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Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:56:41 +0000

Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:56:41 +0000

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Deleting your Yahoo email account? Yeah, good luck with that

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Some Yahoo users say inconsistent security practices makes the account deletion process near impossible.

Lone hacker Rasputin breaches 60 universities, federal agencies

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:45:00 +0000

Rasputin has danced around the defenses of organizations from NYU and Oxford to the Oklahoma state government.

Xen Project asks to limit security vulnerability advisories

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:43:35 +0000

The organization is requesting permission to limit disclosures to only the most severe bugs.

Wickr, the encrypted messaging app, finally goes open source

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:00:00 +0000

All it took was nearly five years and a shuffle of senior management.

Researchers discover over 170 million exposed IoT devices in major US cities

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Webcams, medical devices, routers and databases are only some of the devices on show.

CrowdStrike denied bid to block security report in legal challenge against ''subversive'' NSS Labs

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:24:00 +0000

Updated: CrowdStrike deemed NSS Lab's operations "unethical, illicit, and subversive," but the courts did not uphold this belief.

Senators want to know more about Trump's new secure smartphone

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:09:00 +0000

And, given recent highly-publicized security mishaps, the senators want to know if he even uses it.

Most US firms would pay to avoid data breach shame going public

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Two-thirds admit they would cough up almost $125,000 rather than admit a successful cyberattack has taken place.

Ancient equipment and poor networking: BlackBerry weighs in on the state of medical device security

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000

BlackBerry executive Nader Henein says that before security weaknesses can be addressed, healthcare providers need to take a long, hard look at their networks and rebuild them from the ground up.

Researchers create new ransomware to target industrial systems

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:13:00 +0000

Without too much trouble, the ransomware was quickly able to hijack simulated water treatment plants.

Recorded Future expands platform to scan every source on the web for digital threats

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:12:00 +0000

The threat intelligence platform can now track data across everything from the clear web to closed, underground forums.

Senators frustrated with Yahoo's silence around hacks inquiry

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:40:00 +0000

The senators are concerned about Yahoo's "willingness to deal with Congress with complete candor" after two cyberattacks announced late last year.

Intel's 'Threat Landscape Dashboard' tells you today's worst digital threats

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:29:00 +0000

The new online platform keeps a real-time record of today's most significant cybersecurity threats.

Former US Army National Guard member jailed for supporting ISIS

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:49:48 +0000

The 27-year-old has been charged with attempting to help members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

FDA one of many 'toothless dragons' with no will to tackle medical device security

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:08:00 +0000

A security expert says the dragons need to start breathing fire to keep patients safe from medical device security flaws.

Privacy 101: How your fingerprint could actually make your iPhone less secure

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:59:00 +0000

Fingerprints and thumbprints might be convenient, but they can be used against you.

Microsoft allowed to sue US government over gag orders, court decides

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:59:00 +0000

Microsoft previously argued that gag orders are often used for crimes not involving national security.

Secrecy surrounds White House cybersecurity staff shakeup

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:24:00 +0000

The Obama-appointed chief information security officer was charged with keeping the president and his staff safe from cyber-threats posed by hackers and nation-state attackers.

Privacy 101: How to always find your iPhone again

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:59:00 +0000

Losing your iPhone used to be a headache. Now, not so much. Just make sure you turn this feature on.

Programmer releases bot army to crush Windows Support scammers

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0000

Can an army of bots remove the scourge?