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Critcal Adobe Flash Player patches include fix for exploited zero day flaw

The company warned of a public exploit for one of the 22 vulnerabilities fixed in Flash Player.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: The patches just keep coming

Microsoft's latest round of patches covers Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and other Microsoft products.

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Web app attacks, PoS intrusions and cyberespionage leading causes of data breaches

Phishing attacks continue to be effective, but mobile threats are not a big concern, according to a Verizon report.

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U.S. business group urges China to loosen data-storage policies

China is considering IT policies that could further restrict foreign businesses, according to a U.S. lobbying group

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Decades-old Windows vulnerability can still be used to compromise accounts

An old flaw in Windows can still be exploited, according to Cylance.

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Deterrence will keep a lid on cyberwar, former spy chief says

Ex-U.S. national intelligence director Dennis Blair likened the standoff to mutually assured nuclear destruction

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New cyberthreat information sharing bill may be more friendly to privacy

The new bill still allows companies to share some unnecessary personal information with government agencies, a critic says

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Chinese hacker group among first to target networks isolated from Internet

APT 30 has been operating since 2005 without significantly changing its attack methods, FireEye said. Its target? "Air-gapped" networks that are supposed to be physically isolated from the Internet.

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Files encrypted by CoinVault ransomware? New free tool may decrypt them

Dutch police obtained CoinVault decryption keys and shared them with the world

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, April 13

Robot stuck in nuclear reactor... Microsoft demos industrial IoT play... Pivotal open-sources in-memory database

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China's 'Great Cannon' DDoS tool enforces Internet censorship

Sophisticated attack tool can also be modified to inject individual users with malware, researchers found.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 10

Asia's crowds don't come out for Apple Watch... China has a 'Great Cannon'... Intel drops Altera bid

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Hacked French broadcaster's passwords revealed in TV broadcast

Login credentials for the hacked station's social media accounts were apparently broadcast on national TV news