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Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Microsoft says default passwords, unpatched devices, poor inventory of IoT gear led to exploits against companies by Russia's STRONTIUM hacking group.

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Slack beefs up mobile security controls for Enterprise Grid

The latest updates to security controls for Slack’s enterprise-grade collaboration app are designed to make it easier to manage data on a range of devices.

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Train to become an ethical hacker for only $39

The 2019 Ethical Hacker Master Class Bundle features 10 courses on how to combat security threats, and it even includes prep material for CompTIA certifications.

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What is a computer worm? How this self-spreading malware wreaks havoc

A worm is a form of malware (malicious software) that operates as a self-contained application and can transfer and copy itself from computer to computer.

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Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac users

What's the best VPN for Mac? The number of VPN services can be daunting, which is why we've put them to the test—to help you find the best one for Mac owners

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Private Internet Access review: A great service with a reputation for protecting user privacy

Private Internet Access is a U.S.-based VPN service offering tons of servers, up to 10 simultaneous device connections, and an easy-to-use app.

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7 must-see talks at Black Hat and DEF CON 2019

Information security is fundamentally political. It's refreshing to see so many talks this year that merge policy and technology.

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What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

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Avira Free Antivirus review: Solid protection for your Mac

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac is a fairly barebones suite, but it offers highly rated protection at no cost to users.

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Cisco pays $8.6M to settle security-software whistleblower lawsuit

Cisco will pay $2.6 million to the federal government and up to $6 million to 15 states in a settlement over video security software it stopped selling in 2014

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Remote code execution is possible by exploiting flaws in Vxworks

Critical vulnerabilities have been found in WindRiver’s VxWorks’ real-time operating system that powers an advertised 2B connected devices, including some networking gear.

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100 million Capital One credit card applications hacked: What you need to know (and do next)

Capital One has revealed that some 100 million customers had their personal information stolen in a hack earlier this year. Here's everything you need to know.

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Lock down a Private Internet Access VPN subscription for up to 77% off

Between cybercriminals, shady governments, and data-hungry companies, there's no shortage of threats to your privacy online. But don't get discouraged—there's also a myriad of ways for you to remain safe and anonymous when surfing...

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What is a zero day? A powerful but fragile weapon

A zero day is a security flaw that has not yet been patched by the vendor and can be exploited. These vulnerabilities fetch high prices on the black market

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Apple’s Siri ‘eavesdropping’ controversy can be fixed with a toggle that should’ve been there all along

An Apple whistleblower has revealed the company’s practice of listening to samples of Siri recordings unbeknownst to users.

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Critical VxWorks flaws expose millions of devices to hacking

Researchers have found 11 serious vulnerabilities in VxWorks, the world's most popular real-time operating system (RTOS) that powers over 2 billion devices including enterprise network firewalls and routers, industrial controllers and...

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Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

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Mozilla blames 'interlocking complex systems' and confusion for Firefox's May add-on outage

The Firefox browser maker said it's figured out what caused problems with its browser add-ons and offered solutions to keep the issue from happening again.

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The biggest data breach fines, penalties and settlements so far

Hacks and data thefts, enabled by weak security, cover-ups or avoidable mistakes have cost these companies a total of nearly $1.23 billion and counting.

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Researchers to launch intentionally ‘vulnerable’ blockchain at Black Hat

Cybersecurity vendor Kudelski Security hopes the flawed open-source ledger it's created will help users learn about blockchain and let developers suggest security enhancements.

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