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Avast: Windows XP users already attacked 6 times more often than Windows 7 users

And that's BEFORE Microsoft discontinues Windows XP security support on April 8.

Banks enlist smartphones to help battle online fraud

To ward off cyber-crooks trying to break into customers' accounts, banks are expanding their security efforts beyond desktops and onto iPhones and other mobile devices.

Kickstarter hacked; logins, encrypted passwords accessed

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User data was stolen, though credit card information remained intact, Kickstarter said.

Comcast gets hacked, downplays potential dangers

Alleged breach of Comcast mail servers prompts a lackadaisical response.

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Pwn2Own security contest offers $645,000 in prizes

This year's contest offers a grand prize of $150,000 that requires researchers to deal with Microsoft's EMET anti-exploit toolkit.

Retailers must guard against craftier hacks, senators say

Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee point to the failure of the retail industry to implement stronger measures against hacking.

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Target contractor says it was victim of cyberattack

Fazio Mechanical Services, which specializes in refrigeration, said it maintained a 'data connection' with Target

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Russian man pleads guilty in SpyEye malware case

Aleksandr Panin, arrested last year, was the primary developer of the banking fraud malware, says the U.S. Department of Justice.

Phishers pilfer law enforcement documents from Microsoft

Social media and email accounts of some Microsoft employees were hit by phishing attacks, the company said

Threat forecast for 2014: Ransomware, scams, snoops

AVG has released its security threats predictions for the new year, and the sophisticated attacks that defined 2013 look to continue.