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Hacker coalition sets out to improve critical device security, challenges car makers

The group aims to improve cyber security of medical, automotive, home electronics, and public infrastructure systems

Seven ways DARPA is trying to kill the password

From analyzing the way you walk to your heartbeat, these futuristic authentication systems could be here soon

Gemalto pounces on SafeNet for cloud encryption and authentication

That'll do nicely, says smartcard giant

Some mobile POS devices still affected by critical flaws months after patch

Security researchers demonstrated that they can completely compromise such devices by using programmable smart cards

Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

Yahoo ad system used to push CryptoWall ransom 'malvertising'

Yahoo's system being exploited

Google lowers search ranking of websites that don't use encryption

The move is intended to promote better security practices across the Web

OpenSSL, critical encryption component, gets nine software fixes

None of the problems are as bad as Heartbleed, but administrators are advised to patch

Five unanswered questions about massive Russian hacker database

Lots of questions follow Tuesday's revelation of the amassing of 1.2 billion credentials by Russian hackers

CryptoLocker victims offered free decryption tool to get back scrambled files

Announcement confirms de-clawing of feared malware

Payment cards with chips aren't perfect, so encrypt everything, experts say

The EMV or 'chip-and-PIN' system is not without security flaws, researchers warned

Security vendor Gemalto to acquire SafeNet for $890M

The deal would combine security tools from the core to the edge of enterprise systems

Black Hat keynote: U.S. should buy up zero day attacks for 10 times going rate

Dan Greer has other suggestions to improve cyber security that will make software vendors ‘yell bloody murder'.

Emerging networking technology used by Apple, Cisco will frustrate firewalls

Multipath TCP improves performance but hampers security

Oracle issues a virtual strongbox for enterprise encryption keys

Oracle Key Vault provides a central repository for storing enterprise encryption keys

Proxy server operator arrested by British copyright police

The man handed over 36 sites to the police that now show a copyright banner

US federal agencies halt background checks by contractor after cyberattack

US Investigations Services claimed the incident has the markings of a state-sponsored attack

Network-attached storage devices more vulnerable than routers, researcher finds

A security review found serious vulnerabilities in 10 popular NAS systems

Massive Russian hack has researchers scratching their heads

Many questions remain after a security company said it had uncovered a huge database of stolen online credentials

Russian 'CyberVors' gang has stolen 1.2 billion logins and counting, says US security firm

Consider yourself compromised


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