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Google to start encryption shaming

Google to start encryption shaming

Google will start shaming websites for not encrypting connections between the user and the site itself by telling users exactly when they are visiting HTTP sites

Dropbox recommending some users update account credentials

Dropbox recommending some users update account credentials

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Dropbox is recommending to some users update the log in credentials for their account because a group of member emails and passwords may have been compromised.

Guidance on migration to SHA-2

Google has advised that Chrome will gradually sunset SHA-1 cryptography, which is used in the signing process of SSL certificates.

Microsoft removes Windows 8.1 Patch Tuesday update link

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After some users noted issues with this month's update, Microsoft opted to remove the links while it investigates the problems further.

Google implements HTTPS signal into search engine algorithm

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Websites using HTTPS will be given higher priority in searches.

Wikimedia Foundation lists removed links under 'right to be forgotten'

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The nonprofit group which run Wikipedia was notified by Google of links removed from its search results.

Darknet gets its first search engine

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Grams Darknet Market Search is patterned after Google and can only be accessed through the Tor browser.

Google considers boosting rankings of websites that encrypt

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The head of Google's Webspam team would like to see the company reward developers for encryption in an attempt to better protect Web users.

IE exploits are the "Threat of the Month"

IE exploits are the "Threat of the Month"

The "Threat of the Month" in our November issue are IE exploits.

Spear phish cracks White House computer network

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Government officials have yet to confirm the identity of the attackers, though Chinese hackers are being flagged as suspects.

Blocking entry: Browsers offer prime attack vector

Blocking entry: Browsers offer prime attack vector

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Web browsers have become today's de facto operating system -- the single place where end-users spend most of their time. As such, they're ground zero for attacks. Technology, though, is coming to the rescue.

Microsoft to release out-of-cycle patch for "critical" flaws

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Microsoft is set to release an update to repair five flaws, including a new zero-day vulnerability.

Microsoft to release out-of-cycle patch for "critical" flaws

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Microsoft is set to release an update to repair five flaws, including a new zero-day vulnerability.

IE zero-day exploit linked to Java 7 attackers

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Researchers believe the Nitro crime gang, also behind Oracle's Java zero-day exploit, launched recent attacks through a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.

Hacktivists take claim for Bank of America site disruption

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Bank of America customers experienced a slowdown in website access, an issue hacktivist "cyber fighters" claimed responsibility for, along with a planned attack on the New York Stock Exchange.

Industrial crimeware sets a blistering pace

Industrial crimeware sets a blistering pace

Industrialization is a key factor driving the rate at which criminals are turning to malicious software to make serious money.

Google increases rewards for bug and exploit finding

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Google is raising the stakes for researchers who can show exploits and discover vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser.

Google increases rewards for bug and exploit finding

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Google is raising the stakes for researchers who can show exploits and discover vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser.

Google increases rewards for bug and exploit finding

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Google is raising the stakes for researchers who can show exploits and discover vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser.

Microsoft, Adobe issue security updates for more than 50 bugs

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Microsoft plugged 26 vulnerabilities, and Adobe shored up 26 of its own as part of a monster Patch Tuesday. Each company is grappling with an active exploit as well.

Microsoft set to release nine patches for 10 security bugs

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Microsoft is prepping fixes for 10 vulnerabilities, with researchers' expecting the highest-priority fixes to involve issues in Internet Explorer and Exchange.

Microsoft set to release nine patches for 10 security bugs

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Microsoft is prepping fixes for 10 vulnerabilities, with researchers' expecting the highest-priority fixes to involve issues in Internet Explorer and Exchange.

Mozilla releases Firefox 14 to close several major holes

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Mozilla has issued patches for 14 vulnerabilities, four which are deemed "critical," in the latest edition of its Firefox browser.

Mozilla's Firefox browser now encrypts Google searches

Mozilla's Firefox browser now encrypts Google searches

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The latest version of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser has expanded its security features.

Mozilla's Firefox browser now encrypts Google searches

Mozilla's Firefox browser now encrypts Google searches

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The latest version of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser has expanded its security features.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft pushes nine fixes for 16 flaws

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In addition to 15 other vulnerabilities, Microsoft plugged a gaping Core XML Services hole that was being used in active exploits being foisted through Internet Explorer.

America's privacy and security enforcer

America's privacy and security enforcer

The FTC has made major moves this year in its fight against cyber crime, and if enterprises and organizations aren't careful, they may be facing a team of the agency's investigators.

Microsoft to issue nine patches, no word on XML fix

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Microsoft's monthly security update will be comprised of nine fixes to address 16 vulnerabilities, but it is unclear if a zero-day vulnerability in XML Core Services, which is under active exploit, will be remediated.

Google issues millions of search, download alerts daily

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As part of its services, Google sees thousands of new, malicious websites each day, and delivers warnings of poisoned search results and dangerous downloads to millions of users.

Microsoft patches IE, RDP security vulnerabilities

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As part of its regularly scheduled patch release, Microsoft issued fixes for gaping vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Remote Desktop Protocol. The software giant also released a new feature that, in the wake of the Flame virus, enables certificates to be automatically updated.

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