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Google's Password Alert warns you when you've been phished

The Password Alert extension for Chrome warns when someone enters their password on a non-Google site

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RSA president questions government's role in cybersecurity

Amit Yoran also says the need for intelligence shouldn't slow down the use of encryption

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Lawmakers criticize FBI's request to mandate encryption back doors

It's impossible to ensure that only good guys will be able to access them, lawmakers say.

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Facebook, under siege, slams European privacy regulators

Facebook has already filed a lawsuit against the Dutch data protection authority over an investigation into its privacy practices

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Microsoft cracks down on misleading (and frequently malicious) advertisements

Internet Explorer will start showing warnings for ads that lead users to harmful websites and software

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Flaw in Realtek SDK for wireless chipsets exposes routers to hacking

Unauthenticated attackers can exploit the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on affected devices, researchers said

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Romania, Panama cutting back on spam

Cloudmark said it is blocking fewer IP addresses worldwide for spam

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Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records

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Decryption tool available for TeslaCrypt ransomware that targets games

Security researchers found that decryption keys can be recovered from systems infected with TeslaCrypt

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SendGrid resets passwords as investigation reveals deeper breach

An employee account was compromised, which gave access to customers' email lists

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WordPress quickly patches second critical vulnerability

It's the second time in a week WordPress had fixed flaws involving malicious comments

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Police breaks up cybergang that stole over $15 million from banks

Romanian authorities detained 25 suspected members of an international gang of cyberthieves who hacked into banks and cloned payment cards.

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Lenovo's free OS recovery media eradicates Superfish

Lenovo's recovery media will have no traces of Superfish, providing laptop users with a clean OS image.