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Court: FTC can take action against companies with sloppy cyber security

Hotel chain Wyndham had challenged the FTC's authority to mandate cyber security standards

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Chinese spies target US intellectual property

The U.S. economy is losing hundreds of billons of dollars each year to economic espionage, mainly from China, due to a ‘stupefying’ lack of security

ICANN resets passwords after website breach

No financial information was affected, the organization said

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Windows 10 upgrade scams are only warming up

Ransomware and phishing scams tied to current events have been staples of criminal hackers for years, and the Windows 10 upgrade scam is the latest version

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How should the U.S. respond to state-sponsored cyber attacks?

A new poll suggests the general public views the growing threats from nation-states as significant, but they may be off base in terms of their prescriptions for how to respond

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When stolen data can ‘phone home’

Digital watermarking of sensitive data can let organizations know immediately not only if it has been stolen, but where and how it is being accessed

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Regulators seek to limit security software exports

Comment period on Wassenaar ends Monday, and the rules as written would severely restrict sales, deployment, and research of cyber security tools and exploits

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Evil conspiracy? Nope, everyday cyber insecurity

You don't need crackpot conspiracy theories to foretell a wide-scale security cataclysm. Mundane vulnerabilities increase the probability every day

Hacking Team's arsenal included at least three unpatched exploits for Flash Player

The vulnerabilities leveraged by two of the exploits have yet to be patched

Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

Eric Holder says the 'possibility exists' for a deal, but the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

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In the security world, the good guys aren't always good

It's hard enough to fix Internet security without bad behavior from many of the entities that are supposed to be protecting our interests

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Is the information security industry having a midlife crisis?

The information security industry is hot right now, but it's hot because it's failing

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Compromised encryption is a threat to national security

The administration is floating a trial balloon suggesting that national security requires giving up the protection provided by strong encryption. This approach gets the issue wrong. When the situation calls for encryption, using...

Cyber criminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

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Report: Clickfraud malware a gateway to other threats

Malware that secretly clicks on ads to defraud advertisers might seem generally harmless, but is often just the first invader of a potentially long chain of more serious infections

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Phishers targeting middle management

Phishing scammers have busy middle managers in their crosshairs. Here’s how to avoid being a victim

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Breach costs: 'Chump change' to bottom lines of big players

The direct costs of a data breach barely affect the bottom line of the nation’s biggest enterprises, but for smaller players the damage can be catastrophic

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Businesses ill-prepared to defend against dramatic rise in zero-day attacks

The Check Point 2015 Security Report highlights a number of key security trends, including the impact of the rise of zero-day attacks

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