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China accuses Cisco of supporting US cyberwar efforts

China responds harshly to last week's US government indictments of Chinese military personnel

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EBay flaw could be used to hijack accounts, researcher says

The auction site hasn't patched the flaw after four days, so the researcher decided to go public

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Avast community forum goes dark after hackers steal personal info of 400k users

The company says it will move the forum to a more secure software platform

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New online banking Trojan program combines Zeus and Carberp features

The malware, dubbed Zberp, targets customers of 450 financial institutions, security researchers from Trusteer said

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US seeks leniency for 'Sabu,' Lulzsec leader-turned-snitch

Prosecutors contend the seven months time he has served is enough for Hector Xavier Monsegur

Tech giants team up to take on US Government gag orders

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.

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DDoS attacks using SNMP amplification on the rise

After using open DNS and NTP servers for DDoS amplification, attackers are also abusing the SNMP protocol

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US-China tech exchange strained over hacking accusations

China on Thursday announced it would vet major IT products for security threats

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Assange names country targeted by NSA's MYSTIC mass phone tapping program

Not revealing the name of the country is censorship, Wikileaks' Julian Assange said

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Researchers find large global botnet of infected PoS systems

The botnet contained almost 1,500 compromised point-of-sale and other retail systems from 36 countries, researchers from IntelCrawler said

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Microsoft will patch critical yet longstanding Internet Explorer exploit—sometime

Attackers are probably trying to develop exploit code, the CTO of Qualys says

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IoT, cloud computing, nation-state threats redefining enterprise security, panelists say

Companies need to worry about securing hardware that's connected to the Web as well as Windows, said one speaker

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Global operation disrupts thousands of illegal online pharmacies

Authorities seized fake medicines worth US$36 million, but also shut down websites and removed rogue online advertisements