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Free tool may decrypt files encrypted by CoinVault ransomware

Dutch police obtained CoinVault decryption keys and have shared them with the world

This tool can alert you about evil twin access points in the area

EvilAP_Defender can even attack rogue Wi-Fi access points for you, the developer says


Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

The EFF said the GitHub attack reinforces the case for more websites enabling HTTPS encyption

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Making certain the cyber-attack cure doesn't kill the patient

Cyber-attacks are accelerating and having a real economic impact. What can Washington do to help cure our cyber-attack epidemic? In the fast-moving world of information security, government technology mandates don’t work, but there...

Obama authorizes sanctions against hackers

The sanctions will help the U.S. go after overseas attackers when foreign governments can't step in

GitHub still recovering from massive DDoS attacks

The attacks, which started Thursday, were particularly aimed at two GitHub-hosted projects fighting Chinese censorship

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Ancient help-file format carries new CryptoWall attacks into PCs

Ransomware attacks are using emailed CHM files opened in Windows browsers

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Smart home or dumb security risk?

Internet-connected devices are flooding into homes, but with convenience comes vulnerability

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'Google search on steroids' brings dark Web into the light

Memex crawls content ignored by commercial search engines and uncovers patterns in online data that can aid law enforcement

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FBI probes for source of fraudulent TurboTax filing spike

There has been a significant increase in fraudulent tax returns so far this year using Intuit's tax preparation software

Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Members of the platform will be able to query and upload data about the attacks they had to deal with

US government forming cyber security agency to combat online threats

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will share threat data among federal agencies

Researcher releases 10 million usernames, passwords from data breaches

The data is already public but has been cleaned up to enable better analysis

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Corporate cyber security: Sharing is caring

Cyber security may finally be a unanimous, bipartisan national priority, but lawmakers should focus on information sharing, not security mandates

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White House wants 10% hike in cybersecurity spending

Money will be used to improve technology and fund investigations

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Gap between perception and reality of cyber threats widened in 2015

There is a widening gap between what security executives believe to be true and the reality of cyber threats,

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Obama proposes new 30-day data breach notification law

The president previewed a new data breach notification law today in a speech to the Federal Trade Commission

Obama revives call for immunity to companies sharing threat data

The president is expected to announce the liability protection and a measure to increase penalties for computer crimes on Tuesday

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'Spam Nation': Brian Krebs' must-read security exposé

In 'Spam Nation,' Brian Krebs explains the inner workings of the world's largest cyber crime operations, with rare courage and scrupulous reporting

Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and retailers like Target and Home Depot

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