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Microsoft enables potential unwanted software detection for enterprise customers

Microsoft has started offering protection against potentially unwanted applications in its anti-malware products for enterprise customers.

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Kalinin nuclear power plant's new neighbor will be a data center

Russian utility RosEnergoAtom is builidng a datacenter next to its Kalinin nuclear power plant to profit from the steady supply of electricity and nearby communications links.

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Microsoft zaps dodgy Dell digital certificates

Microsoft has updated several of its security tools to remove two digital certificates installed on some Dell computers that could compromise data.

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VPN bug poses privacy threat to BitTorrent downloaders

A bug affecting some VPN services can be used to figure out a computer's real IP addresses, including those of BitTorrent users, which could pose a huge privacy and possibly a legal risk.

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Connected cars gather too much data about their drivers, say motorists associations

Car drivers may imagine they have greater privacy than public transport users, but that isn't necessarily the case in modern, connected cars, European motoring organizations warn.

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Older Dell devices also affected by dangerous eDellRoot certificate

Users who have Dell Windows-based laptops, desktops, tablets and other devices that were bought before August should check if their systems have the self-signed eDellRoot certificate that can compromise their private communications.

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Millions of embedded devices use the same hard-coded SSH and TLS private keys

Thousands of routers, modems, IP cameras, VoIP phones and other embedded devices share the same hard-coded SSH host keys or HTTPS server certificates.

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Microsoft beefs up security products to block adware

Microsoft is adding a new opt-in defense for enterprises to block adware, which is often sneakily wrapped into free downloads.

Apple brings down apps, mainly Chinese ones, with malware

Dridex spam campaigns target the US, UK and France

The Dridex botnet, which targets financial credentials, appears to be gaining steam again, striking computers in the U.S., U.K. and France.

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Microsoft acknowledges bug led to Windows 10 November upgrade stoppage

Microsoft has restored access to Windows 10's November upgrade from its download center after pulling the upgrade because of a bug.

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Lenovo patches serious vulnerabilities in PC system update tool

For the third time in less than six months PC manufacturer Lenovo has had to update the System Update tool pre-loaded on some of its products for security reasons.

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SAFECode: How to ensure you’re buying safe software

The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) has issued guidelines to make it easier, especially for businesses trying to decide which products to buy.

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Criminalize websites that refuse to delete terrorist content, say MEPs

Website operators should be held criminally liable if they fail to remove content that incites terrorism, Members of the European Parliament voted Wednesday. But they also wants these companies to voluntarily cooperate with...

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Digital forensics market set to double, report says

'Increasing crime, terrorist attack threats and rising security concerns' are among the drivers behind new demand for digital forensics, a report says.

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After breach, Cisco takes cert tracker offline

Pearson VUE system hacked though "limited" data exposed

VCE integrates Cisco's ACI to simplify SDN deployments

VCE announces ACI integration to help customers considering deploying SDN.

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7 hot Microsoft Xbox Black Friday 2015 deals

Retailers are offering solid discounts on the Microsoft Xbox One console for Black Friday 2015, so if your 2005 Xbox 360 is showing its age or you’re just looking to dive into Microsoft’s gaming platform for the first time, here’s a...

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After a lapse, Intel looks to catch up with Moore's Law again

For Intel, the temporary inability to keep up with Moore's Law -- the foundation of its business -- was a minor embarrassment, but the company is trying hard to catch up.

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