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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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Hacked 3D printers could be used to commit industrial sabotage

Security researchers are warning that hackers could deliberately introduce defects into 3D printed products

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Angler exploit kit may be dead, but malware lives on

The popular exploit kit behind sophisticated web-based attacks and malvertising is gone, but the bad guys will surely regroup with better crimeware tools

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Here's how secret voice commands could hijack your smartphone

A muffled voice buried in a YouTube video can take over your phone, researchers say

11 signs your kids is hacking -- and what to do about it

11 signs your kid is hacking -- and what to do about it

Here’s how to find out if your child is involved in malicious online activity -- before the authorities do

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Mobile ransomware use skyrockets, blocking access to phones

Kaspersky Lab has detected almost four times as many attacks on its Android customers compared to last year


Flaws in Symantec products expose millions of computers to hacking

High severity vulnerabilities in enterprise and consumer products could have allowed hackers to execute malicious code on computers with no user interaction

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Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

The hacker who stole databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations claims to have already sold $100,000 worth of records

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US court rules that FBI can hack into a computer without a warrant

The criminal case involves a child pornography site that the FBI took over to track down its members

Web attack silently modifies DNS configurations in routers

Hackers sold access to 170,000 compromised servers, many in the US

New data paints a much darker picture of the underground market for hacked servers

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Tech groups say FBI shouldn't be allowed to do mass hacking

Tech and digital rights groups call on Congress to block proposal to allow expanded law enforcement hacking authority


Meet the hacker taking over ISIS twitter accounts

Wauchula Ghost has been attracting attention by successfully compromising the Twitter accounts of ISIS sympathizers in retaliation for the Orlando attack

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Apple fixes serious flaw in AirPort wireless routers

The flaw could allow hackers to execute malicious code on affected devices

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Flaws expose Cisco RV series routers, firewalls to hacking

Attackers can take control of the affected devices by sending specifically crafted HTTP requests to them

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Cost of a data breach: $4 million. Benefits of responding quickly: Priceless

That's $158 per compromised record, in case you're keeping track

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Russian hackers breach DNC computers, steal data on Trump

Russian government hackers were looking for campaign strategies and policies

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