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  • Questioning Gemalto's Reaction to Hack

    Company's One-Week Investigation Downplays the Impact Questioning Gemalto's Reaction to Hack

    SIM card manufacturer Gemalto says its investigation into a reported U.S. and U.K. intelligence agency espionage operation found that its internal networks housing encryption keys weren't breached. But security experts question those findings. Read more...

  • FCC Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rule

    New Rule Extends Privacy Protections to Customers FCC Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rule
    The Federal Communications Commission

    The FCC's new "net neutrality rule," which prevents ISPs from slowing down content streaming along their networks and from charging extra fees to assure faster speed, includes provisions designed to protect the confidential information of customers. Read more...

  • Lenovo Website Hijacked

    Lizard Squad Takes Credit, Says It Has Stolen E-Mails Lenovo Website Hijacked

    The hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for hijacking the website of Lenovo.com and redirecting visitors to an attacker-controlled site. It also indicates that it's now sitting on a cache of stolen Lenovo e-mail messages. Read more...

  • Compromise on Info-Sharing Bill Grows

    GOP Committee Chairman Says He Sees Merit in Obama Plan Compromise on Info-Sharing Bill Grows
    House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul (file photo)

    A willingness to compromise expressed at a House hearing on President Obama's cyberthreat information sharing initiative offered a sign of hope that legislation to get businesses to share such data could pass Congress and be signed into law. Read more...

  • Why Hide Cyber Skirmishes With Iran?

    Audio Blog: Need for Transparency to Build Better Defense Why Hide Cyber Skirmishes With Iran?
    Jason Healey of The Atlantic Council

    Were DDoS attacks against major American banks in 2012 waged in retribution for U.S. government actions? A recently leaked top-secret memo prepared in 2013 for Keith Alexander, who was then NSA director, seems to confirm that's the case. Read more...

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    Congress Averts DHS Partial Shutdown

    Lamakers Fund the Department for Seven Days By Eric Chabrow
    Congress Averts DHS Partial Shutdown

    Congress, at the 11th hour, passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the next seven days, averting for now a partial shutdown that would have curtailed some cybersecurity programs.

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    Clapper: Cyberthreats to Worsen

    National Intelligence Director Blames Iran for Casino Hack By Eric Chabrow
    Clapper: Cyberthreats to Worsen

    The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, paints a grim picture of the cyberthreats the nation faces, saying as bad as 2014 was, 2015 and the coming years will be worse.

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    Lenovo Promises: No More Bloatware

    PC Maker Offers Clean Windows Builds, Full Transparency By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Lenovo Promises: No More Bloatware

    Lenovo, the world's largest PC manufacturer, promises to stop preinstalling any software on its Windows laptops that doesn't need to be there. The move comes following security alerts relating to the Superfish adware the company had been preinstalling.

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    UK Telco Confirms Data Breach

    TalkTalk Says Fraudsters Are Using Stolen Data By Mathew J. Schwartz
    UK Telco Confirms Data Breach

    The U.K. telco TalkTalk warns that fraudsters are targeting its customers, using stolen customer data to trick them into paying for technical support and sharing bank account details.

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    Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

    Attacks Aimed at Hedge Funds, Trading Firms By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

    Hackers have been stealing the secret trading algorithms that are the lifeblood of many hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies. What can be done to mitigate the risks?

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