Don't-Miss Security Stories

10 weird and wild cutting-edge security threats

These ten threats, bugs, and vulnerabilities serve as reminders that computer security goes well beyond the PC.

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Boycott tech companies supporting CISA, privacy group urges

Fight For the Future's message is simple: if a company supports CISA, it should be avoided.

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New malware program infects ATMs, dispenses cash on command

A new malware program called GreenDispenser infects automated teller machines (ATMs) and allows attackers to extract cash on command.


Windows Vista/7/8 update prevents some old CD-ROM games from running

Citing security issues, Microsoft disables Safedisc DRM. But users can make old games work again at their own risk.

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Ransomware pushers up their game against small businesses

File encrypting ransomware creators are increasingly focusing their attention on small and medium-sized businesses because they're more likely to pay up the ransom fees.

Mobile security

Apple lists 25 apps impacted by XcodeGhost

Apple has identified 25 iOS apps on its stores that used a rogue version of its Xcode development tool.

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OPM underestimated the number of stolen fingerprints by 4.5 million

The fingerprints of 5.6 million people have been stolen as a result of hackers penetrating the computer systems of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year.

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Thousands of iOS apps infected by XcodeGhost

Security researchers have identified over 4,000 iOS apps that have malicious code added by a rogue version of the Xcode development tool.

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Cisco said to plan China partnership to boost market access

Cisco is tying with a Chinese partner for joint development and better access to the local market, according to a newspaper report.


HP adds protection against firmware attacks to enterprise printers

Hewlett-Packard has started building defenses against hackers directly into its printers' firmware.

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$1 million bounty dangled for Apple iOS 9 jailbreak exploits

Zerodium, an exploit acquisition company, promises to pay $1 million to researchers who provide it with an exclusive, browser-based and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system.

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US, China appear close on cyber economic espionage deal

China and the U.S. appear close to a ground-breaking agreement on cyber espionage that could be signed later this week when President Xi and President Obama meet in Washington.

Mobile security

US Congress members urged to embrace encrypted apps

Congress members and staff are being urged by a civil rights group to use encrypted smartphone apps such as WhatsApp and Signal rather than traditional cellular networks.

Critical Flash Player updates patch 23 flaws

Adobe Systems released new updates for Flash Player to patch critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers.

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Samsung teams with Sectra to secure mobile phones for governments

Sectra is working with Samsung to integrate its end-to-end hardware encryption system with the phone maker's Knox mobile security platform to create devices secure enough to carry government secrets.