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New Malware Uncovered With 'Stealth' Features to Spy on Businesses
Privacy concerns

New Malware Uncovered With 'Stealth' Features to Spy on Businesses

Symantec says an advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals.
Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug
Microsoft

Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug

The vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely execute code and take over a user's computer by tricking them into visiting a bad URL.
Benjamin Kabin
Apple iOS Bug Makes Most Devices Vulnerable to Attack
Cyber Attacks

Apple iOS Bug Makes Most Devices Vulnerable to Attack

Cybersecurity researchers say the bug enables hackers to access their devices by persuading users to install malicious applications.
Business Execs Who Stay in Asian Luxury Hotels Fall Prey to Cyber Espionage
Cyber Security

Business Execs Who Stay in Asian Luxury Hotels Fall Prey to Cyber Espionage

Security researchers have uncovered a sophisticated campaign that targets executives once they sign on to computers using in-room wireless connections.
Home Depot Says About 53 Million Email Addresses Stolen in Breach
Hackers

Home Depot Says About 53 Million Email Addresses Stolen in Breach

That's in addition to customer data for 56 million payment cards previously disclosed by the retailer.
Here We Go: New Malware Targets Apple Devices
Security

Here We Go: New Malware Targets Apple Devices

A security firm says it has discovered a new family of malware, underscoring the increasing sophistication of attacks on iPhones and Mac computers.
Your Company Is Probably Going to Get Hacked. Here's How to Protect It.
Security

Your Company Is Probably Going to Get Hacked. Here's How to Protect It.

Three information security chiefs share their companies' secrets to staying safe.
Nina Easton
For Extra Safety, You Can Now Access Gmail With a Physical Key
Cyber Security

For Extra Safety, You Can Now Access Gmail With a Physical Key

More secure than a two-step verification code, a physical key helps hacker-proof your Google account.
Laura Entis
U.S. National Security Prosecutors Shift Focus From Spies to Cyber Attacks
Cyber Security

U.S. National Security Prosecutors Shift Focus From Spies to Cyber Attacks

Changes come as American business and government agencies face more intrusions and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands.
China-Backed Hackers May Have Infiltrated Apple's iCloud
Hackers

China-Backed Hackers May Have Infiltrated Apple's iCloud

The hackers are said to have intercepted data and potentially gained access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts.
From Snapchat to Whisper: Blindly Trusting Companies With Your Privacy Is Stupid
Privacy concerns

From Snapchat to Whisper: Blindly Trusting Companies With Your Privacy Is Stupid

If our privacy is so important to us, why aren't we more skeptical of the services we give our information to?
Jason Fell
Obama to Sign Cybersecurity Order, Wants Safer Payments
Security

Obama to Sign Cybersecurity Order, Wants Safer Payments

Action comes after massive data breaches have put millions of consumers at risk.
The Latest Silicon Valley Perk That's Raising Eyebrows: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

The Latest Silicon Valley Perk That's Raising Eyebrows: Weekly News Roundup

Check out the news innovators and business owners need to know.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
New 'Poodle' Web Threat Not Seen as Menacing as 'Heartbleed'
Security

New 'Poodle' Web Threat Not Seen as Menacing as 'Heartbleed'

Google researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to take over several types of accounts.