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6 security measures you’ve put off too long

The potent WannaCry ransomware is the latest example of a preventable security disaster. Here's how to get your security act in gear fast

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FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype

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Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for WannaCry ransomware attack

The stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is a big problem, the company said

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Snake cyberespionage malware is ready to bite Mac users

One of the most sophisticated cyberespionage groups is readying its malware framework to attack macOS

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Bash Bunny: Big hacks come in tiny packages

With new hardware hacking devices, it's absurdly easy to attack organizations through the USB port of any computer on a network

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Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

The son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison for cybercrime-related offences

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Cybercriminals prefer to chat over Skype

Cybercriminals don’t operate in the Dark Web only; they also rely on popular communications software such as Skype, WhatsApp, Jabber, and Signal

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Trump's cybersecurity mystery: 90 days in, where's the plan?

An executive order was shelved without explanation, and a promised cybersecurity report hasn't materialized

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US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker's arrest

Peter Levashov has been accused of running the Kelihos botnet, according to the U.S.

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Russian hacking goes far beyond 2016 pro-Trump effort

As the Senate Intelligence Committee begins the public phase of its investigation, experts warn of the sweeping scope of Russian hacking and disinformation efforts to advance foreign policy objectives. Cites prominent lawmakers Rubio...

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Trump extends Obama executive order on cyberattacks

The ability for the government to sanction cybercriminals will last for at least one more year

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Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

Apple's iOS 10.3 update fixes the bug that was used by criminals to spook users

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Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams

The price of a single bitcoin passed that of an ounce of gold for the first time this month

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IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Organizations continue to get pounded even as attacks targeting individual taxpayers appear to have slowed

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Hackers threaten to wipe millions of Apple devices, demand ransom

A group of hackers is threatening to wipe millions of iOS devices in two weeks if Apple doesn't pay them $150,000

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Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies

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US faces limits in busting Russian agents over Yahoo breach

Wednesday's indictment is more about naming and shaming Russia over suspected state-sponsored hacking, experts said

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Preparing for the professional cybercrime industry

Ransomware is a growing segment of the cybercrime industry and it's driving a lot of changes in the way hackers operate. Businesses need to know what's happening and shift their defensive strategies accordingly.

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