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Kmart hacked, exposing customers' card numbers

There is no evidence that personal information or debit-card PIN numbers were stolen, the company says

European suffered 229 public data breaches since 2004, study suggests

Better disclosure makes UK light up as hotspot

Dairy Queen stores hit by 'Backoff' malware, payment card data stolen

The systems were accessed using account credentials from a third-party vendor, Dairy Queen said

Symantec's board votes to split the company in two

One company will focus on security and the other on information management

Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud

To ensure trusted cloud operations, Microsoft Haven uses a new type of virtual machine and a set of new Intel chip security calls

Imation H300 portable hard drive can be managed from the cloud

FIPS-140 level 3 a-go-go

Four-digit passcodes remain a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption

Longer passwords would be more resistant to brute-force attacks

McAfee, think tank push online voting, but recognize security risks

A new paper calls for a push to solve security problems related to Internet voting

Almost half of Android devices still have a vulnerable browser installed

The percentage is much higher in some countries and lower in the U.S, security firm Lookout estimates

Startup Outlier grabs endpoint forensic data without agent software

Outlier, a startup with a sound pedigree in network security, is launching an endpoint threat-detection system that sets itself apart from competitors by working without the need for an agent on every machine.

Founder of digital currency Liberty Reserve extradited to the US

Budovsky is accused of operating a digital currency service that catered to criminals laundering money

Linux botnet Mayhem spreads through Shellshock exploits

The botnet targets Web servers that haven't been patched for recent vulnerabilities found in the Bash Linux shell

Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

Android SMS worm Selfmite returns, more aggressive than ever

A new version of the worm is causing infected devices to send thousands of spam text messages and has spread to 16 countries so far

Leaked programming manual may help criminals develop more ATM malware

Researchers found leaked documentation for application programming interfaces to interact with ATM devices

BSkyB turns to Splunk to help detect hacks on Sky customer accounts

Software introduced as cyber attacks continue to rise

Jitters over US surveillance could break the Internet, tech leaders warn

Loss of trust in Internet companies could lead to protectionism and a splintered Internet, they say

Public sector should be careful with BYOD, says new CESG guidance

It is always your problem, not the user's

DDoS attackers start using SSDP to fuel large reflection attacks

Arbor spots 30,000 attacks using protocol

Symantec reportedly in talks to split into storage and security units

The reported plans are in line with similar strategies announced by Hewlett-Packard and eBay


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