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Michaels Says Breach At its Stores Affected Nearly 3M Payment Cards

Another 400,000 cards at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected Full Story »
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IT Security is National Security -- but You're Not Alone

Managing the danger of cyberattacks has to involve all parts of an enterprise, speakers tell a Kaspersky conference

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Netcraft Tool Flags Websites Affected By Heartbleed

The new browser plug-in can identify Web sites that maybe vulnerable to the OpenSSL bug

News analysis

Federal CIOs Moving Cybersecurity Beyond Compliance

The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.

Advice & Opinion

LaCie Compromised for Over a Year

I guess there is truth in the saying that the devil is in the details. If anyone ever tries to tell you that their product or service is 100% secure you have my permission to smack them with a large fish (not an actual permission slip). That being said, it is good to tackle the issues straight on when you've been hacked. In this case the storage manufacturer LaCie was breached by a nefarious third party who managed to set up shop on their internal network well over a year ago.

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'Snowden Effect' has Changed Cloud Data Security Assumption, Survey Claims

Edward Snowden's revelations of sophisticated NSA spying have made many senior IT staff distinctly edgy about their use of the cloud with nine out of teen now paying close attention to the location of stored data, a survey of global attitudes has found.

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Kill Switch Proposals Finally Force Wireless Industry's Hand

Good news: You're finally going to be getting that theft-deterring kill switch as a standard feature on your mobile device. But when that feature becomes available next year, it may not be in the form the wireless industry would prefer.

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Heartbleed: Security Experts Reality-Check the 3 Most Hysterical Fears

Everything's been hacked! Change all your passwords but not yet! Security experts cut through the Heartbleed hype.

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Microsoft Extends Windows 8.1 Update Migration Deadline for Business

Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

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Facebook Users Targeted By Ibanking Android Trojan App

A computer Trojan injects messages into Facebook to trick users into installing Android malware, researchers from ESET said

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Windows XP's Retirement Turns Into Major Security Project for Chinese Firm

Since February, Qihoo 360 has been rolling out Windows XP security software to 200 million users

News analysis

Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things.

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Fortinet, McAfee, Trend Micro, Bitdefender Battle in Socially-Engineered Malware Prevention Test

Socially-engineered malware tries to trick users into downloading and executing malicious code through tactics that include everything from fake antivirus to fake utilities to fake upgrades to the operating system and trojanized applications. NSS Labs tested several endpoint security products to see how well each would block these attacks.

Top Line Interview

How a Cyber Cop Patrols the Underworld of Ecommerce

Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97 countries. Her job, described by the company's public relations firm as "the worst security job on the Internet," is to protect the public from illegal, and many times revolting, content, by shutting the sites down and alerting authorities about criminal activity. She spoke with CSO this week about her job and why she is proud of what she does.

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Two More States Eye Drone Use Limits

Louisiana and Pennsylvania could become the latest states to impose restrictions on the use of commercial drone aircraft over their airspace.