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  1. Major US DNS provider hit with DDoS, part of the Internet becomes unreachable
  2. Dirty COW Linux kernel zero-day exploited in the wild is now patched
  3. Cloud providers not expanding security as fast as customers adopt cloud
  4. DressCode Android malware found in 3,000 apps
  5. How the EFF was pushed to rethink its Secure Messaging Scorecard
  6. US DOJ can’t access data stored abroad with just a warrant, court rules
  7. Shard: Open source tool checks for password re-use
  8. Avast to acquire AVG for $1.3 billion
  9. New Russian law to force service providers to decrypt encrypted comms
  10. Android-rooting malware lurking on Google Play
  11. ApocalypseVM ransomware decrypter released
  12. 70,000 hacked servers for sale on xDedic underground market
  13. Adobe Flash zero-day actively exploited in targeted attacks
  14. 789% year-over-year spike in malware and phishing
  15. Improving software security through a data-driven security model
  16. Who’s tracking you online, and how?
  17. PGP-encrypted comms network allegedly used by criminals shuts down
  18. Researcher develops tool that blocks OS X crypto-ransomware
  19. Beware of emails with JavaScript attachments!
  20. Rooting malware lurking in third party Android app stores
  21. Playing Hearthstone? Want to cheat? You might end up with Bitcoin-stealing malware
  22. Android users on high alert as malware, phishing and scams are projected to rise
  23. 60+ Trojanized Android games lurking on Google Play
  24. OpenSSL bug that could allow traffic decryption has been fixed
  25. The history of cyber attacks: From ancient to modern
  26. Versatile Linux backdoor acts as downloader, spyware
  27. "Deliberately hidden" backdoor found on US governments comms system
  28. OpenWPM: An automated, open source framework for measuring web privacy
  29. OS X's Gatekeeper bypassed again
  30. Cheap web cams can open permanent, difficult-to-spot backdoors into networks
  31. Android banking Trojan defeats voice call-based 2FA
  32. Drupal moves to fix flaws in update process
  33. SLOTH attacks weaken secure protocols because they still use MD5 and SHA-1
  34. January Android security update fixes 5 critical flaws, removes unneeded component
  35. Difficult to block JavaScript-based ransomware can hit all operating systems
  36. Google is testing password-free logins
  37. Android users targeted with sophisticated new banking Trojan
  38. Cisco Systems will be auditing their code for backdoors
  39. Oracle agrees to settle FTC charges it deceived consumers about Java updates
  40. Who planted the backdoors in Junipers firewalls?
  41. New date for migrating off vulnerable SSL and early TLS encryption
  42. Linux machines can be "owned" by hitting backspace 28 times
  43. Linux machines can be "owned" by hitting backspace 28 times
  44. Twitter users warned about being targeted by state-sponsored attacks
  45. Business email compromise scams still happening, still successful
  46. Whitepaper: Cyber Security Best Practices
  47. Turn the Cyber Kill Chain against your attacker
  48. Apple releases security updates for every major product
  49. Microsoft warns of imminent end of support for all but the latest Internet Explorer versions
  50. A deadly campaign delivers Pony info-stealer followed by Cryptowall ransomware
  51. 86% of PHP-based apps contain at least one XSS vulnerability
  52. How Europol analyzes malware
  53. VTech data breach gets worse: Childrens pictures and chat logs were also compromised
  54. Global cyberconflicts, hacktivism and disruptions are on the horizon
  55. Telegram Android app is a stalker's dream
  56. VPN protocol flaw allows attackers to discover users true IP address
  57. Spyware/adware combo masquerading as AnonyPlayer hits Android users
  58. Video training course: Penetration testing and ethical hacking
  59. How malware peddlers trick users into enabling Office macros
  60. ISIS operation security guide gives insight into group's cybersecurity practices
  61. How fake users are impacting business through acts of fraud and theft
  62. Exploit kit activity up 75 percent
  63. Anonymous goes after ISIS, aims to expose recruiters and sympathizers
  64. Point of Sale malware gaining momentum as holiday shopping season approaches
  65. Event: ENITSE Enterprise IT Security Conference & Exhibition
  66. Bug in Android Gmail app allows effective email spoofing
  67. Phishers are targeting millions of DHL customers
  68. Google debuts customized warning for social engineering sites
  69. Information security innovation and the fast-paced threat landscape
  70. Email is more secure today than it was two years ago
  71. Digitally signed spam campaign spotted delivering malware
  72. Rooted, Trojan-infected Android tablets sold on Amazon
  73. Ivan Ristic and SSL Labs: How one man changed the way we understand SSL
  74. Three indicted in largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution in history
  75. Beware of Apple-themed phishing emails threatening to limit your account
  76. Stolen or lost devices and the risks of remote working
  77. Final TalkTalk breach tally: 4% of customers affected
  78. A new, streamlined version of Cryptowall is doing rounds
  79. IT priorities are changing: Cloud-first strategy to rise
  80. Sale of legitimate code-signing certs booms on darknet markets
  81. Trojanized versions of 20,000 popular apps found secretly rooting Android devices
  82. 11 zero-days uncovered in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  83. Researchers map out hard-to-kill, multi-layered spam botnet
