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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

Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

Weak authentication in Dell's System Detect utility could have enabled drive-by malware attacks

Flash-based vulnerability lingers on many websites three years later

A large number of developers have failed to patch their Flash apps against a vulnerability that can be exploited to target Web users

Security startup records a year's worth of network data

Lightweight sensors from ProtectWise record network data so security professionals can go back and analyze it

Google catches bad digital certificates from Egyptian company

An Egyptian company issued unauthorized digital certificates for Google's services, a major no-no

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Hardware exploits may be a sign of threats to come

Hardware exploits like Rowhammer are rare, so companies don't take them seriously, but they should -- because more are looming

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Watch out for these 9 information security threats

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

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Upgrade now: Older OpenSSL versions vulnerable to FREAK attack

The OpenSSL project shared the high-severity vulnerability privately in advance as part of a post-Heartbleed strategy for security disclosures

Premera, Anthem data breaches linked by similar hacking tactics

Security analysts last year saw a fake domain spoofing Premera's name

OpenSSL mystery patches due for release Thursday

No details of the vulnerabilities are available yet, but one flaw is rated of 'high' severity

Researchers find same RSA encryption key used 28,000 times

Another look at the impact of the FREAK flaw has turned up some surprising findings

What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

Even in light of broad government snooping, many people aren't aware of privacy tools like Tor or encryption

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Security guru Bruce Schneier: Your privacy is already gone

In 'Data and Goliath,' one of the world's foremost security experts piles on the evidence that privacy is dead -- and proposes a detailed plan to restore it

Yahoo puts email encryption plug-in source code up for review

A plug-in that will enable end-to-end encryption of email messages should be ready by year end

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6 reasons why improving security is so hard

The best practices for enterprise security are well known. So why are so few companies implementing them?

Google error leaks website owners' personal information

Privacy breach involves whois database that contains contact information for people who've bought domain names

Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

The U.S. government still supports using encryption but has questions about law enforcement access to data

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Email security hits the gold standard -- but not via Google or Yahoo

German e-government service gets OpenPGP-based plug-ins, but their impact is unlikely to be widespread

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