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Hackers are targeting the Rio Olympics, so watch out for these cyberthreats

Cyberthreats will escalate over the coming weeks and could creep into your inbox or websites you visit. Cyberterrorists and hacktivists could also try to disrupt the event

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Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle’s priorities have clearly shifted away from Java and its database products, as the bulk of fixes are for its middleware and e-commerce applications

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Oracle issues largest patch bundle ever, fixing 276 security flaws

The new batch of security update addresses flaws in over 80 products

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Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Scammers duped consumers out of millions using pop-up messages generated in search results on PCs and Macs

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New HIPAA guidance addresses ransomware

New guidance stresses need for regular backups and confirms that a ransomware attack is a breach that must be disclosed

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Google says government requests for user data at all-time high

In the second half of 2015, U.S. government agencies made more than 40,000 requests for access to user data

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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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IBM grows in cloud and data analytics but overall revenue slides

Growth in some of its strategic initiatives suggest the company’s acquisitions are beginning to pay off and IBM may be on track in its transition plans

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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

Ubuntu forum breach traced to neglected plugin

The popular vBulletin forum software was current, but administrators had forgotten to update an add-on

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Tech leaders challenged daily to sort through a crush of new security apps

An escalating race between good-guy developers building new security tools and bad-guy hackers launching new threats means IT has a whole pile of security apps to sift through. Here's advice for evaluating the options

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Cisco patches serious flaws in router and conferencing server software

The patches fix flaws in Cisco IOS, IOS XR, ASR 5000, WebEx Meetings Server, and Cisco Meeting Server

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This Android Trojan blocks the victim from alerting banks

Symantec has noticed a 'call-barring' function in a newer version of Android malware

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Persistent XSS flaws patched in multiple WordPress plugins

In addition to the All-in-One SEO plugin, WordPress administrators should update others that also have a cross-site scripting flaw

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The makings of a man-in-the-middle attack

David Richardson, director of product at Lookout, walks us through this all-too-common attack

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New Locky ransomware version can operate in offline mode

The creators of the widespread Locky ransomware have added a fallback mechanism in the latest version of their program for situations where the malware can't reach their command-and-control servers.

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What’s hot at Cisco Live

Cisco security heats up, as does its relationship with VMware; all about chat bots, Maroon 5 and Elle King too.

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