  84. Hard-hitting insights into global attacks targeting organizations
  85. Open source tool checks for vulnerabilities on Android devices
  86. Chimera crypto-ransomware is hitting German companies
  87. The growth of mobile malware and online banking attacks
  88. Stanford researchers identify potential security hole in genomic data-sharing network
  89. Researchers can identify people through walls by using wireless signals
  90. Most consumers believe cloud-based apps can be hacked
  91. Android infostealer masquerading as MS Word document
  92. China is the top target for DDoS reflection attacks
  93. Hackers put up for sale 13 million plaintext passwords stolen from 000webhost
  94. Most are unaware of the seriousness of medical data theft
  95. US Library of Congress makes tinkering with your car software legal
  96. The security communitys reaction as CISA passes US Senate
  97. How can we decide on surveillance and privacy when we can't see the whole picture?
  98. WhatsApp collects phone numbers, call duration, and more!
  99. TalkTalk breach: Attackers demand £80,000 for stolen data
  100. The top 6 scariest cloud security mistakes and how to avoid them
  101. Cloud-based vulnerability management: Top vendors in the field
  102. What should companies do after a wide-scale data breach?
  103. Nine arrested in UK investigation of criminal network defrauding bank customers
  104. Week in review: Criminals hacked chip-and-PIN system, secret code in printers allows tracking, and insecure WD self-encrypting hard drives
