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NIST is no longer hot for SMS-based two-factor authentication

SMS-based authentication is easy to implement and accessible to many users, but it is also insecure. Now NIST plans to drop it from its two-factor authentication guidelines

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StackPath offers security as a service to enterprise clouds

Whether their cloud is powered by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, or IBM, developers need security tools. StackPath is poised to bring them to the enterprise

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Reworked OpenSSL on track for government validation

Encryption vendor SafeLogic commits to sponsoring OpenSSL 1.1 through the arduous, government-required FIPS-140-2 validation process

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Blockchain: You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers

Everything you need to know about an overhyped, but promising technology

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FBI probes DNC hack as suspicions of Russian involvement widen

Russia's involvement in trying to influence a US presidential election would be a 'watershed moment' in cyberespionage, a security expert said

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3 ways websites get pwned -- and threaten you

Hackers are maliciously manipulating both sides of the web experience, but a little due diligence goes a long way to thwart them

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OpenBSD 6.0 tightens security by losing Linux compatibility

The newest version of OpenBSD closes potential security loopholes -- such as its Linux compatibility layer

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Wire open-sources messaging client, woos developers

Secure messaging apps are all the rage, and developers can now write their own open source Wire client

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Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Vulnerability in Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Performance Manager software could let an authenticated, remote attacker execute commands

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Petition urges Apple not to release technology for jamming phone cameras

Apple recently got a patent for infrared technology that petitioners fear could be used to censor political dissidents, activists, and citizens who are recording police brutality

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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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Legacy to the rescue: How core systems help fund innovation

Panelists at the AGENDA16 conference discuss how efficient core systems help fund innovation.

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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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