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Mitro makes password manager open source as team heads to Twitter

The client and server side code is being released under an open source license read more »

Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins

The latest version of EMET allows administrators to block plugins on certain websites read more »

Attackers exploit remote access tools to compromise retail systems

DHS warns retailers of threat to point-of-sale systems read more »

CISOs still struggle for respect from peers

Despite greater security awareness, most C-suite executives continue to undervalue CISOs, survey shows. read more »

IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas

With CrossIdeas, IBM is gaining auditing tools for policing segregation-of-duties violations across disparate systems read more »

Hacker group targets video game companies to steal source code

The group has ties to the Chinese hacker underground and uses custom tools to attack companies, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said read more »

No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver

Symantec has published recommendations for mitigating the danger read more »

Internet of things devices contain high number of vulnerabilities, study finds

Security researchers from Hewlett-Packard found 250 security issues when analyzing 10 popular IoT devices read more »

Antivirus products riddled with security flaws, researcher says

Antivirus products increase a computer's attack surface and may even lower operating system protections, a security researcher claims read more »

iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling read more »

Zero-day flaws found in Symantec's Endpoint Protection

Offensive Security said the flaws could be used to gain full system access read more »

BlackBerry focuses on security for the enterprise

BlackBerry says it can offer levels of security that can not be replicated on Apple, Android or other mobile devices read more »

Android vulnerability allows malware to compromise most devices and apps

Attackers can impersonate trusted developers to gain powerful privileges on the OS, researchers from Bluebox Security said read more »

Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

Authorities should act immediately to stop this new vast expansion of Facebook's data collection and user profiling, privacy groups said read more »

City of London Police to deploy warning banners on illegal websites

Working with Project Sunblock to identify copyright infringing websites read more »

Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploiting Elasticsearch weakness

Attackers are targeting Amazon EC2 instances with Elasticsearch 1.1.x installed read more »

Until the Tails privacy tool is patched, here's how to stay safe

Patches are ready for IP2, the vulnerable component in Tails, but it's not clear when Tails will update read more »

New guide aims to remove the drama of reporting software flaws

Bugcrowd worked with a legal firm, CipherLaw, to develop the framework read more »

Thousands of sites compromised through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability found recently in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in for WordPress read more »

Hackers steal user data from the European Central Bank website, ask for money

The compromised information includes email addresses, phone numbers and physical contact addresses of ECB event participants read more »


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