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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

Data leak lets out account information from bond insurer MBIA

The data includes account numbers, balances and more, according to a security blog

Bugzilla disaster averted - patches released for major flaw in open source platform

Flaw could have allowed access to zero day data

Windows XP flaws help Russian 'Qbot' gang build 500,000 PC botnet

But are botnets becoming yesterday's worry?

AT&T fired employee who improperly accessed customer accounts

The compromised data included Social Security and driver's license numbers, AT&T said

Exabeam trials user monitoring technology on Safeway network

Reaches the places SIEM can't, claims startup

Banks should not ditch traditional passwords despite biometrics says IDC

Biometrics are 'relatively young and experimental'

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.

Russian cybercrime group compromised half a million computers

Proofpoint said the group targeted large US and European banks, compromising 800,000 online accounts

Criminals used a malware program to steal millions from ATMs

The malware is installed from a bootable CD by first gaining physical access to the ATM

Critical Bugzilla vulnerability could give hackers access to undisclosed software flaws

Software projects that use the Bugzilla bug tracking software should deploy the latest patches immediately, security researchers said

Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

Yahoo says attackers looking for Shellshock found a different bug

The bug has now been fixed and user data was not at risk, the company said

Firedrive mystery deepens – is this cloud storage site coming back?

Users reach for backups after site stops working

JPMorgan Chase attackers hacked other banks, report says

A wave of high-profile cyberattacks this year on U.S. companies underscores the need for better security practices


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