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Massive Russian hack has researchers scratching their heads

Many questions remain after a security company said it had uncovered a huge database of stolen online credentials

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CryptoLocker decrypted: Researchers reveal website that frees your files from ransomware

CryptoLocker is a nasty bit of ransomware that encrypts all your files unless you fork over $300 in Bitcoin—but Fox-IT and FireEye can help you find the key for free.

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Wikimedia: Right to be forgotten results in 'Internet riddled with memory holes'

Google removes over 50 links to Wikipedia from search results in Europe

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As Facebook privacy suit reaches 25,000 participant target, court is still unsure if it will allow it

The commercial court in Vienna will probably know on Friday if it will accept the case

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Symantec patches privilege escalation flaws in Endpoint Protection

Exploit code for the flaws was released Tuesday

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Russian hackers amass 1.2B stolen Web credentials

The hackers collected data on a massive scale, 'so it affects absolutely everybody,' security firm says.

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Cisco: Blackhole arrest cuts exploit-kit traffic, but don't let your guard down

Many packages are vying to take the popular kit's place, and security threats still abound, report says

Symantec, Kaspersky deny being banned in China

Both security vendors said they can still sell to Chinese government agencies

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Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten

Joshua Rogers decided to go public with the information after notifying PayPal of the problem on June 5

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PF Chang's hack hit 33 restaurants for 8 months

The restaurant operator discloses the scale of the hack for the first time

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Stealthy, tricky 'Poweliks' malware hides in your system registry - but not your hard drive

The malware is persistent across system reboots, despite not having any files on disk

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Over 11,000 jump on European 'class action' privacy suit against Facebook

More than half of the backers come from Germany and Austria, but people are signing up in other countries, the complainant said

Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

Two researchers will show at Defcon how a Dropcam could turn into a Trojan horse