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FREAK is another serious security flaw in the Web's encryption

U.S. export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web

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8 steps to secure your data center in the distributed computing era

Today's dynamic computing environments require a more flexible and adaptive approach to security; here's how to get there

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Mozilla scrubs Superfish certificate from Firefox

Firefox update removes from the browser's repository the self-signed digital certificate implanted by Superfish

7 warning signs of could-be rogue employees

7 warning signs an employee has gone rogue

Trust and IT go hand in hand. Here are the red flags to watch for before you get burned

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Lenovo vows to stop shipping PCs with third-party bloatware after Superfish fiasco

It only took an embarrassing adware scandal that put millions of PCs at risk, but Lenovo just had a revelation: People just want clean Windows.

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

Google scraps annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest

Google said the change will prevent security researchers from holding onto dangerous bugs in order to claim a big prize

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Chrome security update warns against sneaky software downloads as well as malware

Google's security tool throws up a big, red warning when you're about to visit scheming sites to foil unwanted downloads from the Web

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You’ve been hacked. Now what?

6 key things to do after a security breach

Navigating a field of uncertainty and doubt questions

Superfish stumper: What did Lenovo know and when did it know it?

There's only thing worse than Lenovo not knowing about Superfish: Lenovo knowing about Superfish

Lenovo hit with lawsuit over Superfish snafu

A class-action lawsuit charged Lenovo and Superfish of fraudulent business practices, making PCs vulnerable

Superfish security flaw also exists in other apps, non-Lenovo systems

A third-party, man-in-the-middle proxy used by Superfish is also used in other apps

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Lenovo Superfish: Corporate greed meets cluelessness

Lenovo undermined its customers' Internet security either accidentally or on purpose; which is worse?

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How safe are Perl, PHP, and Ruby? The experts weigh in

With Rust talking up safety, the biggest names in PHP, Perl, and Ruby all speak up about what's safe -- and not -- in their languages

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Microsoft helps Lenovo, deletes Superfish 'crapware' and rogue cert

Microsoft today updated its free Windows Defender and Security Essentials antivirus programs to sniff out and delete the rogue certificate linked to Superfish Visual Discovery, the "crapware" that blew up in Lenovo's face this week.

Lenovo admits to Superfish screw-up, will release clean-up tool

The company confirmed that a software program preloaded on some of its laptops exposes users to potential attacks

Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

The Google Cloud Security Scanner can ferret out XSS and mixed-content vulnerabilities

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Lenovo shows us why we need to reinvent Web security

What was Lenovo thinking? We can only hope the company's disastrous decision to install adware on laptops that opens users to attack will inspire the industry to revamp SSL

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Lenovo preinstalls man-in-the-middle adware that hijacks HTTPS traffic on new PCs

If you've bought a Lenovo laptop in recent months it may have come packed with adware called Superfish that also creates massive security holes in your PC

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