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Google to Apps users: take more responsibility for protecting your accounts

Changes to the suite's security features should make it easier for employees to become more active in protecting themselves from hackers


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Thinking of buying a security camera? Read this first

When things go bump in the night, you want to see what they are, without opening the door. But security cameras come with vulnerabilities too

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5 ways to escape password hell

Password management software, smartphone apps and long passphrases can help ease the pain.

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy Regin malware

The sophisticated back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say

Citadel malware now targets password management applications

A new Citadel configuration steals the master keys for two password managers and a secure authentication program

Free Detekt security tool finds surveillance malware

Open source tool is a joint project of multiple privacy groups who investigated malware used to target journalists and human rights activists

BitTorrent dismisses security concerns raised about its Sync app

The cryptographic implementation is solid and cannot be compromsied through a remote server, the company says

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Admins and developers: Two teams separated by a common language

The admins and developers agree on a plan for a security fix, but in the ensuing fiasco, realize they weren't on the same page at all

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

The new CA is called Let's Encrypt and its goal is to encourage the widespread adoption of SSL/TLS on the Internet

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How to lose customers with excessive security

If your service or product security works like a prison, don't be surprised when users and customers go elsewhere

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Detect network anomalies with StealthWatch

Searching for a great network traffic flow analysis tool that detects sneak hacker attacks? Look no further than Lancope's StealthWatch

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How to set up 802.1X client settings in Windows

802.1X provides security for wired and Wi-Fi networks

Mistakes

10 security mistakes that will get you fired

From killing critical business systems to ignoring a critical security event, these colossal slip-ups will get your career in deep water quick

Malware served through rogue Tor exit node tied to cyber espionage group

There is strong evidence the malware dubbed OnionDuke was used to target European government agencies, F-Secure says

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Microsoft quietly yanks botched October patch KB 3000061

Microsoft appears to have pulled last month's MS 14-058/KB 3000061 kernel mode driver patch without warning or explanation

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Privacy breaches: Bad for business, good for jobs

As major companies spend billions to shore up privacy, demand is rising for IT professionals with the right skills

Malware doesn't discriminate when it comes to Web ads

Racy or benign, your favorite sites have likely exposed you to malware-laden ads

Adobe fixes 18 vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Fifteen of the vulnerabilities addressed in the updates are critical and can result in remote code execution

Tor Project mulls over how law enforcement took down hidden websites

The project doesn't have funding as yet to improve the security of hidden websites

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