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Will Linux protect you from ransomware attacks?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu has a login screen security flaw.

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Shadow Brokers threaten to release even more NSA-sourced malware

The hacking group claims it will launch in June a subscription-based monthly dump of compromised data

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Digital signature service DocuSign hacked and email addresses stolen

DocuSign had last week warned of phishing emails that spoofed its brand

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Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way. The good news is that translates into a smaller average attack size

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Waah! WannaCry shifts the blame game into high gear

Every security crisis presents the opportunity to point fingers, but that's just wasted energy. The criminals are at fault—and we need to work together to stop them

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6 security measures you’ve put off too long

The potent WannaCry ransomware is the latest example of a preventable security disaster. Here's how to get your security act in gear fast

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FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype

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Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for WannaCry ransomware attack

The stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is a big problem, the company said

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WannaCry ransomware slipped in through slow patching

IT teams have a gap of several weeks between when patches are released and deployed, giving criminals time to make WannaCry a reality

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Why snafus like HP’s keylogger will happen again

The problem wasn't the length of time it took HP to respond to security researchers—it's that unreviewed code proliferates supply chains everywhere

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Six things you need to know about IoT security

It’s simple: IoT makes our lives easier, and security flaws do not

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New ransomware Jaff demands $3,700 payments

The new ransomware program is distributed via mass email spam sent by the Necurs botnet

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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer, Edge

All SHA-1 certificates that chain back to publicly trusted certificate authorities will be blocked, but enterprise and self-signed certificates won't be affected

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DDoS or bust! Angry gamers come for IT

When gamers threaten to bring down the system, a tech team battens down the hatches and prepares for the worst

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Here's how to check if your PC got Microsoft's fix for Windows Defender bug

Security researcher Tavis Ormandy, one of Microsoft’s biggest critics, praises Microsoft for its rapid response to a newly discovered security hole

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What it takes to be a security architect

While the path to security architect varies, anyone considering the role should have a passion for IT infrastructure and protecting data

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Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

Microsoft's security team fixed a type confusion flaw in its malware engine that affects practically all of its security products

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