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Until the Tails privacy tool is patched, here's how to stay safe

Patches are ready for IP2, the vulnerable component in Tails, but it's not clear when Tails will update

Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploiting Elasticsearch weakness

Attackers are targeting Amazon EC2 instances with Elasticsearch 1.1.x installed


Mystery 'Onion/Critroni' Ransom Trojan Evolves to Use More Sophisticated Encryption

Tries out more efficient Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman

Nigerian 419 Scammers Diversifying into Trojan Malware, Finds Palo Alto

Little attempt to hide origins

Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

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

Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Surge to Record Levels in 2014, NVD Figures Reveal

Bromium analysis plots rise after IE 11's appearance

Russian government offers money for identifying Tor users

The Russian Ministry of Interior announced a contract for research on obtaining information about Tor users and their systems

EU, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet on 'right to be forgotten' but questions remain

Additional questions should be answered by the end of July

New guide aims to remove the drama of reporting software flaws

Bugcrowd worked with a legal firm, CipherLaw, to develop the framework

EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Civil rights campaigners say uniform guidelines are necessary to prevent information that should be publicly available being suppressed

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 is one of several found by Exodus Intelligence, a vulnerability broker

Hackers steal user data from the European Central Bank website, ask for money

The compromised information includes email addresses, phone numbers and physical contact addresses of ECB event participants

EBay faces class action suit over data breach

The proposed class action suit demands damages from eBay

Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules

Because raw data is shared in bulk, less stringent privacy safeguards apply, the court said

Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

StubHub accounts were compromised and used to buy tickets for popular events, which were then resold

BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.

File-encrypting Android ransomware 'Simplocker' targets English-speaking users

The malware was updated to use FBI-themed alerts and encrypt backup files, researchers from ESET said

Zero-day flaws in Tails aren't for sale, vulnerability broker says

Exodus Intelligence will provide a report to Tails by the end of the week, a company executive said

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