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Java, Flash and Reader Still PC Admins' Biggest Security Headaches

Better than 2013 but still not good enough...

Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month...


Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'

US companies are being unfairly tarred for perceived cooperation with the government, she said...

FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of reported bank cyberattacks

The attacks are believed to have affected at least five US financial institutions...

Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'...

Vulnerabilities on the decline, but risk assessment is often flawed, study says says

The number of vulnerabilities could reach a three-year low in 2014, but correctly assessing their risk can be hard, IBM researchers said...

New malvertising campaign hit visitors of several high-profile sites

Attackers redirected users to Web-based exploits by pushing malicious advertisements onto popular sites, researchers from Fox-IT said...

Netflix open sources internal threat monitoring tools

The tools are designed for monitoring emerging security issues on the Web...

Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said...

Firefox OS to outdo Android on granular application permissions

Users will be able to revoke permissions previously granted to apps starting with Firefox OS 2.1...

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world...

Netcore, Netis routers have hardcoded password, Trend Micro says

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable...

Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

ICReach sought to provide easy access to billions of pieces of communications metadata...

PlayStation network back online after DDoS attack

Sony saw no evidence of any unauthorized access to users’ personal information...

Attack targets firms from the automobile industry in Europe

Attackers are sending emails containing a new information-stealing Trojan program to customer service departments, Symantec researchers said...

Sony says 'high traffic' downs PlayStation, Entertainment networks

The group claiming responsibility also appears to be involved in a bomb threat against an American Airlines flight...