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Device loss, not hacking, poses greatest risk to health care data

California DOJ report on data breaches shows most losses in health care revolve around stolen devices, due to weak use of encryption

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Home Depot says 53 million email addresses compromised during breach

In addition to 56 million payment cards, 53 million email addresses are added to the list of compromised data

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Trouble is brewing in mobile payments

Now that big-box retailers have stuck their fat fingers into mobile payments, can the next major credit card breach be far behind?

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Unlikely hero emerges amid dark times for privacy, security

In a world awash with cyber crime and corporate doublespeak, recent FCC actions are a small cause to celebrate

Cyber espionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

Pawn Storm attacks target military agencies, embassies, defense contractors, and media organizations, Trend Micro says

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Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

To thwart attacks like CryptLocker, you need a multipronged defense; new technology doesn't hurt either

Dropbox dismisses claims of hack affecting 7 million accounts

Credentials leaked by an alleged hacker online were likely stolen from other services, the online storage company says

Data center security in the cloud.

5 techniques for securing your enterprise data

The pros and cons of new techniques and tools, such as cloud access security brokers, adaptive access control and pervasive sandboxing

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The BadUSB exploit is deadly, but few may be hit

It's a case of good news/bad news with the BadUSB firmware exploit

Critical Bugzilla vulnerability could give hackers access to undisclosed software flaws

Software projects that use the Bugzilla bug tracking software should deploy the latest patches immediately, security researchers said

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Data breaches rise as cyber criminals continue to outwit IT

Security breaches rise again this year, costing an average of $415,000, as security pros fail to keep pace with cyber crime innovation

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

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