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German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login

The integration with Paypal makes the weakness of Samsung's implementation extra serious read more »

Government and private sector must share intelligence more effectively to avoid cyber threats

Over half of information security professional leads say IT departments are not prepared for potential security risks read more »

Financial services firms to increase cyber security budgets this year, PwC claims

Two-fifths plan to up spending to meet growing threat read more »

Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

Anything that hurts trust between countries sets back global Internet efforts, the cybersecurity pioneer said read more »

Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks

Be careful patching the bug and restarting, or attackers could slip in, Kaspersky says read more »

VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend

The company has identified over two dozen affected product versions so far and is releasing updates read more »

TrueCrypt source code audit finds no critical flaws or intentional backdoors

Some vulnerabilities were identified but are likely accidental, security auditors from iSEC Partners said read more »

JP Morgan to invest £150 million on boosting cyber security

Fighting cyber crime is a ‘never-ending battle’, says CEO Dimon read more »

Mumsnet falls to Heartbleed hackers as 1.5 million users reset passwords

Scale of attack unknown read more »

Jetpack for WordPress pushes patch for two year-old flaw

Jetpack updates should be available though the WordPress auto-update feature read more »

Google patches Android icon permissions attack

FireEye found malware that could change other icons, sending victims to phishing sites read more »

Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The two each won a highly coveted Public Service award read more »

Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

The company is also telling customers to change their passwords read more »

First sites admit data loss through Heartbleed attacks

Canada's tax authority and a popular British parenting site are the first to admit data loss read more »

Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

The move, in early discussions, would add a layer of security for Web users read more »

AT&T hacker Weev released from prison after appeals court overturns conviction

A federal appeals court has ruled that the venue for Auernheimer's prosecution wasn't appropriate read more »

Schneier: Internet has delivered a 'golden age of surveillance'

Demand more data privacy for individuals and more transparency from organisations read more »

Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys

Researcher Willem Pinckaers found a hole in Akamai's OpenSSL code tweak, used for a decade, in 15 minutes read more »

Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases

The administration said information may be withheld for national security and law enforcement needs read more »

Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug read more »


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