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F-Secure report warns XP zero-day attack is imminent

The F-Secure H2 2013 Threat Report also cites government surveillance and Android malware as growing threats.

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Attack campaign compromises 300,000 home routers, alters DNS settings

Attackers have used a variety of techniques to exploit known vulnerabilities in router models from different manufacturers.

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Deutsche Telekom works with CipherCloud to protect hosted apps

CipherCloud has customized protection for Salesforce.com, Office 365 and Gmail

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Need your Mt. Gox bitcoins back? Steer clear of this website

A suspicious website tries to get people to download what is likely a bogus version of Flash player.

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Obama adviser Podesta promises full vetting of big data's impact on privacy

The senior White House counselor is leading a study group whose findings could influence policy changes

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How the Internet of Things opens your home to cyber threats

Thanks to a growing array of Internet-connected conveniences, your PC is not the only thing in your house at risk of being hacked.

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Second federal 'kill-switch' bill introduced targeting smartphone theft

The bill in the House of Representatives follows similar proposals in the Senate and the California State Assembly.

Mozilla accepting whitelist requests for Firefox's coming plug-in block

Developers will need to present compelling arguments for getting their plug-ins on the whitelist, Mozilla said

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Fujitsu may bring ID-checking palm scanners to smartphones

Already in laptops and tablets, palm scanners are billed as more secure than fingerprint authentication.

Windows XP will continue receiving security support in China

Windows XP still reigns as the most popular PC OS in the nation

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Sears says it finds no evidence yet of data breach

Sears is the latest large retailer to investigate a possible data breach.

FBI plans malware-tracking system to alert users

The FBI plans to introduce a malware-analysis system this year to help businesses and the public share information about cyberattacks.

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FireEye names malware's favorite targets, sources

Malware activity has become so pervasive globally that attack servers are now hosted in 206 countries and territories.

China boosts cybersecurity efforts, strives to become 'Internet power'

A new Chinese government committee will focus on improving the nation's online censorship systems as well as its security.

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SpyEye author suspected of also unleashing bank Trojan

Fox-IT spots similarities in the code of several pieces of malware and suggests the source is an imprisoned hacker.