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Four-digit passcodes remain a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption

Longer passwords would be more resistant to brute-force attacks

Jitters over US surveillance could break the Internet, tech leaders warn

Loss of trust in Internet companies could lead to protectionism and a splintered Internet, experts from major Internet companies said at a town hall meeting on Thursday.

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McAfee, think tank push online voting, but recognize security risks

A new paper calls for a push to solve security problems related to Internet voting

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Nearly half of all Android devices are still vulnerable to two serious browser exploits

The percentage is much higher in some countries and lower in the U.S, security firm Lookout estimates

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Russian cybercrime group compromised half a million computers

Proofpoint said the group targeted large US and European banks, compromising 800,000 online accounts

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Data leak lets out account information from bond insurer MBIA

The data includes account numbers, balances and more, according to a security blog

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Criminals used a malware program to steal millions from ATMs

The malware is installed from a bootable CD by first gaining physical access to the ATM

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EU's likely next digital chief takes a swipe at US over data protection

It is time for the US to show it can be trusted, Andrus Ansip said

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Bugzilla zero-day can reveal zero-day vulnerabilities in top open-source projects

Software projects that use the Bugzilla bug tracking software should deploy the latest patches immediately, security researchers said

Shellshock probing led Yahoo attackers to a different bug

The bug has now been fixed and user data was not at risk, the company said

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AT&T fired employee who improperly accessed customer accounts

The compromised data included Social Security and driver's license numbers, AT&T said

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European Commission told to publish UK mass Internet surveillance docs

So far the documents remain under wraps because they cover ongoing investigations into the alleged breach of EU citizens' rights

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JPMorgan Chase attackers hacked other banks, report says

A wave of high-profile cyberattacks this year on U.S. companies underscores the need for better security practices