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New DMA Locker ransomware is ramping up for widespread attacks

New version of ransomware fixes previous flaws and adopts exploit kit-based distribution model

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5 steps to stronger data security

The old cliche is true: Your organization's most precious asset is its data. Five basic security building blocks can ensure its safety

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Google to shutter SSLv3, RC4 from SMTP servers, Gmail

Google Apps customers who still rely on SSLv3 or RC4 need to update to TLS or face the prospect of no longer being able to send out mail

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An HTTPS hijacking click-fraud botnet infects almost 1 million computers

Over the past two years, a group of cybercriminals has infected almost 1 million computers with malware that hijacks search results, even when they're served over encrypted HTTPS connections.

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Security researchers crack new version of CryptXXX ransomware

An updated decryptor tool can help users recover files affected by the CryptXXX ransomware program

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Your data, their cloud? Bring your own encryption keys

As governments and others increasingly seek the keys from your vendors to unlock your encrypted data, you should consider using self-provisioned keys

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Tech groups call on presidential candidates to support encryption, embrace other IT issues

Candidates should talk more about cybersecurity and other tech issues, 13 tech trade groups say

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OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws

Versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of the cryptographic library also patch several more bugs of lesser impact

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5 secure habits of the paranoid PC user

Are you getting a little sloppy with your security? Time to shape up. Practice these five habits to protect your data at home, in the office and out in the world

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Quantum computers pose a huge threat to security, and the NIST wants your help

An upcoming competition will invite the public to propose and test 'quantum-resistant' encryption schemes

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Trend Micro: 6 most popular homebrewed terrorist tools

Terrorist are developing apps that include pre-packaged encryption, DDoS, and a news feed for tech-light jihadists

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Tick-tock: Time is running out to move from SHA-1 to SHA-2

Stop procrastinating and make the switch from SHA-1 to SHA-2. You may already be getting errors -- and in 2017 things will get a lot worse

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Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto

Australian entrepreneur Wright, first outed as Satoshi in December, has offered what he claims is digital proof of his double identity

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Microsoft to begin SHA-1 crypto shutoff with Windows 10's summer upgrade

IE11 and Edge will drop the lock icon for sites that secure traffic with SHA-1 certificates this summer and will block access by Feb. 14, 2017

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FBI won't share iPhone hack with Apple because it doesn't know how it works

The FBI claims it doesn't actually know the underlying code that facilitated hacking into the iPhone, so it can't share the method with Apple

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Open secrets: BlackBerry might share what's on your phone

CEO John Chen defends helping law enforcement as reports emerge that multiple governments can unlock BlackBerry communications

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US no longer requires Apple's help to crack iPhone in New York case

The government said 'an individual' had given it the passcode to the phone used by the accused in a drug investigation

The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San Bernardino iPhone

We still don't know anything about where the hack came from or how it works, but we now know it was expensive

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