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Hackers accessed Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months before card breach

C&K Systems, which provided payment technology to Goodwill, said two other unnamed businesses were also affected

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NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess

Members of Congress are set to leave Washington for an extended fall recess in a few days

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Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple

A lower court made mistakes in defining the value of the patented technology asserted by VirnetX, an appeals court says.

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Fear not: Kindle flaw that opened your Amazon account to attackers appears fixed

A concerning XSS flaw discovered by a German security researcher appears to be fixed. Here's what happened.

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Many Android devices vulnerable to session hijacking through the default browser

The default browser in older, widely used versions of Android contains a vulnerability that can be used to bypass the same-origin policy

Data loss detection tool mines the ephemeral world of 'pastes'

Thousands of email addresses are leaked every day on Pastebin unknown to most users. Now there's a way to find out if yours is among them.

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'Tiny banker' malware targets US financial institutions

Its source code was leaked in July, which may have broadened its use among cybercriminals

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Yahoo slams new 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die

Yahoo says legislation giving estate attorneys broad data access violates its terms.

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Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Governments of many nations are increasingly asking Google to hand over information on its users

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Open-source project promises easy-to-use encryption for email, instant messaging and more

Pretty Easy Privacy system aims to make encryption of written online communication accessible to masses

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Sprint, Windstream traffic routing errors hijacked other ISPs

The errors, which can shut off traffic, are occurring more frequently with little explanation, said Renesys

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New malware spreads over Twitch chat, targets Steam accounts

New malware will attempt to sell items stored in your Steam account so an attacker can reap the proceeds and buy items for themselves.

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VMware and Cisco patch vulnerabilities in data-center gear and software

Cisco fixed a vulnerability in server baseband management controllers and VMware in network virtualization products