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Microsoft touts new, holistic approach to enterprise security

Microsoft combines the attack protection, detection and response features built into Windows 10, Office 365, Azure and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite to help enterprises improve their operational security posture.

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Millions of sensitive records exposed by mobile apps leaking back-end credentials

Thousands of mobile applications use cloud-based, back-end services in an insecure way, allowing anyone to access millions of sensitive records created by users, according to a recent study.

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BitLocker encryption can be defeated with trivial Windows authentication bypass

A researcher disclosed a trivial Windows authentication bypass that puts data on BitLocker-encrypted laptops at risk.

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Self-encrypting drives are hardly any better than software-based encryption

Two researchers demonstrated attacks against self-encrypting drives used in enterprise environments at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam.

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Comcast resets nearly 200,000 passwords after customer list goes on sale

Over the weekend, a reader directed Salted Hash to a post on a Dark Web marketplace selling a number of questionable, if not outright illegal goods. The post in question offered a list of 590,000 Comcast email addresses and...

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7 ways hackers can use Wi-Fi against you

Wi-Fi — oh so convenient, yet oh so dangerous. Here are seven ways you could be giving away your identity through a Wi-Fi connection and what to do instead.

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Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

Microsoft announced Monday that it has made a deal to acquire Secure Islands, an Israeli company that focuses on protecting companies' data.


US must make next move on Safe Harbor

The European Union expects the U.S. to make the next move in negotiating a replacement for the Safe Harbor Agreement.


Five moves for every new CISO's playbook

CISOs are pulling up roots and moving to new companies at a rapid pace as demand grows for leaders with cyber and information security expertise and salaries skyrocket. Many seasoned infosec professionals are also joining the CISO...

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Banking on security innovation to beat the hackers

Banks are being targeted by cybercriminals, and that looks likely to continue in a world with more data and devices. The question is– are banks being innovative enough with information security to ward off the threats?

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Are you ready to anticipate breach?

Leadership mindset is the key to success when it comes to handling breaches and better security.

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4 Interview questions for data security analysts

Data security analysts are a hot commodity with a rising salary. Here are four interview questions you can expect hiring managers to ask, plus tips to answer them.


Project Loon, Oracle security, Samsung profits - The Wrap

Project Loon takes off in Indonesia, Oracle touts new security measures embedded in silicon and a balloon will take you to the edge of space for a price.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison decries poor state of security, says he's fixed it

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has put better security at the heart of his pitch for the company's new products, though it could be a tough sell for a man who's long claimed his products are "unbreakable."

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South Korean manufacturing industry targeted with new backdoor program

South Korean organizations are being targeted in attacks with a new stealthy backdoor program that gives attackers full access to infected computers.

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Russian cyberspies targeted the MH17 crash investigation

A Russian cyberespioange group tried to infiltrate the international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) that was shot down by a missile over Ukraine in July 2014.

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Mozilla mulls early cutoff for SHA-1 digital certificates

Mozilla is considering banning digital certificates signed with the SHA-1 algorithm in July 2016.

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Western Digital self-encrypting external hard disk drives have flaws that can expose data

The hardware-based encryption built into popular Western Digital external hard disk drives has flaws that could allow attackers to recover data without knowing the user password.

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