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NIST updates guidance on network attacks and malware

Detecting and stopping malicious attacks on computer networks is a central focus of computer security these days. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking for comments on two updated guides on malicious ...

Jul 26, 2012
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US beefs up protection of economic data

The US Labor Department's adversaries are "profit-driven, technically sophisticated individuals who may have considerable resources at their disposal."

Jul 11, 2012
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US NSA chief backs cybersecurity law

The head of the powerful National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander, said the US must adopt a law to protect the country from cyberattacks while insisting that it would respect privacy.

Jul 10, 2012
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Password breach spreads beyond LinkedIn

More websites admitted security breaches Thursday after LinkedIn said some of its members' passwords were stolen, and experts warned of email scams targeting users of the social network. ...

Jun 07, 2012
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What will Facebook do with all its cash?

What's Facebook going to do with all that money? Depending on the price it sets for its shares, the company is on track to raise $6.1 billion to $6.8 billion in its initial public offering. Facebook's new wealth will be added ...

May 18, 2012
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Data breach put 1.5M numbers at risk

(AP) -- A company that processes credit card transactions said Monday that as many as 1.5 million card numbers were compromised in a data breach early last month.

Apr 02, 2012
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FTC, RockYou settle over exposed email passwords

(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission says that an online game site called RockYou has reached a settlement with the government over a hacking attack that exposed email addresses and passwords from 32 million users.

Mar 27, 2012
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100,000 Egypt cattle hit by foot-and-mouth: vets

Nearly 100,000 head of cattle are believed to have been struck by foot-and-mouth disease in Egypt, where a major new outbreak is threatening the entire region, veterinary sources warned on Tuesday.

Mar 27, 2012
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The trustworthy cloud

Not a week goes by without reports on security gaps, data theft or hacker attacks. Both businesses and private users are becoming increasingly uneasy. However, when it comes to technologies like cloud computing, trust and ...

Mar 07, 2012
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