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SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom and Nokia have developed a prototype quantum cryptography system that combines the South Korean company's quantum key server with an encryption device from Nokia.

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By virtualizing the Android OS, Cog Systems says it adds more security to smartphones

It sounds like a smartphone user's worst fear: Software that starts up before the phone's operating system, intercepting and encrypting every byte sent to or from the flash memory or the network interface. This is not some new kind of...

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February Patch Tuesday updated

Microsoft released a single update last week with this February Patch Tuesday, after a week's delay. Or, perhaps MS17-005 is considered an out-of-band update from Microsoft?

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MWC 2017: Avast finds over 5.3 million hackable smart devices in Spain

More than 150,000 of those vulnerable IoT devices were webcams, including 22,000 hackable baby monitors and webcams in Barcelona.

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RSA Conference is a timesaver

For our manager, the annual security gathering is a great way to get quality time with vendors.

Now THAT'S secure!

When it comes to website security questions, this pilot fish has a bad attitude -- and that's "bad" spelled P-R-A-C-T-I-C-A-L. And that's great when nothing goes wrong.

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Samsung mulls iris scanners on smartphones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC.

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94% of Microsoft vulnerabilities can be easily mitigated

Just turn off Administrator's rights on the PC and you can lock it down.

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Understanding the attack surface to better allocate funds

How CISOs can be better informed and get ahead of attacks.

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Google discloses unpatched IE flaw after Patch Tuesday delay

Google's Project Zero team has disclosed a potential arbitrary code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer because Microsoft has not acted within Google's 90-day disclosure deadline.

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FCC puts the brakes on ISP privacy rules it passed in October

The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will seek a stay on privacy rules for broadband providers that the agency just passed in October.

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Cloudflare bug exposed passwords, other sensitive website data

For months a bug in Cloudflare's content optimization systems exposed sensitive information sent by users to websites including passwords, session cookies, authentication tokens and even private messages.

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The SHA1 hash function is now completely unsafe

Security researchers have achieved the first real-world collision attack against the SHA-1 hash function, producing two different PDF files with the same SHA-1 signature.

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Ransomware 'customer support' chat reveals criminals' ruthlessness

Finnish security vendor F-Secure released 34 pages of transcripts from the group chat used by the crafters of the Spora ransomware family. The transcripts give a whole new meaning to tech support.

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8 steps to regaining control over shadow IT

Learn how to discover those employees who went roaming for outside services.

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Breaking and protecting devops tool chains

Ken Johnson, CTO of nVisium, and Chris Gates, Senior Security Engineer at Uber talk to CSO Online's Steve Ragan about working with devops tool chains.

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Bruce Schneier and the call for "public service technologists"

Bruce Schneier, CTO of IBM Resilient on the increasing importance of technologist's presence in education and policy-making.

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Police arrest man suspected of building million-router German botnet

Last year, someone turned a German internet service provider into a million-router botnet. German police think they will soon have the culprit.

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