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When it comes to spam, IBM's SoftLayer is the host with the most

IBM may be the fastest-growing vendor in the worldwide security software market, but it's also the owner of the world's largest source of spam.

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Attackers hijack CCTV cameras and network-attached storage devices to launch DDoS attacks

A recently detected distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack was launched from 900 compromised CCTV cameras that were hijacked by hackers.


Computer clocks can be easily scrambled, undermining encryption and bitcoin trades

Researchers from Boston University said on Wednesday they've found several flaws in NTP that could undermine encrypted communications and even jam up bitcoin transactions.

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Microsoft to pay up to $15K for bugs in two Visual Studio tools

Microsoft has started a three-month bug bounty program for two tools that are part of Visual Studio 2015.

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Synack builds intel platform for its penetration testers

Synack, a security company uses crowdsourcing for penetration testing, has built an intelligence platform that it says will narrow down weak points in a company's network.

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Mozilla mulls early cutoff for SHA-1 digital certificates

Mozilla is considering banning digital certificates signed with the SHA-1 algorithm in July 2016.

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Oracle slams door on Russian cyberspies who hacked Nato PCs through Java

Oracle fixed a vulnerability in Java that a Russian cyberespionage group used to launch stealthy exploits against NATO member countries earlier this year.

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Google and Yahoo tighten spam filtering

Google and Yahoo are expanding their use of a successful system used to detect spam.

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Western Digital encrypted external hard drives have flaws that can expose data

The hardware-based encryption built into popular Western Digital external hard disk drives has flaws that could allow attackers to recover data without knowing the user password.

Magento says compromised sites haven't patched older vulnerabilities

Magento said Tuesday there does not appear to be a new vulnerability in its e-commerce platform that is causing some websites to become infected with the Neutrino exploit kit.

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Google makes secure boot, full-disk encryption mandatory for some Android 6.0 devices

Google will require Android devices capable of decent cryptographic performance to enable full-disk encryption by default in order to be declared compatible with Android 6.0.


Irish privacy watchdog to investigate Facebook over spying allegations

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner has agreed to investigate a complaint alleging that Facebook gave U.S. intelligence agencies bulk access to its users' personal data.

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Cyber insurers could help drive Internet of Things standards

Cyber insurance premiums could prove a big driver of Internet of Things standards as insurers look for strong, widely used tools to protect against data breaches, IoT experts say.

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Is it still possible to do phone phreaking? Yes, with Android on LTE

In the 1960s and 70s, technically savvy enthusiasts sought to game telecommunications systems to make free calls, keeping telecom engineers on their toes.


Tricky new malware replaces your entire browser with a dangerous Chrome lookalike

This malicious browser looks and acts just like Chrome--except for all the pop-up ads, system file hijacking, and activity monitoring.