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Security myths that can make you laugh… or cry

To help organizations cut through the noise to focus on improving security structures, security experts identify industry myths and provide suggestions to avoid falling for them. 

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FBI reports more attempts to hack voter registration system

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has found more attempts to hack the voter registration systems of states, ahead of national elections.

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The Yahoo hackers weren't state-sponsored, a security firm says

Common criminals, not state-sponsored hackers, carried out the massive 2014 data breach that exposed information about millions of Yahoo user accounts, a security firm said Wednesday.

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Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Hard on the heels of the discovery of the largest known data breach in history, Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data...

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How to create a secure and hidden folder on your Android phone

Want to keep away the prying eyes? Then it's time to grab some apps that will make pictures, videos, and more disappear from plain sight.

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Analysts laud and lance new Microsoft browser armor

Analysts today gave mixed reviews to Microsoft's new security model for its Edge browser.

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Six senators demand more details about the Yahoo data breach

Six U.S. senators called Yahoo's belated discovery of a massive data breach "unacceptable," and they're demanding that the company provide more details.

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Swift CEO reveals three more failed attacks on banking network

Banks stopped three new attempts to abuse the Swift financial transfer network this summer, its CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said Monday, as he announced Swift's plan to impose tighter security controls on its customers.

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Your users have porous passwords? Blame yourself, IT.

Your efforts at raising security awareness could be making users feel that it’s pointless to try to protect themselves.

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How to mitigate hackers who farm their victims

Feeling raked over? You’re not alone; someone is probably probing your low hanging fruit right now. CSO covers how hackers farm the enterprise and how companies can mitigate the risks.

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10 ways to secure a mobile workforce

As much as you might want to implement all the latest best practices and lock down your company like Fort Knox, you need to align your policies to your company culture.

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Yahoo's claim of 'state-sponsored' hackers meets with skepticism

Yahoo has blamed its massive data breach on a "state-sponsored actor". But the company isn't saying why it arrived at that conclusion. Nor has it provided any evidence.

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34% off Master Lock Bluetooth Keyless Outdoor Padlock - Deal Alert

Use your smartphone to open this lock from Master Lock. Share access, monitor access history and receive alerts if someone is tampering. Its shackle offers 2 inch vertical clearance and is made of boron, offering maximum resistance to...

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New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry.

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Va. senator wants SEC probe of massive Yahoo breach

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Monday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo met its legal obligations to keep the public and investors informed about a massive breach of 500 million Yahoo...

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Armies of hacked IoT devices launch unprecedented DDoS attacks

The botnets made up of compromised IoT devices are now capable of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented scale.

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Here's how Microsoft is walling off malware to protect Edge users

Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the...

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Illusive Networks seeks to slow Swift attackers through deception

Today's savvy bank robbers don't break into vaults looking for gold or diamonds: They're more likely to be hacking networks looking for access to the Swift payment system.

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