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Here's how to stay safe until the Tails privacy tool is patched

Patches are ready for IP2, the vulnerable component in Tails, but it's not clear when the operating system will be updated

Cyber criminals ride Google coattails in DDoS attacks

Cyber criminals are able to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against websites by pretending to be Google Web crawlers

Surface Pro 3 problems linger despite three firmware patches in a month

Slow and dropped Wi-Fi, heating issues, and lockups persist, but a Surface Pro pro has published a manual driver installation procedure that may help

Another botched Microsoft patch: Office 365 ProPlus says 'Something went wrong'

It took Microsoft 12 days to fix a bug that locked out some Office 365 ProPlus customers after a silent patch automatically installed

New guide aims to remove the drama of reporting software flaws

Bugcrowd worked with legal firm CipherLaw to develop a framework for setting up a responsible bug disclosure program

'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking method is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the new method for tracking Internet users, which was in wide use earlier this year

Internet Explorer vulnerabilities surge to record levels in 2014

IE suffered more than twice as many vulnerabilities as Chrome and Firefox, an analysis of National Vulnerability Database figures shows

11 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Redirected Net searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned

Thousands of sites compromised through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability found recently in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in for WordPress

Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

The flaw, one of several in the privacy-focused operating system, is demonstrated in a video by vulnerability broker Exodus Intelligence

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Let your worst fears be your guide

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Prove it! Another security vendor claims 100 percent malware detection
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Prove it! Another security vendor claims 100 percent malware detection

Blog by Roger A. Grimes

A long line of security vendors has promised to detect all malware. Every last one failed. Can Trustwave break the mold?
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