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Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

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New Web vulnerability enables powerful social engineering attacks

The vulnerability allows creating links to legitimate sites that trigger malicious file downloads when clicked

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New attack hides stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said

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Hackers strike defense companies through real-time ad bidding

Malicious advertisements are being 'micro-targeted' at defense companies, Invincea said

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Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

The flaw could allow an anonymous attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code

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Utterly crazy hack uses long-distance lasers to send malware commands via all-in-one printers

If you saw it in a movie, you'd never believe it's true. But it is. Researchers have developed Morse code for transmitting data via pulses of light sent to a scanner via a laser.

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Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls

The company's platform lets service providers offer virtual router and firewalls

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FBI warns of cyberattacks linked to China

The FBI and security companies have observed 'recent intrusions'

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Facebook doubles reward for bug reports in advertising code

Facebook will pay a minimum of US$1,000 for a valid ads-related vulnerability through December

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Intel preps new technology to secure credit card transactions

Intel's Data Protection Technology for Transactions works with Apple Pay

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YouTube served users malicious advertisements, Trend Micro says

The advertisements redirected victims to the Sweet Orange exploit kit, which tries to install malware.

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Fix for critical 'POODLE' attack against SSL 3.0 could break Web for Internet Explorer 6

Experts say that SSL 3.0 should be disabled even though some legacy products still use it.

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Security vendors claim progress against Chinese group that hacked Google

A collaborative effort has resulted in better defenses against the "Operation Aurora" hackers