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Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

RAPPOR has been released under an open-source license

Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems


Drupal: If you weren't quick to patch, assume your site was hacked

Drupal site owners who failed to rapidly deploy a recent critical patch were advised to restore their sites from backups

Germany backs plan to retain personal flight data across EU

Retaining flight data would violate fundamental rights, opponents said

Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Osquery watches for operating system state changes that might indicate a security issue

How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached

Cybercriminals create platform for automating rogue credit card charges

The developers claim it can emulate human interaction to trick payment gateways

Attack campaign infects industrial control systems with BlackEnergy malware

Customers of three SCADA human-machine interface products from different vendors were potentially affected, ICS-CERT said

Europe's top court to rule on whether IP addresses are personal data

If IP addresses are considered personal data, that could be a win for some privacy advocates

Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report

Security vendor coalition cleans 43,000 malware infections used for cyberespionage

The removed tools were used by a prolific Chinese cyberespioange group dubbed Axiom

Retain private data for police use or face $685,000 fine, Swedish authority tells ISP

Swedish ISP Bahnhof will fight the order -- and says it has a mysterious Plan B up its sleeve

Clues point to Russia in long-running spying campaign

'APT28' has predominantly focused on targets of interest to Russia, FireEye said

Vulnerability in widely used 'strings' utility could spell trouble for malware analysts

Extracting text strings from binary files is not as safe as most people think, a security researcher found

Tor Project flags Russian 'exit node' server for delivering malware

The server used a technique to append malware to legitimate code

Senator wants Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Rockefeller

The 'Backoff' malware linked to data breaches is spreading

A rising number of devices are connecting to Backoff-related infrastructure, Damballa says

Cyberespionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

The group targeted military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and media organizations, researchers from Trend Micro said

Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

The company was criticized for sending data about content to its servers in plain text

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