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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


Apple turns on iCloud two-step verification after nude selfie scandal

Two-step verification is not mandatory though Apple recommends the added security protection

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Why retailers like Home Depot get hacked

Retailers like Home Depot, which recently suffered a major data breach, have known for years about vulnerabilities in payment systems, but have chosen to ignore them, experts say.

Data loss detection tool mines the ephemeral world of 'pastes'

Thousands of email addresses are leaked every day on Pastebin unknown to most users

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

Salesforce.com warns customers of malware attack

A new version of the Dyreza online banking Trojan is stealing Salesforce.com log-in credentials

What you need to know about the Home Depot data breach

Here's a quick run down on the data breach that impacted debit and credit cards used at the world's largest home improvement retailer

Home Depot confirms breach of its payment systems

Customers will not be held responsible for fraudulent charges, the company said

Apple CEO says iCloud security will be strengthened

Two-factor authentication will be enabled on iCloud, along with more warnings for certain account actions

Configuration errors lead to HealthCare.gov breach

HHS says an attacker gained access to the HealthCare.gov server, but no personal information was compromised

Apple iCloud backup quirk could have allowed hackers to access 'deleted' files

iCloud on iOS secretly keeps last three backups, says Check Point Software researcher

Latest Firefox version adds protection against rogue SSL certificates

Firefox 32 has implemented a feature known as certificate key pinning

Home Depot investigates payment data breach

The retailer is working with law enforcement and banking partners

CryptoWall held over half a million computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

The cyber criminals behind this dangerous ransomware program have received $1 million so far, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Office 365 already offered data loss prevention capabilities for its email tools

Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable to hackers monitoring their Internet traffic, Trend Micro says

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal, and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed

SDS still young, but very much on the rise

Offering increased protection and a simplified approach, software-defined security is shaping up to be the next big thing in IT security

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