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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

Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones


Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over affected routers

E-paper display gives payment cards a changing security code

The technology, from Oberthur Technologies, will be tested by two banks in France

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

First software update for Apple Watch includes security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates

New encryption flaw, LogJam, puts Web surfers at risk

The flaw is closely related to FREAK and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers said

Toward Omniscient Cybersecurity Systems

CISOs need an all-knowing central system to truly address their cybersecurity monitoring, diagnostics, and operations needs

URL-spoofing bug in Safari could enable phishing attacks

A researcher developed code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded

Apple, Google urge Obama to reject encryption back doors

The firms signed a group letter calling on the president to resist security workarounds demanded by law enforcement

In desperation, many ransomware victims plead with attackers

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

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Top security tools in the fight against cybercrime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these as you can.

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13 must-have security tools

The experts weigh in on their top picks for protecting enterprise networks.

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7 security threats that go ignored too often

From unencrypted email to open Wi-Fi to faulty firewalls, these common security threats are actually easy to fix, but most often go overlooked. In combination, these threats could easily be giving away the entire farm.

Security Is a Prisoner of the Network

Cybersecurity professionals must gain experience and get comfortable with virtual network security

Sally Beauty confirms second payment card breach

There's enough evidence to confirm an intrusion, but the scope of the breach is not yet clear

Asian nations increasingly hit by espionage groups

Multiple groups of attackers are focusing on government and military targets in Asia and the Pacific region, researchers fine

China-based hackers used Microsoft's TechNet for attacks

The group, nicknamed DeputyDog, takes aim at governments and companies, FireEye said

Google Network Security Sans Perimeter

Leading-edge network architecture called BeyondCorp is a sign of things to come

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