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Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report

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California reports huge jump in data breaches

Annual report says records equivalent to almost half the state's residents were lost in 2013.

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Report: Many Windows automatic updates are thwarted by user inaction

Windows automatic updates don’t work if you never restart the PC, and yet that seems to be the bottleneck for many, according to a survey of 4,500 Windows users

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Security vendor coalition cleans 43,000 malware infections used for cyberespionage

The removed tools were used by a prolific Chinese cyberespioange group dubbed Axiom

Secretive, unblockable Verizon perma-cookies kick up privacy concerns

Verizon is messing with your web traffic sent via its wireless network, and that has security researchers troubled.

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Retain private data for police use or face $685,000 fine, Swedish authority tells ISP

Swedish ISP Bahnhof will fight the order -- and says it has a mysterious Plan B up its sleeve

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Clues point to Russia in long-running spying campaign

'APT28' has predominantly focused on targets of interest to Russia, FireEye said

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'ScanBox' keylogger targets Uyghurs, US think tank, hospitality industry

The JavaScript-based attack doesn't put malware on a computer's disk

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Vulnerability in widely used 'strings' utility could spell trouble for malware analysts

Extracting text strings from binary files is not as safe as most people think, a security researcher found

Rogue Tor 'exit node' server added malware to legitimate downloads

The server used a technique to append malware to legitimate code.

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The 'Backoff' malware used in retail data breaches is spreading

A rising number of devices are connecting to Backoff-related infrastructure, Damballa says.

Sophisticated phishing attacks launched against Outlook Web App users

The group targeted military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and media organizations, researchers from Trend Micro said

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After uproar, Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

The company was criticized for sending data about content to its servers in plain text