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Ransom attacks likely to fade as small email providers resist

The spate of cyberattacks against email providers is likely to pass with time as they refuse to pay ransoms. But that doesn't mean the attacks haven't cost them.

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Self-encrypting drives are hardly any better than software-based encryption

Two researchers demonstrated attacks against self-encrypting drives used in enterprise environments at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam.

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Patch Tuesday Windows security update rendered Outlook unusable for many

Users reported login failures, driver crashes, and other problems, though Microsoft has now issued a new patch.

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Thousands of Java applications vulnerable to nine-month-old remote code execution exploit

A serious vulnerability in a popular Java library puts thousands of Java applications and servers at risk of remote code execution attacks.


F-Secure's Sense anti-virus hardware protects every device in your home, from PCs to TVs

F-Secure Sense is a $199 anti-virus box for phones, tablets, computers and smart home products.

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Mac ransomware is nothing to worry about—for now

Security researchers say a second experiment showing how easy it is to write ransomware for Apple Macs isn't surprising, so it's likely that hackers will eventually target Apple computers with it.

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Microsoft sets up data centers in Germany amid US surveillance concerns

Microsoft is delivering its cloud services, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from two new datacenters regions in Germany, in a move that aims to deflect customer concerns about access to their data by U.S. surveillance.

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Hack to cost UK's TalkTalk up to $53 million

TalkTalk Telecom Group in the U.K. expects the financial impact of a recent cyber attack to be up to £35 million (US$53 million) but said the people affected may have been far less than had been earlier expected.


ProtonMail comes back online, shores up DDoS defenses

ProtonMail, the Switzerland-based encrypted email service, has found its footing again after a wild ride over the past week.

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ARM is bringing some much needed security to the Internet of Things

ARM is bringing its TrustZone security technology, long used in smartphones, to a family of chips for the Internet of Things

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Comodo fixes bug that led to issue of banned digital certificates

Comodo said Monday it fixed a bug that led to the issuance of some now-banned digital certificates. Other CAs might have the same problem, too.

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First Linux ransomware program cracked, for now

Malware researchers from Bitdefender created a tool to recover files encrypted with a ransomware program called Linux.Encoder.1.

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Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

Microsoft announced Monday that it has made a deal to acquire Secure Islands, an Israeli company that focuses on protecting companies' data.

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Iranian cyberespionage group attacked over 1,600 high-profile targets in one year

A cyberespionage group with possible ties to the Iranian government has targeted over 1,600 defense officials, diplomats, researchers, human rights activists, journalists and other high-profile individuals around the world.


For $99, this Indiegogo project will murder your PC’s USB port

“USB Killer” promises to destroy a computer's USB port for $99, but you probably needn’t go to such extremes.