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Mistake in ransomware program leaves decryption key accessible

It's unlikely, however, that average users would pick up on the error and reclaim their files

What are Advanced Evasion Techniques? Don't expect CIOs to know, says McAfee

Confusing AETs with more famous APTs

Google cracks whip to stop Android Play store apps abusing users

But will new developer policies make a difference?

Google, Level 3 DNS services hijacked by TurkTelekom

Turkey's campaign to restrict access to sites such as YouTube and Twitter are continuing

Data breaches eroding usefulness of personal identification, argues new analysis

Criminals mining identifiers such as social security numbers

Patch management blunders facilitate cybercrime

No excuse: Half of exploitable vulnerabilities publicly known for at least two years

'Coinkrypt' malware mines cryptocurrencies on Android

But the simple malware is likely to run a battery down, or worse, cause a phone to overheat

Nottingham Trent University buys ForeScout to secure booming Wi-Fi network

Condolidates fragmented network

Man wins 16-year laptop battle after spending £250,000 on legal fees

For the want of a modem

Cryptolocker infection forces chamber of commerce to spend $5,000 on new PCs

Still cutting a swathe through small-town America

HP unveils creepy app that stalks people as they shop

App enables retailers to send targeted adverts to customers

CERT-UK launched by Francis Maude to battle cyberattack threat

Late but ready to roll

Smartphone kill-switch could save consumers $2.6B per year, says report

A survey finds almost all consumers want the ability to remotely kill a stolen cellphone

After outcry, Microsoft changes course and won't access user data in theft probes

Instead, the company will refer the matter to law enforcement agencies

Cointrust CEO says his technology can take Bitcoin mainstream

The stealth-mode startup by serial entrepreneur Steve Kirsch will make an initial product launch later this year

Hosting company describes security scare aimed at Bitcoin accounts

Attackers intercepted password-reset emails by manipulating Chunk Host's third-party email service

Full Disclosure security mailing list reborn under new management

Nmap creator sets up a replacement for the recently closed Full Disclosure security mailing list

Gameover malware targets accounts on employment websites

In addition to CareerBuilder, new variants of the Trojan program target Monster.com, researchers from F-Secure said

Security vendor Trustwave named in Target-related suit

Trustwave should have detected and prevent the attacks, the suit claims

New BitCrypt ransomware variant distributed by bitcoin stealing malware

Victims are asked to make bitcoin payments to recover encrypted files after their bitcoin wallets might have already been emptied


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