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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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The new Mirai malware strain has gone beyond Deutsche Telekom

Hackers attacked routers in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Iran, Thailand, and other countries

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US lawmakers introduce bill to delay enhanced government hacking powers

A rule that would give government increased authority to search computers and other digital devices comes into force on Dec. 1

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Surveillance cameras most dangerous IoT devices in enterprise

Networked security cameras are the most likely to have vulnerabilities, according to a new report

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Akamai warns: Look for IoT devices to attack during Thanksgiving, Christmas

DDoS threats including the Mirai botnet will likely surge, Akamai says in its quarterly State of the Internet/Security Report

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5 ways President Trump may affect computer security

You can expect the new administration to take full advantage of surveillance techniques, ease security regulations for business, and mandate more punishment for hackers

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U.K. approves extradition of British hacker to the U.S.

The United States has accused Lauri Love of hacking government computers

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DoS technique lets a single laptop take down an enterprise firewall

A new attack technique dubbed BlackNurs uses ICMP Type 3 Code 3 packets to overload firewalls, security researchers warn

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412 million FriendFinder Network accounts said to be exposed in hack

It is the second time in two years that the dating and entertainment network has been breached

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Yahoo investigating if insiders knew of hack

Yahoo said in a filing it was possible that its acquisition by Verizon could be terminated or renegotiated

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How Clinton could have avoided the Wikileaks fiasco

Hillary Clinton's email server and her advisers' email accounts are no more or less vulnerable than most, but securing them would have been easy

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Google clashes with Microsoft over Windows flaw disclosure

Microsoft argues that Google isn't cooperating on vulnerability disclosure

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Joomla websites attacked en masse using recently patched exploits

Attackers hack into Joomla websites by exploiting two account creation flaws

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17 essential tools to protect your online identity, privacy

From secure chips to anonymity services, here’s how to stay safe and private on the web

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The only realistic plan to avoid DDoS disaster

Emergencies like the Dyn DDoS attack will keep occurring. The only solution is a better, more secure internet

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Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday's massive DDoS attack

Botnets created from the Mirai malware were involved in Friday's cyber attack

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Ex-NSA contractor hoarded two decades' worth of secrets

The former National Security Agency contractor suspected of stealing U.S. hacking tools allegedly was found hoarding two decades' worth of classified materials.

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Stupid encryption mistakes criminals make

Blown cover: Malware authors show how easy it is to get encryption wrong and, in the process, help security pros crack their code

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