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Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

Government-hired hackers used three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS to target an activist in the United Arab Emirates

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The NSA's hoard of cyber weapons makes some experts nervous

An alleged hack has raised questions about the agency's practices

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Alleged NSA data dump contains sophisticated hacking tools

Cisco said that the sample files reveal an undetected software flaw in its products

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Cerber ransomware earns $2.3M with 0.3% response rate

The fast-growing Cerber ransomware uses an affiliate distribution model that recruits non-technical customers, according to a new report by Check Point

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Millions of Volkswagens can be broken into with a wireless hack

Researchers say the remote key systems for most VWs since 1995 are affected


Bitfinex asks users to share losses of bitcoin theft

The digital currency exchange is bringing the website back online in phases


Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex apparently loses $63 million to hackers

Bitfinex reported the hack Tuesday and is working with law enforcement

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200 million Yahoo accounts may be up for sale on digital black market

The hacker said the Yahoo database came from a Russian group that also breached LinkedIn and Myspace

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Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense and attacking

Some of the researchers who will be at Black Hat will show how they hack and release the tools they used to do it

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FBI said to investigate possible hack of another Democratic Party organization

The intrusion is likely to raise fresh concerns about Russia trying to meddle in the U.S. elections


Flaw with password manager LastPass could hand over control to hackers

Password manager LastPass can even be fooled. A Google security researcher has found a way to remotely hijack the software.

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FBI probes DNC hack as suspicions of Russian involvement widen

Russia's involvement in trying to influence a US presidential election would be a 'watershed moment' in cyberespionage, a security expert said

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3 ways websites get pwned -- and threaten you

Hackers are maliciously manipulating both sides of the web experience, but a little due diligence goes a long way to thwart them


Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Vulnerability in Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Performance Manager software could let an authenticated, remote attacker execute commands

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Hackers are targeting the Rio Olympics, so watch out for these cyberthreats

Cyberthreats will escalate over the coming weeks and could creep into your inbox or websites you visit. Cyberterrorists and hacktivists could also try to disrupt the event

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Security software that uses 'code hooking' opens the door to hackers

The flaws allow hackers to easily bypass exploit mitigations in the OS and third-party apps

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4 basic security facts everyone should know

The bad news: It's you against an army of cybercriminals around the world. The good news: A little knowledge can provide an effective defense

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