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Critical Yahoo email flaw patched through bug bounty program

A researcher has earned himself $10,000 after disclosing a critical vulnerability within Yahoo Mail.

Symantec's Veritas sale price slashed by $1 billion

The antivirus provider will receive $1 billion less than expected in the firm's sale of Veritas.

Apple updates OS X, iOS 9 with security fixes

The company releases iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3 with mostly security fixes.

New zero-day flaw hits millions of Linux servers, also affects most Android devices

The flaw is said to affect "tens of millions" of Linux PCs and servers, and most modern devices running the latest Android KitKat 4.4 software and later.

People Are Still Terrible at Passwords, But There’s Hope

If you're still logging in with "123456," you're not alone. Also, stop that. The post People Are Still Terrible at Passwords, But There’s Hope appeared first on WIRED.

These were the worst passwords of 2015, and they're only getting worse

Many of the new entries are dictionary-based words, but many of the passwords from the year prior are increasing in popularity.

GitHub developers express anger at lack of support, bug fix issues

Developers say they feel "ignored" by inadequate support provided by the code repository.

Trustwave sued over failure to stop security breach

In a landmark case, the cybersecurity is being taken to task for how the firm allegedly handled a casino operators's data breach.

When Good Drones Go Bad

As consumer drones become more capable, one new study shows, they become more of a threat. The post When Good Drones Go Bad appeared first on WIRED.

LastPass phishing attack avoids two-factor authentication in data theft

The exploited security flaw is severe enough that successful attacks compromise two-factor authentication codes.

Security News This Week: Tim Cook Demands That the White House Defend Encryption

Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but which deserve your attention nonetheless. The post Security News This Week: Tim Cook Demands That the White House Defend Encryption appeared first on WIRED.

Here’s What Tor’s Data Looks Like as It Flows Around the World

TorFlow maps Internet anonymity across the globe and across time. The post Here’s What Tor’s Data Looks Like as It Flows Around the World appeared first on WIRED.

Hacker Lexicon: What Are DoS and DDoS Attacks?

Denial of service attacks used to just be a nuisance. But they're getting more powerful and more insidious. The post Hacker Lexicon: What Are DoS and DDoS Attacks? appeared first on WIRED.

Feds Prod Automakers to Play Nice With Hackers

The Department of Transportation and 18 carmakers commit to new safety and security principles, including better relations with the security community. The post Feds Prod Automakers to Play Nice With Hackers appeared first on WIRED.

As New York looks to ban encrypted smartphones, here's what you can do

Thanks to a new interactive website, New York residents have a voice in whether legislation goes through, long before the state senate votes.

250 Hyatt hotels infected last year with payment data stealing malware

The hotel chain has admitted that 250 hotels in 54 countries were affected by the data breach.

#TangoDown: The 'biggest ever' web attack that wasn't

A hacker group attacked the BBC's website on New Year's Eve, which was later claimed as the "biggest ever" attack. But that claim unraveled when basic facts got in the way.

Updated BlackEnergy Trojan Grows More Powerful

This post was written by Raj Samani and Christiaan Beek of Intel Security. In late December, a cyberattack caused a power outage in the Ukraine, plunging hundreds of thousands of citizens into darkness for hours. Threat researchers soon confirmed that the BlackEnergy malware package, first developed in 2007, was the culprit. Show More Summary

Woman Sues Twitter For Giving ISIS a Platform Online

After her husband was killed in a terrorist attack in Jordan, one widow is blaming Twitter. The post Woman Sues Twitter For Giving ISIS a Platform Online appeared first on WIRED.

'Serious' security flaw in OpenSSH puts private keys at risk

A number of Ubuntu operating system versions are said to be affected by the flaw, among others.

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