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Facebook and Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

A new mechanism helps email servers determine if a message was intended for a recycled account's previous owner

Abandoned subdomains pose security risk for businesses

Attackers could hijack subdomains pointed by companies at external services they no longer use, researchers say


Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL and other sites delivers ransomware

The malicious ads exploited vulnerabilities to install the CryptoWall ransomware on computers, researchers from Proofpoint said

One week after patch, Flash vulnerability already exploited in large-scale attacks

The Fiesta exploit kit bundles an exploit for the CVE-2014-0569 vulnerability in Flash Player, researchers found

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

13 Steps Through a Data Breach

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

White House Cybersecurity Plans Hinge on Industry Dialogue

October has been designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it started with an appeal from the Obama administration for closer collaboration with businesses on cyber threats.

Windows 8.1 Backups Can Leave Sensitive Files Exposed to Internet

Failing to properly set up Windows File History can make private data Google-able.

CloudFlare aims to simplify SSL encryption with free service

Having encryption is critical to advancing a more secure future of the Internet, according to CloudFlare

New organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

Simply Secure will identify usability problems in open-source privacy tools and will work with developers to address them

BitTorrent opens Bleep peer-to-peer encrypted chat program to public testing

The application is available for Windows, Mac and Android and a supports voice calls and instant messaging

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Once Your Car's Connected to the Internet, Who Guards Your Privacy?

As more mobile devices connect to in-car infotainment and diagnostic systems -- and cars wirelessly connect to other vehicles, automated homes and roadways -- where you are and what you’re doing in your car could suddenly become very...

Twitter patches vulnerability that could have impacted advertising accounts

The security flaw was reported through the company's new bug bounty program and researcher was rewarded with $2,800

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Today's Security Hacks Are After More Than Bank Info

Customers cringe every time they hear about a bank, retail or healthcare hack that puts personal or financial data at risk. Today's hackers are after much more that credit card numbers, though -- and most firms are powerless to stop...

Open-source project promises easy-to-use encryption for email, instant messaging and more

Pretty Easy Privacy system aims to make encryption of written online communication accessible to masses

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How Boston Children's Hospital Hit Back at Anonymous

Hackers purportedly representing Anonymous hit Boston Children's Hospital with phishing and DDoS attacks this spring. The hospital fought back with vigilance, internal transparency and some old-fashioned sneakernet. That – and a...

Vulnerability in popular Joomla e-commerce extension puts online shops at risk

The security issue might affect other extensions as well, researchers from Sucuri said

Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player, delays Reader and Acrobat updates

The new Flash Player update patches 12 vulnerabilities, many of which could allow remote code execution

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