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Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

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Superfish security flaw also exists in other apps, non-Lenovo systems

A third-party, man-in-the-middle proxy used by Superfish is also used in other apps

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Lenovo shows us why we need to reinvent Web security

What was Lenovo thinking? We can only hope the company's disastrous decision to install adware on laptops that opens users to attack will inspire the industry to revamp SSL

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

Pre-release version of the secure tablet will be demoed and could share some features with the Blackphone smartphone

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Gartner: Makers of things for Internet of things undervalue security

Vendors making devices for the Internet of Things are putting user friendliness and time to market ahead of security, Gartner says

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Box: You can bring your own keys to encrypt in our cloud

Box's Enterprise Key Management service lets customers encrypt Box-stored files with their own keys -- a bid to bring in a new class of regulated and cloud-hesitant customers

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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All you need to know about the move to SHA-2 encryption

Over the next two years, the industry will move from SHA-1 encryption to the vastly more secure SHA-2. Here's how to prepare

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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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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The four Mac security options everyone should know

By default, the Mac is pretty secure. But with the help of a couple of built-in options, you can make it even more so

Google's work on full encryption chugs along, with Yahoo's help

Code has been migrated to GitHub to foster involvement from the wider tech community

NSA spy program targets mobile networks worldwide

The NSA has conducted a covert campaign to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide, according to the latest revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden....

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A shadowy consortium opposes your Internet privacy

A cabal of communications companies wants to kill a new Internet standard that will make your Web experience faster and safer

BitTorrent dismisses security concerns raised about its Sync app

The cryptographic implementation is solid and cannot be compromsied through a remote server, the company says

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

The new CA is called Let's Encrypt and its goal is to encourage the widespread adoption of SSL/TLS on the Internet

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Don't put all your encryption keys in Amazon's basket yet

Amazon's Key Management Service strives to offer all-in-one key management for enterprises, but right now, it's best for protecting data already in AWS

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