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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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Dell shifts security focus to data itself

Dell Data Guardian is a new type of security product that eschews Maginot-line-type walls and instead goes for protecting the data itself. Each file has its own encryption and security policy. This granular approach allows for a...

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How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'practical and usable'

Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for years has been a promising approach to protecting data while it’s being computed on, but making it fast enough and easy enough to use has been a challenge.

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WannaCry attacks are only the beginning

As the WannaCry ransomware attack evolves, more cybercriminals are likely to attempt to profit from the vulnerability it exploits and similar flaws in the future.

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New ransomware Jaff demands $3,700 payments

Attackers behind the highly successful Locky and Bart ransomware campaigns have returned with a new creation: A malicious file-encrypting program called Jaff that asks victims for payments of around $3,700

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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer and Edge

The Tuesday updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge forces those browsers to flag SSL/TLS certificates signed with the ageing SHA-1 hashing function as insecure.

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UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

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State-of-the-art multifactor authentication (MFA) technologies

Multifactor authentication offers more, better factors/options to protect credentials and data than ever.

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DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

Starting in September, publicly trusted certificate authorities will have to honor a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that allows domain owners to specify who is allowed to issue SSL certificates for their domains.

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Trust issues: Know the limits of SSL certificates

All SSL certs are not created equal, and web browsers make matters worse by not clearly showing what security you’re actually getting

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A free decryption tool is now available for all Bart ransomware versions

Antivirus vendor Bitdefender has released a free decryption tool that works for any files affected by the Bart ransomware.

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Top 5 email security best practices to prevent malware distribution

With email representing an open, trusted channel that allows malware to piggyback on any document to infect a network, it’s often up to the organizations – their security teams and employees – to adopt appropriate security strategies...

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Email security appears grounded as attacks continue to take flight

With clever cybercriminals finding creative new ways to get to users, has email security lost the battle to protect.

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Swearing Trojan malware in China heralds things to come in the U.S.

A new piece of malware is running rampant in China, even though its crafters have already been arrested. It exploits new methods of distribution, but still relies on human weakness, which seems to be abundant. Phishing (general) and...

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LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or to infect computers with malware.

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To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Google plans to remove the extended validation (EV) status of any such certificates issued by Symantec and to force the company to replace all of its customers' certificates.

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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics' Knox platform later this year.

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Some HTTPS inspection tools might weaken security

Companies that use security products to inspect HTTPS traffic might inadvertently make their users' encrypted connections less secure and expose them to man-in-the-middle attacks, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns.

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