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Enemies no more, McAfee and Symantec agree to share threat data

Pair join Fortinet and Palo Alto in the recently launched Cyber Threat Alliance aimed at tackling cyber security threats


Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player, delays Reader and Acrobat updates

The new Flash Player update patches 12 vulnerabilities, many of which could allow remote code execution

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Hollywood or Home Depot: Whose breach is better?

Trick question, but odds are you were too busy leering at exposed celebs to notice yet another massive security hack

Hackers exploit critical vulnerability in popular WordPress theme component

WordPress admins should check if their sites use the Slider Revolution plug-in and update it immediately, researchers said

Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

Mobile applications often don't warn users before a call is made, which a developer says could be misused

Snowden reveals automated NSA cyberwarfare program

MonsterMind could fire back at suspected attackers without human intervention, Snowden says

15 new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Five popular router models were hacked during the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DefCon 22

Study finds firmware plagued by poor encryption and backdoors

Firmware within the 'Internet of things' could pose opportunities for hackers, researchers find

Passwords aren't the problem -- we are

A billion stolen passwords or no, we can all benefit from exercising common sense when it comes to online security

On sale: False sense of Internet security, for the low, low price of $120

Is your name among the stash of 1.2 billion stolen passwords? An Internet security firm can tell you -- for pennies per day!

Don't panic: That Russian hack bombshell isn't what you think

News of 1.2 billion stolen Web credentials raises key questions about the data -- and the motives of the security researcher

Network-attached storage devices more vulnerable than home routers

A security review found serious vulnerabilities in 10 popular NAS systems from multiple manufacturers

Where your personal data goes when you're not looking

What businesses know about any given individual is a lot. But what are companies doing with that data? Not as much as you might think -- at least not yet. Companies are getting more sophisticated, however.

Symantec patches privilege escalation flaws in Endpoint Protection

Exploit code for the flaws was posted online after Symantec released the patches

Cisco patches traffic snooping flaw in its networking gear

The vulnerability affects the OSPF routing protocol implementation on Cisco networking equipment

Most USB thumb drives can be reprogrammed to infect computers

The firmware in such devices is unprotected and can be easily overwritten by malware, researchers from Security Research Labs said

No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver

Symantec has published recommendations for mitigating the danger

Many antivirus products are riddled with security flaws

Antivirus products increase a computer's attack surface and may even lower an operating system's protections, a security researcher claims

3 zero-day flaws found in Symantec's Endpoint Protection

Security vendor Offensive Security says the flaws could be used to gain full system access

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