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Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons

The Shadow Brokers released hacking tools designed to spy on Windows systems after attempting to sell a large cache for bitcoin

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Trump: It was probably Russia that hacked the DNC, Clinton campaign

The incoming president comes as close as he ever has to agreement with U.S. intelligence

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How White Hat hackers do bad things for good reasons

Some companies are love struck with social engineering to monitor their employees

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Former DHS head urges Trump to see economic dangers from cyberattacks

Ridge says Russian meddling in U.S. election is a reminder of the cybersecurity risks to government and private sector

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Q&A: RSA crypto pioneer Adleman keeps pushing the limits

Dr. Leonard Adleman tells InfoWorld all about RSA's big breakthrough, why DNA works great for computing, and our coming cyberwar risk

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5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Despite all the bad news in information security in 2016, some positive developments may finally shift momentum

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10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

And how to protect yourself from similar breaches in 2017

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5 things you should do following the Yahoo breach

The massive data breach can be an opportunity to do some cleanup and implement security recommendations

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Yahoo breach means hackers had three years to abuse user accounts

Elite hackers-for-hire or state-sponsored actors may have been involved, according to experts

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Yahoo reports massive data breach involving 1 billion accounts

In what is likely the largest data breach ever, Yahoo is reporting that data associated with more than 1 billion user accounts was stolen in August 2013.

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An unpatched vulnerability exposes Netgear routers to hacking

The flaw allows hackers to execute arbitrary shell commands on affected devices

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Attackers use hacked home routers to hit Russia's 5 largest banks

The routers were likely hacked through a recent vulnerability in the TR-069 management protocol

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Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack

The attack campaign, called Stegano, has been spreading from malicious ads hosted by news websites

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Obama's cybersecurity plan faces uncertainty with Trump

The Obama-backed commission has come up with a variety of recommendations to improve the country's cybersecurity problems

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Why it's so hard to prosecute cyber criminals

The bad guys are wreaking havoc. Why can't they be brought to justice?

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Remote management app exposes millions of Android users to hacking

Man-in-the-middle attackers could exploit an AirDroid flaw to execute malicious code on devices

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7 security predictions for 2017

If you thought 2016 was bad, fasten your seat belts -- next year is going to be even worse

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Android malware steals access to more than 1 million Google accounts

The Gooligan malware targets devices running older versions of Android

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