policymakers, government agencies and law enforcement

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Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer's dangerous memory problems

Windows and Office also got patches this month as part of Microsoft's scheduled update.

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China seen targeting banks, military in Forbes web attack

Flash and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities were used in targeted attack, say security companies

This security researcher just published 10 million real usernames and passwords

The massive password dump both tests and protests cybercrime law enforcement in the United States.

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US government forming cybersecurity agency to combat online threats

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will share threat data among federal agencies

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Advantech industrial communication devices vulnerable to remote code execution

Industrial equipment owners are advised to install the latest firmware updates to protect their Advantech Modbus gateway devices

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To avert another Heartbleed, group narrows list of projects in need of support

The Core Infrastructure Initiative will have a list ready within a few months

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5 technologies that betrayed Silk Road's anonymity

Even technologies designed to preserve privacy can reveal identities when not used thoughtfully, as Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht learned last week.