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Policy violation letters trick SMB workers into downloading malware

Bitdefender researchers detected an uptick in computers infected by Zbot via dozens of ARJ-compressed files.

Researcher hacks iPhone 6 Touch ID sensor

Little progress was made security wise, between the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 sensor, a researcher found.

Blackphone and Silent Circle announce bug bounty programs

Both programs offer a standard reward of $128 per qualifying vulnerability, although it could change depending on the severity of the bug.

Dragonfly malware was designed to target pharmaceutical companies

Although initial reports said Dragonfly was targeting industrial control systems, a new white paper indicates that this might not be the case.

Texas man ordered to pay $40.4M for Bitcoin Ponzi scheme

Trendon T. Shavers pocketed more than $101 million after convincing Bitcoin owners to invest in his phony firm.

IBM opens cloud resiliency center in N.C.

The center will help enterprises avoid costly disruptions caused by cyber incidents and natural disaster.

Google to encrypt data by default on Android L devices

The mobile operating system, Android L, is expected to be released later this year.

EFF Tor Challenge yields more than 1600 relays

The privacy group said the response to the Challenge exceeded its projections threefold.

Home Depot ignored security employees' vulnerability warnings

The New York Times reported that the retailer's security team warned of possible system vulnerabilities but managers never followed through.

Reddit, 4chan shut down another round of celeb nude photos

Another wave of celebrity nude photos were released Saturday and sites like 4chan moved quickly to remove them.

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