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Buffer encrypts access tokens after spammer hack

Buffer, a service for scheduling social media posts, said Sunday it has strengthened its security after spammers gained access to its network.

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Brits may consult convicted cybercrooks for tech defense

Convicted computer hackers could be recruited to join the government's new Joint Cyber Reserve, the unit's chief has said.

Court confiscates computer for owner's claim of hacking

In a rare move, a federal court in Idaho ordered a software developer's computer seized and its contents copied without prior notice because the developer described himself as a 'hacker' on his website.

Salesforce.com to hold mobile app 'hackathon' with $1 million prize

The cloud software vendor's “hackathon,” will present $1 million to the developer or team who creates the top prize-winning mobile app with Salesforce.com technology.

Hackers may exploit holes caused by memory crashes

Sophisticated attackers could soon adopt an innovative technique for bypassing one of the most effective mechanisms for preventing a Windows security breach, researchers say.

Hackers steal customer information from PR Newswire

Hackers managed to steal a database containing customer credentials and contact information from PR Newswire, a major press release distribution service that's used by tens of thousands of companies and public relations agencies.

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Hackers exploit vBulletin Internet forum software vulnerability

The vulnerability allows attackers to abuse the vBulletin configuration mechanism to create a secondary administrative account, the researchers said Wednesday.

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Blackhole exploit kit author arrested in Russia

Russian authorities have arrested the main developer of the notorious Blackhole exploit kit, one of the most popular attack tools used to infect Web users with malware.

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Hosting provider LeaseWeb falls victim to DNS hijacking

Hosting provider LeaseWeb became the latest high-profile company to have its domain name taken over by attackers, highlighting that DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking is a significant threat, even to technically adept businesses.

7 top tactics of hack attacks

Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users