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Lenovo's website hacked in wake of Superfish debacle

The source code for the page names two alleged hackers.

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Europol and security vendors disrupt massive Ramnit botnet

The operation seized command-and-control servers and Internet domains used by the Ramnit gang

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Facebook fixed 61 high-severity flaws last year through its bug bounty program

The company paid US$1.3 million to 321 outside security researchers in 2014

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Million-plus WordPress sites may be vulnerable due to flaw in popular plug-in

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

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World's top SIM maker says NSA spies hacked in, but didn't steal encryption keys

After an internal investigation, Gemalto said hacks on its network didn't breach separate infrastructure protecting SIM card encryption keys

Google scraps annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest for year-round rewards

Google said the change will prevent researchers from holding onto dangerous bugs in order to claim a big prize

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 25

Hewlett-Packard lowers outlook ... Visa tech may prep Europe for Apple Pay ... Gemalto says encryption keys are safe ... and more tech news

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Anthem's latest breach estimate says 78.8 million were affected

At least 14 million records are incomplete, but they probably don't belong to Anthem members

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DOJ offers $3 million reward for Gameover Zeus botnet suspect

DOJ hopes the multi-million dollar reward will reinvigorate the hunt for the suspect.

Reddit bans nude photos, sex videos posted without consent

The new rule goes into effect in a couple weeks

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Chrome security update warns against sneaky software downloads as well as malware

Google wants to foil unwanted downloads from the Web. Its latest security tool throws up a big, red warning when you're about to visit such scheming sites.

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Critical remote code execution flaw patched in Samba

Users should install the Samba updates available for their systems as soon as possible

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Many attackers lurk undetected for months, then pounce, study finds

Gaining access credentials is a way to keep access without installing malware, Mandiant said