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Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security

Google made significant strides in 2016 to get more Android devices updated and reduce the number of harmful applications, but more work remains.

Google Reports a Jump in Hacked Websites in 2016

With the number of hacked and compromised websites on the rise, Google releases new documentation to help the site owners mitigate hacking risks.
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Hackers Escape VMware Virtual Machine Isolation at Pwn2Own 2017

Hackers find 51 vulnerabilities, including a series of virtualization hypervisor exploits, earning themselves $823,000 in prizes at Pwn2Own 2017.

11 Ways Taxpayers Can Keep Themselves Safe From Scams, Identity Theft SLIDESHOW

Tax season is the time of year when taxpayers are especially vulnerable to scams and identity theft. Here are 11 tips to keep yourself safe this tax season.
cyber-espionage and hacking

U.S. Indictments Confirm Fears of Wholesale Russian Hacking

NEWS ANALYSIS: The indictments against three Russian intelligence operatives and a hacker based in Canada reveal details about how so many Yahoo accounts were breached and plundered for data.
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Pwn2Own Hackers Earn $340,000 Exploiting Windows, macOS

The second day of the Pwn2Own 2017 hacking competition reveals Windows, macOS, Adobe Flash and web browser exploits.

Online Fraud: What Tools, Techniques the Fraudsters Use SLIDESHOW

DataVisor's inaugural Online Fraud Report provides insight into the browsers, platforms and locations from which online fraud is originating. Here are the report's highlights.
Security Career Path

Women’s Progress in Cyber-Security Stalled Over Past Two Years: Survey

A survey shows that women's participation in the cyber-security industry has leveled off at 11 percent, much lower than their overall participation in the global workforce.
Pwn2Own 2017

Ubuntu Linux Falls on Day 1 of Pwn2Own Hacking Competition

The first day of the Trend Micro-sponsored Pwn2Own competition awards $233,000 in prize money to security researchers for exploiting software with previously unknown vulnerabilities.
Security flaw

SAP Patches Multiple HANA Vulnerabilities in March Update

SAP users are at risk from "very high" priority vulnerabilities that impact the Self Service features in the SAP HANA database product portfolio.
Security traps

TopSpin Security's DECOYnet Uses Deception to Defend Networks SLIDESHOW

TopSpin Security's DECOYnet uses deception to defend networks against hacker intrusions by using deceptive tactics that direct attackers to decoy resources and traps.
Hacker Breach

Third-Party Twitter App Hacked by Turkish Activists to Post Messages

Attackers allegedly breach Twitter Counter, enabling them to post unauthorized messages on Twitter accounts around the world.
Russia Yahoo Hack

DOJ Charges Russian Intelligence Officers in 2014 Yahoo Hack

The DOJ charges four, including three Russian nationals, in connection with the 2014 Yahoo breach of 500 million user accounts.

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