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Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

The law could impact international businesses, as Romania is a hub for IT outsourcing and development


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Boeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

It seems like something out of an old episode of Mission Impossible or Inspector Gadget—an ultra-secure phone that self destructs. But such a phone might be close to reality, courtesy of Boeing and BlackBerry.

Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

Some users felt customer serivce was lacking and called for more detailed and frequent updates about the outage

Crimeware-as-a-Service offers custom targeting

The Vawtrak banking malware botnet allows cybercriminals to target specific geographic areas with custom malware.

Apple deploys first-ever automatic patch to fix NTP flaw

Apple on Monday used an automatic security update mechanism for the first time to deploy a fix for a critical vulnerability in NTP, or Network Time Protocol, that was uncovered by a Google engineer.

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Santa learns a lesson from Sony [CARTOON]

When dealing with North Korea, the North Pole figures it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Garden-variety DDoS attack knocks North Korea off the Internet

Experts cite the fragility of North Korea's connection, note that routine DDoS attacks could have easily forced the country offline.

Yes, Virginia, 'The Interview' will be shown on Christmas Day after all

Two US movie theater chains will screen the controversial comedy

US lawmaker asks Sony for details on data breach

Information from Sony can help Congress craft new cybersecurity laws, Cummings says

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Misfortune Cookie vulnerability affects 12 million routers

A newly-discovered vulnerability puts 12 million routers at risk around the world in homes, small business, and corporate environments.

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11 sites that can feel Sony’s pain

These lesser-known data breaches have caused passwords to be spilled all over the Internet as well.

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What the Sony breach means for security in 2015

The Sony breach has wide reaching implications for security and offers a wake up call to many organizations. But as Beth Rothke explains, not everyone will learn from the lessons of this incident

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3 Snapchat alternatives for self-destructing messages

When you care enough to expire your very worst.

Thunderbolt devices can infect MacBooks with persistent rootkits

The rogue code will run in the boot ROM and will be hard to detect or remove, a researcher said

China is key to North Korean Internet, but maybe not hackers

Policing the country's Internet link wouldn't necessarily stop the actions of hackers

Flaw in open-source PDF viewer could put WikiLeaks users, others at risk

The flaw could be exploited to launch XSS and content spoofing attacks

Two-factor authentication oversight led to JPMorgan breach, investigators reportedly found

The attackers stole an employee's access credentials and used them to access a server that lacked a stronger authentication mechanism

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Apple issues NTP security update for OS X

Apple releases a critical security update that affects OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite users.

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Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

The security of the web itself was tested in unprecedented ways in 2014--but the news isn't all bad.

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