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HP tackles 'visual hacking' with privacy filters in laptop, tablet screens

HP will start integrating privacy filters in laptop and tablet screens this year.

2015: The Year in Hacks

The most innovative and damaging hacks of 2015

The year's most significant attacks highlight how hackers are changing tactics -- and how IT security must evolve in the year ahead

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The next wave of cybercrime will come through your smart TV

Smart TVs are opening a new window of attack for cybercriminals, as their security defenses often lag far behind those of smartphones and desktop computers.

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New Chinese law takes aim at encryption

A new law passed by China's Parliament on Sunday requires technology companies to assist the government in decrypting content, a provision that the country maintains is modeled after Western law.

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Malware peddlers offered Raspberry Pi money to infect your micro-PC

You know you've "made it" when you attract attention from malware distributors.

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Check your credit card bills: Hyatt Hotels payment systems compromised by malware

Hyatt Hotels has asked customers to review their payment card account statements closely after it detected malware on the computers that run payment-processing systems at locations it manages.

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Work in finance or accounting? Watch out for 'whaling' attacks

If you receive an email from your boss asking you to transfer some funds to an external account, you might want to think twice.

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Poor security decisions expose payment terminals to mass fraud

Many payment terminals in Germany - and in other countries too -- were designed without following best security principles, making them vulnerable to attacks that could result in mass fraud against both customers and merchants.

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Juniper's VPN backdoor: buggy code with a dose of shady NSA crypto

Juniper was using a known flawed random number generator as the foundation for cryptographic operations in NetScreen's ScreenOS and the safeguards it put in place were ineffective.

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Apple warns against the UK's proposed spying law

The proposed law would weaken the security for millions of law-abiding citizens, the company says.

Microsoft is banning the adware method that caused Lenovo’s Superfish scandal

Microsoft cracks down on ad injection and other “man-in-the-middle” techniques in Windows.

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Attackers hunt for tampered Juniper firewalls

An experiment by a cybersecurity research center shows attackers are trying to find Juniper firewalls that haven't been patched to remove unauthorized spying code.

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Cisco launches code review after Juniper's spyware disclosure

Cisco Systems has launched an internal code review following Juniper's disclosure last week of unauthorized spying code found in its enterprise firewall products.

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Google joins Mozilla, Microsoft in pushing for early SHA-1 crypto cutoff

Google is considering banning certificates signed with the SHA-1 hashing function in Google Chrome starting Jul. 1.

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Juniper updates list of backdoored enterprise firewall OS versions

The administrative access issue only affects ScreenOS 6.3.0r17 through 6.3.0r20, while the VPN decryption issue affects ScreenOS 6.2.0r15 through 6.2.0r18 and 6.3.0r12 through 6.3.0r20.