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Resources related to information security, including news and opinion and more on software and application flaws and fixes, data breaches, the inside threat the latest hacker attacks.

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NSA Spying Revelations have Tired Out China's Huawei

Huawei has for years fought off allegations that it spies for China Full Story »
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Coding Error Protects Some Android Apps From Heartbleed

A few office-productivity apps are protected from Heartbleed thanks to a mistake

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Apple Patches Secure Transport, But Not Because of Heartbleed

Apple today issued a security-only update for OS X, patching 25 vulnerabilities in Mavericks, its newest operating system, and 7 bugs in older editions.

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While Heartbleed Distracts, Hackers Hit US Universities

As many as 250,000 people could be affected by a wave of attacks not using Heartbleed

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Google Reportedly Wants to Make Email Encryption Easier, But Don't Hold Your Breath

Email encryption is a great way to keep snoops out. Too bad it's not a realistic option as a built-in feature for Gmail.

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You Got Spam Mail: Slew of AOL Email Accounts Fall Prey to Spoofing Attack

The undead are rising from their graves--or at least a legion of long-forgotten AOL email addresses are.

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Search and Rescue Group Sues FAA Over Drone Use

A battle for rights to U.S. airspace is brewing between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and organizations looking to operate small, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for commercial and other purposes.

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BlackBerry Releases BES 10 Security Update to Address 'Heartbleed' Flaw

BlackBerry's BES 10 software was updated on Tuesday to fix a security issue related to the "Heartbleed" OpenSSL vulnerability.

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Cisco Announces Security Service Linked with New Operations Centers

Cisco today announced Managed Threat Defense, a set of security services for the enterprise that Cisco is providing through two new operations centers to remotely support intrusion-detection, incident response and forensics, among other services.

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How to Keep Your Smartphone (and its Data) Secure

These tips and tools can help you keep your smartphone close, and protect your data if it strays.

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Mysterious Malware Steals Apple Credentials From Jailbroken iOS Devices

Some iOS users found a malicious library of unknown origin on their jailbroken devices

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Verizon: Web Apps are the Security Punching Bag of the Internet

Verizon today issued its annual data-breach investigations report, a study of what happened in 1,367 known cases across dozens of industries in 95 countries last year, and the most common form of attack was breaking in through Web applications.

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NEC launches face-recognition protection for PCs

NEC's face-recognition technology is being rolled out as an enterprise security solution

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Web Apps and Point-of-sale Were Leading Hacker Targets in 2013, Says Verizon

The telco's annual data breach report incorporates data from more sources than ever before

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SEC Seeks Data on Cybersecurity Policies at Wall Street Firms

The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to review the cyber defenses of 50 Wall Street broker-dealers and investment advisers to determine whether they are prepared for potential cyber threats.