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Visitors to top porn sites slammed by malicious advertising attack

A malicious advertisement posted through an ad network tried contained a Flash Player exploit

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New Linux rootkit leverages graphics cards for stealth

The Jellyfish proof-of-concept rootkit uses the processing power of graphics cards and runs in their dedicated memory

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 8

Robotic surgeon gets hacked...NSA data dragnet broke the law...Tesla has a hit

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Startup Twistlock seeks to padlock Docker containers

Security tools for virtual machines are highly evolved, but not so for containers

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Hacked advertising platform sent users to the Nuclear exploit kit

The company affected, Mad Ads Media, was quick to investigate, Trend Micro said

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Windows 10 will kill off 'Patch Tuesday' as Microsoft pushes constant stream of updates

With Windows 10, Microsoft could deploy patches as soon as they're ready, rather than wait for the second Tuesday of each month.

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Appeals court judge shoots down DOJ's defense of NSA phone program

The government seems to see the world as 'one enormous antiterrorism investigation,' judge says

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WordPress fixes actively exploited security flaw

WordPress 4.2.2 addresses two critical XSS flaws and hardens defenses for a third

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Appeals court rules against NSA phone records collection

Congress didn't give the agency the authority to collect U.S. phone records in bulk, the court says

New database taps LinkedIn to watch the NSA watchers

An advocacy group has figured out a way to study the security state without dependence on leakers. But does it unnecessarily put intelligence workers at risk?

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Companies are falling behind on securing their SAP environments

More than 95 percent of SAP systems are vulnerable, a SAP security firm said

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Attackers exploit vulnerabilities in two WordPress plugins

The plugins, JetPack and Twenty Fifteen, have a cross-site scripting flaw

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Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

The USA Freedom Act's changes to the phone records program are 'modest' at best, opponents say