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Google protests Turkish YouTube ban

The Turkish government reversed an earlier decision to reinstate YouTube access after blocking the service last month

Windows XP only the latest example of risky software, argues KPMG

Consumer PCs already laden with risky programs

Patch Tuesday: Final Microsoft support for Windows XP addresses Internet Explorer problems

Historical significance but unremarkable patches

XSS flaw in popular video-sharing site enabled DDoS attack through visitors' browsers

Attackers exploited the vulnerability to hijack 22,000 browsers and launch a large-scale DDoS attack, researchers from Incapsula said

Government's digital-friendly security classifications come into force

From six down to three

Google amends terms to clarify that data is analyzed for ads

The company seeks to add greater clarity around its scanning of data such as email content

Bring your own wearables on the way, Google exec warns CIOs

Google announced an OS for wearables in March

Cryptocat sticks to openness despite grief over audits

Cryptocat's founder says the project will continue to release its audits and improve its code

Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

Users must, however, manually flip the switch for some sites like Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports

DDoS fear as 24 million home routers fuel hidden DNS amplification attacks

Nominum discovers home router pwnage

Low adoption rate of HSTS website security mechanism is worrying, EFF says

The advocacy group cites insufficient awareness among developers and lack of support across all browsers as the likely reasons

US government now requires banks to fight DDoS attacks

Ground breaking new regulation for US banks

5-year-old hacks Xbox, becomes Microsoft 'security researcher'

The boy got in via a glitch in the password verification screen

Microsoft to start blocking adware that lacks easy uninstall

The company revised the policies for classifying, detecting and handling adware programs in its security software

Indosat routing error impacts few but hits Akamai, Chevron

The telecommunications company mistakenly tried to lay claim to two-thirds of the world's networks

Android social apps slated for sending 'growth hacking' spam

Glide alone sent sent ten times the traffic of WhatsApp

Are Google's Chromebooks a sales hit? So far, the analysts can't say

Sales are growing but estimates still diverge

Sality malware, growing old, takes on a new trick

Sality is scanning the Internet for routers with public-facing configuration panels, Eset says

Smaller banks warned of hackers raising ATM withdrawal limits

A US federal agency warns of 'unlimited operations' where payment card limits are raised by attackers

IE easily beats Chrome, Firefox, Safari in malware detection


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