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Hack of New York Times holds a lesson for all businesses

You may not be the New York Times or Washington Post, but recent attacks highlight weaknesses that all businesses should be aware of.

China suffers major DDoS attack on .cn domain

China's Internet on early Sunday morning suffered a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that briefly disrupted and slowed access to sites in the .cn domain.

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Report: NSA broke into UN video teleconferencing system

The U.S. National Security Agency reportedly cracked the encryption used by the video teleconferencing system at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

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Cisco patches serious vulnerabilities in Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Systems has released new security patches for several versions of Unified Communications Manager (UCM) to address vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, modify system data or disrupt services.

Cyberattacks affected more Internet users than hardware failures in the EU last year

Although cyberattacks caused just 6 percent of significant outages of public electronic communications networks and services in the E.U. last year, they affected more people than hardware failure, a much more common factor in service disruptions, according to a report from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).

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Gimme shelter: Wall Street braces for hurricane season

Heading into the heart of hurricane season 10 months after Sandy slammed the New York metropolitan area, Wall Street has had time to reassess and revamp backup plans.

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Tech shops worry that younger workers brush off security

Information technology shops worry that the current crop of twentysomethings are not sufficiently security conscious.

Optional Microsoft security updates block MD5 certificates and shore up Remote Desktop

Microsoft released two optional security updates Tuesday to block digital certificates that use the MD5 hashing algorithm and to improve the network-level authentication for the Remote Desktop Protocol.

Rogue hotspots can steal your Windows Phone's saved Wi-Fi passwords, Microsoft warns

With a little naming trickery, attackers can coax your phone into giving up its Wi-Fi login credentials, Microsoft warns—but don't expect a patch to fix the issue.