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Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

Most major browser makers responded to concerns about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities by updating their wares to try and fend off any web-based attacks.

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Step aside, Windows! Open source and Linux are IT’s new security headache

The Equifax breach is the latest example of attackers targeting open-source software in the enterprise.

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Tech Talk: The Equifax data breach, a new Apple Watch and A.I. for all

With the Equifax breach still making waves, the new Apple Watch now on wrists and A.I. seemingly everywhere, our panel digs into what's in the news in IT.

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Heads up: Malware found in Piriform’s CCleaner installer

If you installed the popular Windows registry scanner and cookie cleaner CCleaner after Aug. 15, you’re likely running a decapitated botnet.

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Equifax security breach debacle thickens with improbable denials

Equifax uses the data breach to sign up victims for its credit monitoring service — but why do they change the notification? Plus, execs sold shares in the company following the breach.

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U.S. Cyber Command gains status | Salted Hash Ep 1, Pt 2

Reporters Steve Ragan and Fahmida Rashid discuss the implications of the U.S. Cyber Command's recent elevation in status, putting it on the same level as the military’s other functional combatant commands.

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Mingis on Tech: The language of malware

When it comes to tracking down the bad actors behind malware and ransomware, cybersecurity firms are turning to linguists.

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Mingis on Tech: How linguistics can help catch cyberattackers

When it comes to tracking down the bad actors behind malware and ransomware, cybersecurity firms are turning to linguists.

Windows Defender does not defend Windows 7 against WannaCry

A number of articles about Wannacry/WannaCrypt point out that Microsoft updated Windows Defender to detect it. But, that's not the whole story for Windows 7 users.

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FTC to crack down on bogus ‘tech support’ lines

Bogus sites claiming to be Microsoft are the new Nigerian scammers.

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China pays for Windows XP addiction as 'WannaCry' hits

The WannaCry ransomware has wormed its way into tens of thousands of Windows PCs in China, where Windows XP remains relatively popular.

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Patching Windows XP against WannaCry ransomware

Microsoft issued a bug fix yesterday for Windows XP to patch the SMB flaw used by the current WannaCry ransomware. This is a walk-through of installing the patch

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How your company needs to train workers in cybersecurity

Businesses are being urged to train their workers to be more vigilant than ever to protect passwords and sensitive data and to recognize threats.

What prevents breaches: process, technology or people? One answer is PC, and one is right.

Many experts say that people are more important than process in the IT security world. That is politically correct, as opposed to actually correct.

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Bank gets lesson in the security failings of third parties

Brazilian bank was an easy target after its DNS provider was compromised.

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VMware patches critical virtual machine escape flaws

VMware has released critical security patches for vulnerabilities demonstrated during the recent Pwn2Own hacking contest that could be exploited to escape from the isolation of virtual machines.

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U.S. faces limits in busting Russian agents over Yahoo breach

In a rare move, the U.S. has indicted two Russian spies for their suspected involvement in a massive Yahoo data breach. But what now?

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CIA-made malware? Now antivirus vendors can find out

Thanks to WikiLeaks, antivirus vendors will soon be able to figure out if you have been hacked by the CIA.

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