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7 warning signs of could-be rogue employees
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Obama: Tech companies and government must share threat data

In his address at the White House Summit on Cyber Security, the president emphasized that neither government nor the private sector can tackle the problem alone

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Beware of hot foreign spies who want to steal your data

The hottest new attack tool for stealing sensitive information? Sexy foreign spies. Learn the tools and methods used to bait and hook high-value employees and bleed your organization dry of data

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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

Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android

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Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

Box Enterprise Key Management security model lets users securely stash encryption keys in the cloud

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Real data security for all is now getting its start on mobile

Two approaches to data security are being pioneered on mobile, but over time will protect you anywhere

Box fixes flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Mac users are advised to upgrade to version 4.0.6035 of the file storage and sharing service

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The best computer security advice you'll get

The world is awash in bad security advice that distracts from addressing the real threats. Here's what you really need to know

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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

Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this

Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts

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4 positive predictions for security in 2015

Sick of the constant drumbeat of data breaches and destructive exploits? There's no magic bullet, but these four measures may help in the coming year

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3 low-tech threats that lead to high-profile breaches

It seems like almost daily that we find a new front-page article about a sophisticated data breach. But, more often than not, data breaches are initiated by low tech means. Here are three common low-tech attack vectors, and...

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Sony admits employees' personal data may have been compromised by breach

Weeks later, Sony Pictures is telling employees what they already know about the scope of data that was compromised by attackers

Holding masses of data, cyber criminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers are looking for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data

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Moving past the illusion of data democracy

Americans want the power to dictate exactly how our personal data is collected and used, but pervasive data gathering and analytical techniques are rendering true data democracy obsolete.

Be scared: The Sony-style hack is no rare event

Only the wanton destructiveness of the Sony attack made it an outlier; the scale was not uncommon. Maybe the bad publicity will be a wake-up call

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