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Ad network compromise led to rogue page redirects on Reuters site

The Syrian Electronic Army compromised a third-party widget to redirect some Reuters.com visitors to a defacement page

The EFF wants to improve your privacy by making your Wi-Fi public

Could allowing strangers to use your Wi-Fi actually protect your privacy? The EFF thinks so, and plans to make it easier with a new tool.

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Tool aims to help enterprise IT manage 'honeypot' hacker decoys

Developers of the Modern Honey Network want to simplify deployment and monitoring of these threat-intelligence systems

Android 4.4.4 fixes OpenSSL hijacking vulnerability

A new version of Android for Nexus devices is primarily a security update that patches the bundled OpenSSL library

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Alert issued over plain text passwords in some Super Micro motherboards

A scan of the Internet showed more than 31,000 servers are vulnerable

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Hacker puts 'full redundancy' code-hosting firm out of business

CodeSpaces.com shut down after a hacker gained access to its Amazon EC2 account and deleted most data, including backups

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NSA jitters are 'just a bummer' for cloud growth, HP says

Potential customers in China and elsewhere are worried about the security of public-cloud data, HP's enterprise chief says

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As iPhone thefts drop, Google and Microsoft plan kill switches on smartphones

After a year of pressure, U.S. law enforcement officials announce a major success in their phone anti-theft push

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LinkedIn called out on slow implementation of default SSL

Zimperium said some users are at risk, but LinkedIn claims the issue doesn't affect the majority of users

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CloudFlare acquires enterprise VPN provider CryptoSeal

CloudFlare said the company's technology will help it build more secure networks

Nokia blackmailed in 2007 after digital key stolen

Someone blackmailed Nokia in 2007 by threatenting to leak a digital key the company used to sign Symbian applications, a news report says.

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Amazon CTO says business unaffected by Snowden revelations

Business overseas is as strong as ever, Werner Vogels says

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Maliciously crafted files can disable Microsoft's security products

A vulnerability in the engine used by many Microsoft antimalware products can lead to a persistent denial-of-service condition