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WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption

The popular messaging app announced on Tuesday that it has already begun encrypting users' messages.

Chrome 39 contains 42 security fixes, fallback to SSL 3.0 removed

Google Chrome 39 was promoted to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux on Tuesday and contains 42 security fixes.

NATO launches largest cyber exercise to test its network security

With more than 400 technical, government and cyber experts involved, Cyber Coalition 2014 tested the speed of sharing threat intelligence.

State Department offers reward for arrest of Romanian fugitives

Nicolae Popescu and Dumitru Daniel Bosogioiu are wanted for organizing an international crime scheme that led to millions of lost dollars.

Financial institutions plan to spend billions more on security in coming years

PricewaterhouseCoopers surveyed more than 700 financial service companies and found that they plan to bulk up their cybersecurity efforts in the coming years.

Staples incident possibly connected to Michaels breach, report indicates

Brian Krebs reported on Monday that malware found in Staples stores was observed to be communicating with command-and-control networks used by attackers in the Michaels payment card breach.

Microsoft issues delayed elevation of privilege patch

The tech company delayed the release of bulletin MS14-068 until Tuesday.

Apple releases OS X Yosemite and iOS updates

The tech company addressed vulnerabilities in its newly released iOS 10 and improved reliablity on OS X Yosemite.

House committee asks for details on State Dept breach

Democrats on a House oversight committee have asked Secretary of State John Kerry when the breach was first discovered.

VA falters in cybersecurity audit for 16th year

Veterans Affairs has failed an annual cybersecuirty audit for the 16th year in a row, a new report reveals.

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