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Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

The cloud services company detected 17 DDoS attacks in the third quarter that generated traffic of more than 100 Gbps.

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Abandoned subdomains pose security risk for businesses

Attackers could hijack subdomains pointed by companies at external services they no longer use, researchers say.

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4 security tips for Apple Pay users

A payments industry expert shares four tips to help you get safely and security started with Apple's new contactless payment system, Apple Pay.

Apple to stop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications soon

Apple is one of many companies moving to shut down SSL 3.0 for good.

Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

The SaaS industry can also help increase adoption by designing products with better user interfaces.

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

The data migration will help Xiaomi improve load times for its international services.

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

The new OS will feature enhancements in areas like identity protection, data security and malware resistance.

Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL and other sites delivers ransomware

The malicious ads exploited vulnerabilities to install the CryptoWall ransomware on computers, researchers from Proofpoint said.

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Snapchat, Whisper promise privacy but fail (miserably) to deliver

Privacy and anonymity in the era of social media are promises left unfulfilled. Are users to blame?

PCI compliance under scrutiny following big data breaches

Should PCI standards do more than set a baseline for security -- and should they be given teeth for when companies don’t comply?

China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

China has allegedly staged the attack, according to an anti-censorship group.

Microsoft discloses zero-day flaw, publishes quick fix

Microsoft has published a temporary fix for a new zero-day flaw that affects nearly all versions of Windows and is currently being exploited via PowerPoint.

Android ransomware 'Koler' turns into a worm, spreads via SMS

The Koler ransomware locks the device screen and displays fake messages from police agencies.

Ants biting the underside of leaves as a result of infection by O. unilateralis., the zombie fungus

Need to improve your network security? Try studying fungus

New research argues that IT security professionals should look to nature for inspiration in fighting intruders

Google extends two-factor authentication with physical USB keys

Google Chrome gets support for new authentication protocol called Universal 2nd Factor.

FTC appoints privacy researcher Soltani as chief technologist

Soltani has assisted newspapers with investigations of government surveillance and online privacy

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5 non-traditional hiring tips for InfoSec

The majority of companies surveyed – 70 percent – says their IT security departments were understaffed.

One week after patch, Flash vulnerability already exploited in large-scale attacks

The Fiesta exploit kit bundles an exploit for the CVE-2014-0569 vulnerability in Flash Player, researchers found.

Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devices

A partnership between Adobe and Nielsen gives broadcasters detailed viewing data.

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