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New Facebook security tool released to help users protect accounts

Facebook launched its "Security Checkup" tool to acquaint users with its security features.

Oklahoma restaurant hit with POS breach, possibly from outside country

Salita's Mexican Restaurant in Durant, Okla., experienced a POS breach that may have originated from outside the country.

Tripwire uncovers smart home hub zero-day vulnerabilities

Three top-selling smart home hubs on Amazon have zero-day vulnerabilities that could allow an outsider entry into the user's home, Tripwire reported.

Blue Coat acquires Perspecsys to make the public cloud private

Blue Coat has broadened its CASB abilities with the acquisition of Perspecsys.

White House said to be mulling retaliation against China for OPM hacks

After indicating that it would not take action against China for a pair of breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, the Obama administration is reportedly considering responding.

Secret NSA map shows Chinese cyberespionage targets in U.S.

A secret NSA map was obtained by a news outlet shows the locations of "Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage" targets based in the U.S.

Europol creates first dark web training program

With notable dark web marketplaces, including Darkode, being taken down recently, Europol announced the creation of a unique training course to prepare agents for this covert line of work.

Phishing campaign strikes U.K. and U.S. companies

A phishing campaign discovered by Proofpoint aims at U.K. and U.S. organisations.

Privacy advocacy group sends 6.1 million faxes to Senate to protest CISA

Privacy advocacy group, Fight For the Future announced their campaign generated 6.1 million faxes to Senators in protest of CISA

House, Senate weigh bills to strengthen intrusion, detection initiatives

Congress is entertaining a pair of bills aimed at improving cybersecurity at government agencies.

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