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CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

The indictment over StealthGenie is the first that is focused on an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ says

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Malvertising campaign delivers digitally signed CryptoWall ransomware

The attacks through malicious online advertisements continue to hit visitors

CloudFlare aims to simplify SSL encryption with free service

Having encryption is critical to advancing a more secure future of the Internet, according to CloudFlare

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Attacks against Shellshock continue as updated patches hit the Web

Updated patches for the vulnerability are in the works, but cyber criminals are targeting the flaw now

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Data breaches rise as cyber criminals continue to outwit IT

Security breaches rise again this year, costing an average of $415,000, as security pros fail to keep pace with cyber crime innovation

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Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Discover the best: 130 open source projects in six categories, chosen by InfoWorld editors and contributors

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source networking and security software

InfoWorld's top picks of the year among open source tools for operating and securing networks

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Hey Amazon Web Services: Time to open up

The controversy over Amazon's steps to patch a Xen vulnerability in Amazon EC2 instances highlights the cloud giant's difficulty communicating

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Apple says most Mac users safe from Shellshock bug, promises quick fix

Don't panic! Your Mac is very, very unlikely to be affected by the Shellshock Bash vulnerability

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Mobile users favor productivity over security -- as they should

If you force employees to choose between productivity and security, you're the problem

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Shellshocked: Yes, it's a huge threat, and here's why

InfoWorld's Paul Venezia describes in technical detail what he's seeing on his own servers -- and it's not good

Four no-bull facts about the Shellshock Bash bug

Get the scoop on the security threat billed as the biggest since Heartbleed

Harvard researchers take aim at Shellshock-like woes with new scripting language

The Shill scripting language limits the rights of shell programs to what is necessary to get the job done

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'Spike' toolkit seeks routers, Internet of things for DDoS botnet

Security researchers have recently discovered a toolkit capable of infecting computers, routers and Internet of Things devices to launch large-scale simultaneous DDoS attacks.

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John McAfee advises Larry Ellison on his retirement

Now that Larry Ellison has stepped down as Oracle CEO, what should he do? InfoWorld's Andrew Oliver asked the legendary John McAfee and got a surprisingly serious answer

Dump your passwords! 8 security and identity breakthroughs

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

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Create your own 'dirty dozen' threat list

Which security events should you worry about most? Everyone has different vulnerabilities, so here's how to prioritize

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

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CloudFlare aims to prevent future Heartbleeds with Keyless SSL

CDN mavens CloudFlare have a new system for implementing SSL in the cloud while keeping the private keys elsewhere

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