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Severe AirDroid vulnerability exposes users, patch incoming

Sand Studio says the update fixes a serious security issue in the latest release that exposed personal information to attackers.

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Ransomware attacks against businesses increased threefold in 2016

The number of ransomware attacks targeting companies increased threefold from January to September, affecting one in every five businesses worldwide.

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Attackers use hacked home routers to hit Russia's 5 largest banks

Botnets made up of hacked home routers were used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against the five largest financial organizations in Russia.

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How this analyst targeted a phisher

A potential victim tries to turn the tables on a spear phisher.

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Georgia says it's traced an attempted voter hack to DHS

Georgia's secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration system from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.

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Russian cyberspies likely behind DNC breach move on to German election

A group of suspected Russian cyberspies blamed for interring in the U.S. elections is also attempting to influence the upcoming vote in Germany, according to the country’s domestic intelligence agency.

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Cyberspies stole secrets from industrial giant ThyssenKrupp

Germany-based industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp was hit by a cyberespionage attack earlier this year that resulted in data being stolen from its industrial solutions and steel producing units.

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OpenVPN will be audited for security flaws

The next major version of OpenVPN, one of the most widely used virtual private networking technologies, will be audited by a well known cryptography expert.

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EMV migration delay doesn't let gas stations completely off the hook

Last week, Visa, MasterCard and American Expressed delayed the EMV migration deadline for gas stations from October 2017 to October 2020 -- but that doesn't mean that gas stations can now relax their EMV upgrade plans

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U.S. and U.K. spy agencies have been intercepting in-flight phone calls for years

U.S. and U.K. spy agencies have been monitoring in-flight mobile phone users for years, according to new revelations from the trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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A Turkish hacker is giving out prizes for DDoS attacks

A hacker in Turkey has been trying to encourage distributed denial-of-attacks by making it into a game, featuring points and prizes for attempting to shut down political websites.

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Democrats unveil bill to probe Russia's role in alleged election hacks

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a government probe into whether Russia may have interfered with the presidential election by hacking high-profile political targets.

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Latest Android security update fixes Dirty COW, GPS vulnerabilities

The monthly Android security update released this week fixes the serious Dirty COW privilege escalation attack that could allow malicious apps to take full control of devices.

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Playing cyber defense is not enough to win

Where to draw the line when it comes to offensive cyber attacks

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Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack

Since October, millions of internet users have been exposed to malicious code served from the pixels in tainted banner ads meant to install other forms of malware, according to security firm ESET.

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Backdoor accounts found in 80 Sony IP security camera models

Many network security cameras made by Sony could be taken over by hackers and infected with botnet malware if their firmware is not updated to the latest version.

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App developers not ready for iOS transport security requirements

A month before Apple is expected to enforce stricter security requirements for app communications in iOS, enterprise developers don't seem ready to embrace them, a new study shows.

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Tell-tale toys open bedroom door to strangers, consumer groups warn

Internet-connected toys subject children to hidden marketing messages and allow strangers to converse with them from a distance, consumer rights groups say.

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