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The next target for phishing and fraud: ChatOps

Cloud-based chat systems introduce a unique set of requirements given the breadth and depth of access to potentially sensitive data

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Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top DDoS protection services.

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NY regulation aims to raise bank security standards

Next week, New York State will begin a 45-day public comment period on its new financial industry cybersecurity regulation -- and, so far, security experts have a favorable view of the proposal

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ICS vulnerabilities are still rampant

Industrial control systems are part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. But according to a panel of security experts, they remain catastrophically vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.

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Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

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Why 90% of customers still want their Note7

There's some debate about whether the number can indeed be that high, and what happened to the other 10% of Note7 users -- if they've already gone to another device or just opted not to do anything at all.

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

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6 expert tips to better secure third-party network access

Survey shows that enterprises are not worrying enough about outside access to their networks.

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Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different

Vint Cerf is considered a father of the internet, but that doesn't mean there aren't things he would do differently if given a fresh chance to create it all over again.

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Yahoo uncovered breach after probing a black market sale

A hacker's attempt to sell user data he claimed was stolen from Yahoo actually led the company to uncover a far more severe breach.

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Hackers have a treasure trove of data with the Yahoo breach

Thursday's confirmed breach at Yahoo means that a treasure trove of stolen data is very likely circulating on the black market -- potentially putting millions of internet users at risk.

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Verizon learned of massive Yahoo data breach just two days ago

Verizon, now finalizing its $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo, only learned of the massive data breach at Yahoo two days ago.

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Medical devices: Many benefits, but many insecurities

Security weaknesses in connected medical devices will not be resolved for a long time, a panel of experts at the recent Security of Things Forum said. But in the interim, security could be drastically improved just by eliminating...

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The massive Yahoo hack ranks as the world's biggest -- so far

When Yahoo said on Thursday that data from at least 500 million user accounts had been hacked, it wasn't just admitting to a huge failing in data security -- it was admitting to the biggest hack the world has ever seen.

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Yahoo data breach affects at least 500 million users

A massive breach at Yahoo stole account details from at least 500 million users and is being blamed on state-sponsored hackers.

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Homeland Security issues call to action on IoT security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Silvers says his purpose in speaking at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on Thursday wasn’t to scare anyone, but then he went ahead and called on everyone in the room to...

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Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts

Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the still-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.

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