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Systems engineer arrested in massive data leak in Japan

At least 7 million names were stolen from the database of education firm Benesse

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There's almost a million fake apps targeting your phone

Trend MIcro finds hundreds of thousands of fake Android apps in trawl of online stores, forums.

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SSL Blacklist project exposes certificates used by malware

Researchers launch effort to track SSL certificates used in botnet and malware operations

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Overreliance on the NSA led to weak crypto standard, NIST advisers find

NIST needs to improve its cryptographic expertise in order to challenge advice received from the NSA when developing standards, report says

Google sets up cybercrime-busting task force

After unearthing the Heartbleed flaw, Google sets up a research group dedicated to finding vulnerabilities in Web software.

Critical design flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory could allow password change

Microsoft contends the general issue has been long-known, but Israel-based Aorato has developed a working attack

EA dismisses claim its Origin software spies on gamers

A screenshot posted on Reddit does not represent information collected by Origin, an EA spokeswoman said

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New banking malware 'Kronos' advertised on underground forums

Its creators seek to establish the new threat as a premium commercial alternative to older Trojans like Zeus

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

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LastPass discloses now-fixed vulnerabilities ahead of security conference

The company doesn't believe attackers exploited the flaws

The 5 biggest data breaches of 2014 (so far)

Hackers, mistakes, bad security and stupidity are putting your data at risk like never before.

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Oracle to release 115 security patches

Java SE and Fusion Middleware alone will receive nearly 50 fixes in Tuesday's update

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Microsoft revokes trust in certificate authority operated by the Indian government

A security breach at India's National Informatics Centre resulted in at least 45 rogue digital certificates for Google and Yahoo domains