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Mozilla accidentally left email addresses, passwords of 97k Bugzilla users out in the open

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month, but the passwords were encrypted.

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FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of reported bank cyberattacks

The attacks are believed to have affected at least five US financial institutions

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Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'

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Security vulnerabilities on the decline but risk assessment is often flawed, says IBM

The number of vulnerabilities could reach a three-year low in 2014, but correctly assessing their risk can be hard, IBM researchers said

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New malvertising campaign hit visitors of several high-profile sites

Attackers redirected users to Web-based exploits by pushing malicious advertisements onto popular sites, researchers from Fox-IT said

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USB Condom promises to protect your dongle from infected ports

The cutely named device is designed to protect against juice-jacking.

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Netflix open sources internal threat monitoring tools

The tools are designed for monitoring emerging security issues on the Web

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Researchers: iPhones, iPads connected to Windows PCs are at risk

At the USENIX Security Symposium, Georgia Tech researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords.

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Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said

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Firefox OS to outdo Android on granular application permissions

Users will be able to revoke permissions previously granted to apps starting with Firefox OS 2.1

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Netcore, Netis routers have hardcoded password, Trend Micro says

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable

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Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

ICReach sought to provide easy access to billions of pieces of communications metadata

PlayStation Network back online after massive denial of service attack

The group that claimed responsibility for the PlayStation DDoS attack also diverted the flight of a Sony executive with a fake bomb scare.