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Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

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Banking malware proves tough to repel

Dridex, Bebloh, TinyBanker and Dyre abound, according to SecurityScorecard

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Samsung will stop blocking Microsoft software updates 'within a few days'

The Korean company will no longer block Microsoft's update service from running on PCs it sells.

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Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

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Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code

The attack code, inserted into Magento, neatly lifts payment card details, according to Sucuri

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Cisco warns of default SSH keys shipped in three products

The flaw could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic exchanged by three Cisco virtual appliances

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Scott McNealy on privacy: You still don't have any

Big government is the biggest threat to privacy, the ex-Sun chief warns

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OPM's efforts to fix IT security are criticized by auditor

Senators rip into agency director for data losses from major breach

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Trojan that hides inside images infects healthcare organizations

Over 66 percent of the malware's victims were from the U.S.

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Samsung sneakily disables Windows Update on some PCs

The switch supposedly helps maintain driver compatibility, but raises security concerns in the process.

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Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

Advanced Tech Support said it believes it has fired the person responsible

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Critical flaw in ESET products shows why spy groups are interested in antivirus programs

The flaw could allow attackers to fully compromise systems via websites, email, USB drives and other methods.

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Pressure mounts in EU to treat Facebook and Twitter as critical infrastructure

The move would subject them to the rules on network protection and data breach notification as banks and energy networks.