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ENCRYPT Act, Comey testimony show stark differences toward encryption

The director of the FBI repeated his "encryption thwarts law enforcement" mantra before a Senate committee as a pair of Congressmen introduced legislation designed to effectively ban state and local governments from mandating decryption.

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Third-party app stores riddled with malicious apps, Trend Micro warns

Third-party app stores for Android phones have become a breeding ground for dangerous malware capable of rooting victims' devices, delivering malicious ads and collecting user data, warned security firm Trend Micro.

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Panel approves Cobert as nominee for OPM director

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved Beth Cobert as nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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Alumni, deceased students among 1,100 affected in Montana school breach

Of the more than 1,100 students affected by a breach at a Montana high school nearly 200 are alumni and at least two are deceased.

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F-Secure: New malvertising campaign delivers ransomware via Skype, browsers

F-Secure announced yesterday that it has detected a malvertising campaign that delivers phony online ads to not only traditional browser platforms but also the Skype video chat application.

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Unauthorized access leads to Neiman Marcus Group breach, 5,200 affected

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) reported that someone gained unauthorized access to thousands of online customer accounts.

Missing drives contained PHI on 950K Centene customers

During an inventory of its IT assets, health insurer Centene discovered that six hard drives containing personal and health information on 950,000 customers had gone missing.

University of Virginia hit with Phishing scam, 1,400 affected

The University of Virginia (UVA) suffered a data breach that was initiated via a phishing scam that revealed the tax and banking data of some of the school's employees.

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IBM: Phishing scams a major cause of bank breaches

IBM: Phishing scams a major cause of bank breaches

Malicious attachments and links, ShellShock and Denial of Service (DOS) attacks were the top three cyber threats facing the financial sector, which suffered having 20 million records breached last year, according to a new study released by IBM.

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Fast Flux Bot Nets and Fluxer - Part 1

Fast Flux Bot Nets and Fluxer - Part 1

This time we'll start a two-parter on fast flux bot nets including the concept of domain generation algorithms.

February issue now available

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Opinions Me and my job: Gina Chapman

Me and my job: Gina Chapman

Gina Chapman, senior director of security operations, Center for Internet Security

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Threat of the month: February 2016

Threat of the month: Man-in-the-middle attack

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Debate: Cybersecurity information sharing allows network defenders to stay ahead of adversaries.

Debate: Cybersecurity information sharing allows network defenders to stay ahead of adversaries.

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