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Study: 17 percent of IT pros confident they can defeat cyberattacks

Study: 17 percent of IT pros confident they can defeat cyberattacks

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A recent study found that only 17 percent of IT professionals were confident in their ability to defeat cyberattacks.

Researchers spot mobile malware competition on the black market

Researchers spot mobile malware competition on the black market

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IBM security researchers have spotted an uptick in mobile malware competition in pricing, features and quality on the black market.

Mich. bill would make car hacking a felony punishable by life in prison

Mich. bill would make car hacking a felony punishable by life in prison

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Hacking a connected car in Michigan could warrant a life sentence behind bars if recently proposed legislation is passed into law.

U.S. CIO hints federal adoption of 'bimodal IT' to balance old and new tech

U.S. CIO hints federal adoption of 'bimodal IT' to balance old and new tech

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U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott Tuesday hinted his office may be working to help guide federal agencies to adopt "bimodal IT."

Odd 'phantom trips' taken a year after Uber log-in credentials surface on dark web

Odd 'phantom trips' taken a year after Uber log-in credentials surface on dark web

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Odd "phantom trips' taken nearly a year after Uber log-in credentials surfaced on the dark web.

One in three Americans resort to risky behaviors to remember passwords, study

One in three Americans resort to risky behaviors to remember passwords, study

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A recent SecureAuth study found one in three Americans resort to risky behaviors to remember passwords.

Millennials more likely to store sensitive data on mobile devices, study

Millennials more likely to store sensitive data on mobile devices, study

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An Equifax study found millennials were more likely to store sensitive data on their personal devices.

VMware patches MitM and web session hijack vulnerability

VMware patches MitM and web session hijack vulnerability

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VMware advised users to patch a critical issue that could allow man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks or web session hijacking.

Researchers claim to remotely 'brick' Apple devices with '1/1/1970' bug

Researchers claim to remotely 'brick' Apple devices with '1/1/1970' bug

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Researchers claimed to have remotely exploited the "1/1/1970" bug which can allegedly "brick" iOS devices.

Reboot flaw leaves millions of ARRIS SURFboard modems vulnerable

Reboot flaw leaves millions of ARRIS SURFboard modems vulnerable

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An unauthenticated reboot flaw has potentially left millions of ARRIS SURFboard modems vulnerable to a simple attack.

Data breaches galore: state health dept., two schools, grocery chain hit

Data breaches galore: state health dept., two schools, grocery chain hit

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In this latest roundup, a state agency, two educational institutions, and a grocery chain fell victim to separate data breaches.

Malware in surveillance cameras sold on Amazon

Malware in surveillance cameras sold on Amazon

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Malware allegedly found in Urban Security Group's (USG) Sony Chip HD 6 Camera 1080P PoE IP CCTV surveillance camera kit.

Energy execs may be too confident in ability to detect threats as cyber attacks increase

Energy execs may be too confident in ability to detect threats as cyber attacks increase

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A Tripwire survey found energy executives may be overconfident in their organizations' ability to detect threats.

Researcher discovers Apple pass code bypass vulnerability

Researcher discovers Apple pass code bypass vulnerability

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A researcher at Vulnerability Lab claims to have discovered a pass code bypass vulnerability in iOS 9.3.1.

Researcher nets $13K for Microsoft auth vulnerability

Researcher nets $13K for Microsoft auth vulnerability

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U.K.-based security researcher Jack Whitton netted $13,000 in Microsoft's bug bounty discovering a serious authentication vulnerability.

Survey finds 'accountability gap' among execs dealing with cybersecurity

Survey finds 'accountability gap' among execs dealing with cybersecurity

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The cybersecurity "accountability gap" is growing, as many executives say they don't feel responsible for cyber attacks.

PayPal vulnerabilities could have allowed phishing emails

PayPal vulnerabilities could have allowed phishing emails

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A researcher netted $500 from PayPal's bug bounty program for a vulnerability that could have allowed phishing and other attacks.

Remote execution vulnerability found in Lhasa library

Remote execution vulnerability found in Lhasa library

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Cisco's security team disclosed a vulnerability in the Lhasa LZH/LHA decompression tool and library that could allow remote code execution.

Google nose it's you, a new angle to facial recognition for security

Google nose it's you, a new angle to facial recognition for security

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Google researchers are experimenting with real-time facial recognition that continuously authenticates users from a mobile phone's viewpoint.

Hacker leaks Norfolk Admirals customer data

Hacker leaks Norfolk Admirals customer data

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A hacker Wednesday posted online the personal information of roughly 250 Norfolk Admirals hockey team customers.

Ukraine approves new cyber-security strategy

Ukraine approves new cyber-security strategy

New standards and cyber-security strategy approved in Ukraine to thwart Russians hacking infrastructure as Russian software purchases halted.

Obama extends executive order for cyber sanction powers

Obama extends executive order for cyber sanction powers

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President Obama Tuesday extended the duration of the economic sanctioning powers that were put in place last year to combat cyber threats.

Russia and U.S. to resume cybersecurity cooperation

Russia and U.S. to resume cybersecurity cooperation

Russia and the US are to revive a series of bilateral agreements on cyber-defence including the world's first non-aggression treaty on IT

UPDATE: Certified ethical hacker website spreading TeslaCrypt

UPDATE: Certified ethical hacker website spreading TeslaCrypt

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The website of a security certification provider that administers certified ethical hacker qualifications has reportedly been spreading TeslaCrypt.

Pennsylvania police warn speeding ticket scam could spread malware

Pennsylvania police warn speeding ticket scam could spread malware

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The Tredyffrin, Penn. Township Police Department is warning residents of an email scam that sends fake speeding citations via email and requests payment be made using an online site.

Oracle releases out of cycle fix, Cisco patches six critical vulnerabilities

Oracle releases out of cycle fix, Cisco patches six critical vulnerabilities

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Oracle and Cisco Wednesday released security updates that addressed critical vulnerabilities in their respective products.

House subcommittee hearing discusses making cyber insurance more accessible

House subcommittee hearing discusses making cyber insurance more accessible

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A lack of actuarial data on cybersecurity risks places a significant hurdle to some small business looking to acquire cyber insurance.

FBI, DoT release PSA on dangers of connected cars

FBI, DoT release PSA on dangers of connected cars

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The FBI and the DoT released a PSA to warn manufacturers and consumers of potential vulnerabilities in connected automobiles.

Arrogant ransomware author's plans foiled by creator of the ransomware's source code

Arrogant ransomware author's plans foiled by creator of the ransomware's source code

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An arrogant ransomware author had their plans foiled after the creator of the ransomware's source code stepped in.

Report: IoT data leaks, unreported vulnerabilities, among top threats that lay ahead

Report: IoT data leaks, unreported vulnerabilities, among top threats that lay ahead

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Researchers at the Information Security Forum (ISF) listed the top nine emerging cyber threats.

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