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Cox to pay $595,000 for Lizard Squad data breach

Cox Communications has agreed to pay $595,000 and submit to seven years of computer security compliance monitoring by the Federal Communications Commission to settle an investigation into whether the cable TV and Internet operator failed to safeguard the personal information of its customers.

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Nasty new ransomware program threatens to leak your files online

In addition to encrypting people's private files a new ransomware program dubbed Chimera threatens to publish those files on the Internet.

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Microsoft follows Firefox in considering early ban on SHA-1 website certificates

Microsoft is considering advancing the blocking of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm on Windows to as early as June next year, taking a cue from a similar decision by the Mozilla Foundation

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Apple wages battle to keep App Store malware-free

Apple is facing growing challenges keeping suspicious mobile applications out of its App Store marketplace.

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Trojanized Android apps flood third-party stores, compromise phones

Researchers from mobile security firm Lookout have found over 20,000 samples of trojanized apps that root devices.

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VBulletin resets passwords, issues emergency patches following breach

VBulletin Solutions has reset the passwords for over 340,000 accounts on its website following a security breach and released emergency security patches for its popular Internet forum software that's used on tens of thousands of websites.

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Many US businesses are still running XcodeGhost-infected Apple apps

Dozens of U.S. enterprises are still using Apple mobile apps seeded with malware, a clever hacking scheme revealed last month known as XcodeGhost.

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Google researchers poke holes in Galaxy S6 Edge, show phone makers add risky code

Google's security researchers found 11 serious vulnerabilities in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge phone in code that was added by the manufacturer.

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Winner claimed in $1 million iOS 9 hacking contest

A team of security researchers may have found a way to remotely penetrate the defenses of Apple's latest mobile OS, making them eligible for a $1 million reward.

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Revealed: The top 10 apps that companies hate

Companies are wary about what employees are doing on their smartphones. Be it data loss or time-wasting, a growing number of employers are actively stopping staff from using certain apps on company-controlled devices.

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PageFair says small percentage of users were at risk from attack

PageFair, an Irish ad analytics company, has apologized after hackers abused its systems to launch attacks against visitors to a wide range of websites.

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Google patches critical media processing flaws in Android

New security patches for Google's Nexus devices address seven vulnerabilities, two of which are critical and could allow for remote code execution when processing media files.

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Baidu app component puts 100 million Android devices at risk

A software development kit created by Chinese Internet services company Baidu and used by thousands of Android applications contains a feature that gives attackers backdoor-like access to users' devices.

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Apple users having trouble auto-updating QuickTime on Windows 8, 10

A glitch with Apple's QuickTime multimedia program has left some Windows users wondering why they're having trouble updating to the latest version.

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UK police arrest third person in TalkTalk breach investigation

UK police arrested a third suspect on Saturday relating to the breach at communications provider TalkTalk, which said the amount of data exposed is less than initially thought.