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Large scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

In desperation, many ransomware victims plead with attackers

TeslaCrypt creators negotiated with victims, earned over $76,000 in two months


The best way to protect passwords may be creating fake ones

A research project, NoCrack, creates plausible decoy password vaults to confuse attackers

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Microsoft aims to increase confidence in cloud services with better networking

The company upgrades physical and virtual networking capabilities

Electronic lock maker clashes with security firm over software flaws

CyberLock said it wasn't given enough time before IOActive published a security advisory

Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

Many users never changed the password thinking it was unique to them

Wi-Fi client vulnerability could expose Android, Linux, BSD, other systems to attacks

A flaw in the widely used wpa_supplicant wireless client can lead remote code execution

Microsoft moves to address customers' concerns about cloud control and transparency

The company will launch new features for Office 365 designed to give organizations more control and visibility into their data

Congress moves forward on cyberthreat sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The House may vote this week on a bill that would allow shared cybertheat information to be passed to the NSA and law enforcement agencies

Centrify adds extra protection for sensitive accounts with new cloud service

The company's Centrify Privilege Service will cost from $50 per user and month

VMware helps CIOs tunnel their way to more secure mobile apps

VMware's goal is to make it easier for administrators to control what apps and resources mobile users can access

Researchers show that IoT devices are not designed with security in mind

Lack of encryption and other security issues found in home automation hubs could facilitate burglary, stalking and spying

Chinese Internet authority clashes with Google over digital certificates

Google's Chrome will no longer recognize new digital certificates issued by CNNIC

Salesforce acquires mobile authentication firm Toopher

Toopher used to offer a mobile two-factor authentication app

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We review 5 of the leading network access control products.

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Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Network Access Control (NAC) products continue to get better and easier to use.

British Airways notifies frequent flyers of possible breach of their accounts

Many users had their reward points removed from their accounts as a precaution

Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches

The flaws could allow attackers to gain limited access over affected devices or to disrupt their normal operation

Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

Weak authentication in Dell's System Detect utility could have enabled drive-by malware attacks

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