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Phishing Increased Nearly 90% Last Year, Kaspersky Says

The number of internet users worldwide reporting phishing attacks increased an astonishing 87 percent in the year ending April 30,  Kaspersky Lab said in a survey report.  It said 37.3 users reported phishing in the period, compared with 19.9 million in the previous 12 months. “For some time, phishing remained relatively...

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Microsoft Launches Bounty Program To Fix Security Flaws

Microsoft this week announced that it would for the first time pay cash rewards directly to hackers who can demonstrate vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer – with “truly novel” techniques earning a possible $150,000. Katie Moussouris, a senior security strategist at the software giant, said the bounties were a...

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Many WordPress Plugin Developers Don’t Build Tight Security into Their Code, Leaving Millions of Websites Vulnerable to Hacking

A new paradigm has taken root in the word of application development. These days we have a number of application “platforms” that are supported by marketplaces where hundreds or thousands of developers post their apps or plugins for download. Some of the world’s most popular platforms are Apple’s iOS, Google’s...

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US And Russia Launch Cyber Threat ‘Hotline’

The Cold War 24-hour hotline established to prevent accidental nuclear war between the US and the then Soviet Union has been updated to deal with a modern risk – accidental cyber war. The White House, in a release this week, said the new use for the hot line was among the results of two years of talks between Washington and Moscow on...

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NSA Director Defends Surveillance Of Phones, Internet

The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, today (Tuesday June 18) defended US spying on phone calls and internet traffic, saying it had prevented some 50 terror attacks around the world.

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