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Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Infecting NAS devices with malware can be very valuable for attackers, a researcher said

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Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

MasterCard Teams Up With Startup to Launch First Payment Card With Fingerprint Sensor

Combines security of biometric authentication with the speed and convenience of contactless payment

All-in-one printers can be used to control infected air-gapped systems from far away

Researchers have developed Morse code for transmitting data via pulses of light sent to an operating scanner

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Snapchat and Other Online Services Need to Tighten Security

Regardless of the fact that some data leaks weren't the result of direct server hacks, Internet service companies need to do a better job of educating their users and offering stronger security measures.

New Tech Transforms Transparency Into Privacy

Privacy by obscurity is dead; long live privacy by transparency

Hillary Clinton: Social media is no match for real-world interactions

The former U.S. Secretary of State said face-to-face meetings are more valuable when it comes to solving society's greatest problems

Dropbox dismisses claims of hack affecting 7 million accounts

The credentials leaked by an alleged hacker online were likely stolen from other services, the company said

What you should consider when choosing a password manager

Password managers offer many convenient options, but some come at the expense of security

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5 Techniques for Securing Your Enterprise Data

The pros and cons of new techniques and tools, such as cloud access security brokers, adaptive access control and pervasive sandboxing.

Banks See Amazon, Apple and Google as Growing Threat, Report Claims

Peer to peer lenders also an increasing concern

Kmart hacked, exposing customers' card numbers

There is no evidence that personal information or debit-card PIN numbers were stolen, the company says

IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

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Analysts React to Symantec Split Announcement

On Thursday, Symantec said that it would separate into two business units; one that focuses entirely on security, while the other sticks to information management. Symantec's announcement follows similar ones from Hewlett-Packard and...

13 Steps Through a Data Breach

Here is what an organization should do after a security breach occurs.

Dairy Queen stores hit by 'Backoff' malware, payment card data stolen

The systems were accessed using account credentials from a third-party vendor, Dairy Queen said

Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

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How to Fend Off Data Breaches

Being reactive and clueless is simply not an option any longer. Let data governance guide you to protect your network.

Businesses Must Exchange Private Data with Partners to Drive Efficiencies, Says Berners-Lee

Consumers also need to realize value of their own data

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