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Healing Heartbleed: LastPass offers automated checker, major sites admit vulnerability

As the list of major sites hit by Heartbleed grows, LastPass is helping its users figure out which accounts need password changes.

Canada halts online tax returns in wake of Heartbleed

Canada Revenue Agency anticipates restoring services by weekend

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Swedish ISP deletes all retained customer data in wake of EU court ruling

Other ISPs should also delete communications metadata following the Court of Justice's ruling, Swedish ISP Bahnhof said

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Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless

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Twitter, at least, dodged the horrors of Heartbleed

Users have to be careful protecting their data because the vulnerability existed for years on many sites

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Is open source to blame for the Heartbleed bug?

Security experts weigh in on the vulnerability of OpenSSL and whether the open source process needs more scrutiny.

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Windows XP is still running thousands of websites worldwide

It's not just diehard individuals clinging to XP. More than 6,000 websites worldwide still use it, and nearly a third of those are in the United States.

Adobe patches a critical flaw in Flash Player and AIR shown at Pwn2Own contest

Adobe Systems addressed two remote code execution flaws, including one demonstrated at the Pwn2Own hacking competition last month.

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The critical, widespread Heartbleed bug and you: How to keep your private info safe

Heartbleed is a devastating bug that shatters online encryption efforts. But don't freak out! Here's how to stay safe from the horrid Heartbleed vulnerability.

Cybercriminals use sophisticated PowerShell-based malware

Two separate threats that use malicious Windows PowerShell scripts were identified in the past few weeks by malware researchers.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP

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Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows XP

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Patch Tuesday: Last call for Windows XP

Microsoft has released the final patches for Windows XP. Support is officially expired, and you’re on your own.

Lawmakers push US attorney general for NSA surveillance changes

Modifications proposed by the Obama administration to the U.S. phone records collection program aren't enough, some say.

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UK spies did not misuse powers for mass surveillance, watchdog says

UK agencies haven't the 'slightest interest' in examining emails and phone calls, a report says

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Critical OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted communications at risk

Administrators are advised to patch and revoke old private keys