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IBM takes on enterprise cloud security

IBM's new Dynamic Cloud Security offers a set of services covering access control, data protection and increased visibility

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Google releases tool to test apps, devices for SSL/TLS weaknesses

The tool simulates man-in-the-middle attacks to detect SSL/TLS vulnerabilities and implementation issues

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

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Apple security checks may miss iWorm malware

Gatekeeper and XProtect aren't entirely effective against iWorm, according to new research

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Lawyer: NSA phone records program amounts to 'tyranny'

But a DOJ lawyer calls on an appeals court to overturn an injunction against the phone records collection program

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BlackEnergy cyberespionage group targets Linux systems and Cisco routers

Kaspersky Lab researchers found BlackEnergy malware modules designed for ARM and MIPS systems running Linux

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Flaw in Visa cards could ring up a very large fraud

Visa's contactless payment cards in the UK allow large transactions in currencies other than the pound

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American Express aims to dump credit card numbers for tokens

The company's token service allows merchants and mobile payment providers to stop working with sensitive payment card numbers

Facebook says you can be social and secure, acquires .onion address for Tor users

Facebook, anonymous? Hardly, but users may still want Tor's location-hiding security while they use the service. Facebook's .onion address makes that all easier.

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Swedish hacker finds 'serious' vulnerability in OS X Yosemite

A full disclosure is likely to be published in January.

on macworld.com

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Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in Denmark

He will also be expelled from the country upon his release, according to the court.

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Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

A vulnerability in SSL 3.0 enabled the POODLE attack. In the meantime, Chrome 39 will no longer support SSL 3.0 fallback for TLS connections.

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Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network

Facebook is also working on a mobile Tor site