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Adobe patches zero-day Flash Player flaw used in targeted attacks

The vulnerability has been exploited by a China-based cyberespionage group for several weeks, security firm FireEye says

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How encryption keys could be stolen by your lunch

A device hidden in pita bread can collect signals that can betray encryption keys

Extreme Hacks to Be Paranoid About

Be paranoid: 10 terrifying extreme hacks

Nothing is safe, thanks to the select few hacks that push the limits of what we thought possible

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Breach costs: 'Chump change' to bottom lines of big players

The direct costs of a data breach barely affect the bottom line of the nation’s biggest enterprises, but for smaller players the damage can be catastrophic

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John McAfee: The hero we need, not the one we deserve

As our elected leaders show they can botch data security in new and unexpected ways, an unlikely figure steps up with sage words

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Time to address your 100,000 vulnerabilities

You know your security has weak spots, but it's hard to know where to begin -- this might get you on track

Large-scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Security researchers have found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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How to stop Wi-Fi hackers cold

When someone hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router to engage in nefarious activities, the only effective defense was to plug a widespread WPS vulnerability

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One security hepcat's guide to the groovy new tech slang

Did you hear? 'Social engineering' has gone the way of the hula hoop. Get ready for 'wetware,' the latest threat to your network

Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers say

Login system supplies fake passwords to hackers

The research project ErsatzPasswords aims to stop the cracking of password hashes

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Second time's the charm? The welcome return of Aaron's Law

Congress can finally right its wrongs with the Aaron Swartz tragedy with the passing of this much needed cyber crime bill

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Can you hack an airplane? Brace yourself

Suddenly, everyone is worried about malicious hackers breaching networks connected to airplane control systems

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For Android, adware is the threat, not malware

Security alarmists have grossly exaggerated the risk of mobile devices -- and the cost of security breaches

Researchers: IoT devices are not designed with security in mind

Lack of encryption and other security issues were found in home automation hubs that could facilitate burglary, stalking, and spying

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Smart home hacking is easier than you think

Scary stories of hacking Internet of Things devices are emerging, but how realistic is the threat?

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6 reasons why heat-based attacks won't happen

Oh, those security researchers, always coming up with exotic new ways to penetrate systems -- but the BitWhisper attack on air-gapped systems is especially far-fetched

Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

After suffering a hack last month, the company has added two-factor authentication

Zero day, Web browser vulnerabilities spike in 2014

The good news: More than 83 percent of vulnerabilities had patches ready when the flaws became public

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