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ACLU urges gov't to establish bug bounty programs, disclosure policies

ACLU urges gov't to establish bug bounty programs, disclosure policies

In a letter, ACLU encouraged the government to follow in the footsteps of some tech companies that have introduced "security researcher-friendly policies."

iOS text message bug a nuisance, could have broader security implications

iOS text message bug a nuisance, could have broader security implications

An iOS 8 bug in the Messages app causes iPhones to crash and reboot after receiving a specific string of Arabic characters.

Study: Average cost of data breach is $6.5M

Study: Average cost of data breach is $6.5M

The Ponemon Institute and IBM released their annual cost of data breach study on Wednesday and found that data breaches continue to cost enterprises more than in previous years.

Data acquired from non-IRS sources enabled access to 100K taxpayer accounts

Data acquired from non-IRS sources enabled access to 100K taxpayer accounts

The IRS announced on Wednesday that attackers used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain access to information on more than 100,000 tax accounts.

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Vulnerability in Cordova Android platform allows for app behavior modification

A vulnerability in the Android platform of Cordova could allow attackers to modify apps' behavior by clicking a URL.

Music streaming service Gaana offline after hacker exposes user database flaw

The website for the Indian streaming service was still down as of Thursday afternoon EST, but Gaana says that the vulnerability is patched.

Megaupload sites seized by DOJ now distributing malware

Megaupload domains that were seized by the U.S. Department of Justice three years ago are now being used to distribute malware.

Researchers track subway riders using smartphone malware

The technique is accelerometer-based and requires a malicious application to be introduced on the target's smartphone.

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Beacon Health System notifies patients of possible data compromise

Unauthorized individuals gained access to Beacon employee email accounts as part of a phishing attack.

Former Jacobi Medical Center employee improperly emails patient data

Roughly 90,000 patients are being notified that a former Jacobi Medical Center employee improperly emailed their personal information.

Thousands of Bellevue Hospital Center patients notified of data breach

Roughly 3,300 patients have been notified that their personal information was included in a spreadsheet that was improperly emailed to an unauthorized recipient.

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