  105. Microsoft wants researchers to find bugs in .NET Core and ASP.NET, will pay
  106. 12 new malware strains discovered each minute
  107. Smart home security and privacy checklist
  108. Four things to know about new net neutrality rules
  109. New ransomware delivered via Windows Remote Desktop Services
  110. Apple pushes out critical security updates for OS X, iOS, watchOS, and other products
  111. WikiLeaks publishes documents stolen from CIA directors email account
  112. Think twice about Android root
  113. Back to the Future: How much of Marty and Doc's tech is a reality?
  114. Fitbit trackers can easily be infected with malware, and spread it on
  115. Tech support scammers start targeting users of Apple devices
  116. Tech-savvy users are actually the worst offenders
  117. Free PCI and NIST compliant SSL test
  118. Data dump points to a breach at Electronic Arts
  119. 1 in 4 organizations have experienced an APT
  120. IS hackers are attacking the US energy grid
  121. Secret code in color printers enables government tracking
  122. UK workers are significantly lacking in security awareness
  123. Facebook starts warning users of state-sponsored attacks against their accounts
  124. Emergency Flash update plugs zero-day exploited in the wild
  125. Internet of Things: Rethinking privacy and information sharing
  126. Cyber warfare fears spur US Navy to teach celestial navigation again
  127. Microsoft fixes critical flaws in all versions of Windows and Office
  128. Hackers are exploiting zero-day flaw in fully patched Adobe Flash
  129. UK, US law enforcement agencies disrupt Dridex botnet
  130. Global Internet experts reveal plan for more secure, reliable Wi-Fi routers
  131. The countdown to the EU Data Protection Regulation
  132. How to become a nightmare for cyber attackers
  133. Companies investing in cloud, security and Big Data are growing faster
  134. Secure networks are the key to unlocking A2P potential
  135. WiFi jamming attacks more simple and cheaper than ever
  136. America’s Thrift Stores breached by Eastern European criminals
  137. Android ransomware gets new, professional look thanks to Google’s Material Design
  138. Internet of Things: Connecting the security dots from application design to post-sale
  139. Review: Abusing the Internet of Things: Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts
  140. Cybersecurity expectations: Myth and reality
  141. Compliance vs. cybersecurity: Insurers face competing priorities
  142. Thousands of Zhone SOHO routers can be easily hijacked
  143. Chinese hackers arrested at US request
  144. GnuPG 2.1.9 released
  145. Authentication bypass flaw in Netgear SOHO routers exploited in the wild
  146. Don't sink your network
  147. Theoretical computer science provides answers to data privacy problem
  148. LogMeIn to acquire LastPass for $125 million
  149. Apple boots some ad blockers from App Store to protect users privacy
  150. Which Android smartphones are most secure?
  151. Attackers compromise Cisco Web VPNs to steal login credentials, backdoor target networks
  152. Do attribution and motives matter?
  153. Most are concerned about security of healthcare data
  154. Top strategic IT predictions for 2016 and beyond
  155. New Toshiba CMOS image sensor improves recognition and authentication
  156. CIOs agree, IT is more complex than ever
  157. Fake Android apps bypass Google Play store security
  158. Former journalist faces 25 years in prison for article defacement
  159. Free tool to remove YiSpecter iOS malware
  160. Hackers breach firm whose tech is used in Samsung Pay
  161. Pen-testing drone searches for unsecured devices
  162. Photo: A walk through Cyber Security Europe 2015
  163. The average cost of cybercrime escalates to $15 million per organization
  164. The impact of digital business on information security
  165. How are businesses responding to cyber risks?
  166. Huawei 3G routers rife with flaws
  167. Wealth of personal data found on used electronics purchased online
  168. Amazon launches AWS web application firewall
  169. Previously unknown Moker RAT is the latest APT threat
  170. The price of the Internet of Things will be a vague dread of a malicious world
  171. How attackers attempt to infect organizations
  172. High prevalence of personal health information at risk
  173. Winnti groups attack platform is based on decade old malware
  174. Cisco disrupts major ransomware campaign that brought in $30M annually
  175. IP camera manufacturers force researcher to pull conference talk
  176. Google patches Stagefright 2.0 on Nexus devices
  177. Attackers take over org's OWA server, harvest domain credentials with malicious DLL
  178. T-Mobile customer data stolen from Experian already for sale
  179. Applying machine learning techniques on contextual data for threat detection
  180. Attackers prefer lower-bandwidth DDoS attacks
  181. Cybersecurity is being taken seriously around the globe
  182. Nuclear facilities are wide open to cyber attacks
  183. Top 5 Android Marshmallow enterprise security benefits
  184. Advertising malware affects non-jailbroken iOS devices
  185. Car hacking via compromised car diagnostic tools
  186. Prevention is the best cure for identity theft
  187. The changing role of the risk manager
  188. Week in review: The evolution of the CISO, a simple Gatekeeper bypass, and Stagefright 2.0
  189. Compromising Macs with simple Gatekeeper bypass
  190. Unexpectedly benevolent malware improves security of routers, IoT devices
  191. Personal info of 15 million T-Mobile USA customers stolen in Experian breach
  192. Fake PayPal app is going after German users' banking credentials
  193. With unprotected keys and certificates, businesses lose customers
  194. Exposing fraud behavior patterns associated with compromised identities
  195. Unsurprisingly, companies are not protecting personal information
  196. New, improved Ghost Push variants continue to target Android users
  197. Employee use of cloud services puts business data at risk
  198. Stagefright 2.0: A billion Android devices could be compromised
  199. Apple releases OS X El Capitan, patches passcode loophole in iOS
  200. 7 key global DDoS trends revealed
  201. Compromising Macs with simple Gatekeeper bypass
  202. The value of threat intelligence
  203. The barriers to cybersecurity research, and how to remove them
  204. Fragmented approaches to PKI don't always follow best practices
  205. CISOs are looking for more integration and automation
  206. 500 million users at risk of compromise via unpatched WinRAR bug
  207. Scammers use Google AdWords, fake Windows BSOD to steal money from users
  208. Attackers posing as legitimate insiders still an enormous security risk
  209. Companies leave vulnerabilities unpatched for up to 120 days
  210. Women represent only 10% of the infosec workforce
  211. File insecurity: the final data leakage frontier
  212. VBA malware is back!
  213. Too many vulnerable medical systems can be found online
  214. XOR DDoS botnet launching attacks from compromised Linux machines
  215. Do security flaws with life-threatening implications need alternative disclosure?
  216. Hilton, Trump hotel chains hit by PoS malware
  217. How to avoid data breaches? Start by addressing human error
  218. The evolution of the CISO in todays digital economy
  219. Chinese fraudsters are hijacking and misusing Uber accounts
  220. Oysters tablet comes preinstalled with Trojanized Android firmware
  221. Mobile ad network exploited to launch JavaScript-based DDoS attack
  222. Yahoo open-sources Gryffin, a large scale web security scanning platform
  223. How organizations can increase trust and resilience
  224. Is your network suffering from the trombone effect?
  225. Silent Circle launches Blackphone 2, delivering business and personal privacy
  226. Infographic: Devaluing data, fighting cybercrime
  227. Mapping the underground cybercrime economy in order to disrupt it
  228. Cisco releases tool for detecting malicious router implants
  229. Enhancing email security in Office 365
  230. GreenDispenser malware makes ATMs spit out cash
  231. Mobile payments data breaches expected to grow
  232. Free tool helps organizations respond to vulnerability reports
  233. Scandinavian users hit with fake post office emails, ransomware
  234. Vulnerabilities in security software leave users open to attacks
  235. The number of fingerprints stolen in OPM hack rose to 5.6 million
  236. Apple tackles the XcodeGhost crisis by removing apps, alerting devs and users
  237. Chinese promotion company hijacks Android devices around the world
  238. CUJO: Plug-n-play protection for all devices
  239. Healthcare industry sees 340% more security incidents than the average industry
  240. Free WordPress plugin for a password-free login
  241. Using external URL shorteners for internal needs may lead to sensitive data leaks
  242. Killing computer infrastructures with a bang!
  243. WD My Cloud NAS devices can be hijacked by attackers
  244. ENISA provides details on the complex cybersecurity exercise carried out in 2014
  245. Firefox 41 includes critical security updates
  246. Most gamers lack confidence in developers’ security safeguards
  247. NIST will award $3.6 million to projects designed to improve cybersecurity
  248. Facebook tries to help advertisers and users with new ad control options
  249. Number of XcodeGhost-infected iOS apps rises
  250. Exploit broker offers $1 million for reliable iOS 9 exploit