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New ransomware CoinVault allows users to decrypt one file for free

Cybercriminals use a popular freebie tactic in an attempt to increase the success rate of its ransomware.

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Shellshock-exploiting Bash malware targets embedded devices running BusyBox

Attackers use malware dubbed Bashlite to scan for and install backdoors on routers and other systems running BusyBox

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Reports: State Department admits intrusion into unclassified email

The agency shut down its unclassified email system and parts of its website on Friday, according to the reports

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future.

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Facebook: You post it, we can see it, and that's that

Facebook may protect users from other Facebook members, but it refuses to give users control over what information the company can keep.

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Rogue, malware-spewing Tor exit node tied to cyber espionage group

There is strong evidence that it was used to target European government agencies, researchers from F-Secure said.

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Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

A Chinese site, which had been spreading the malware, has also been shut down

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Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

The Sonatype Component Lifecycle Management 2.0 tracks vulnerable third-party components used in software

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Microsoft: Competing AV vendors need to remember who the bad guys are

Some vendors, particularly in China, are playing hardball to get their antivirus products installed

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This suspected cybercriminal may be buying coke with your online bank funds

CSIS Security Group has turned over its findings to law enforcement in several countries

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Tech, digital rights groups applaud Senate move on NSA reform

A procedural vote on a bill to limit the NSA's telephone records collection program could happen Tuesday.

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Microsoft to boost Active Directory protection with Aorato acquisition

The Israeli startup's security product uses machine learning to protect Active Directory servers

Facebook pushes for more payments, more targeted ads with new privacy policy

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Users have a week to comment on the proposed changes