Harvard University suffers IT security breach

The University has called in federal law enforcement and external infosec experts to help with the investigation.

4,900 new Android malware strains discovered every day

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Popular VPNs leak data, don't offer promised privacy and anonymity

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Update your Flash Player if you don't want ransomware

It didn't take long for exploit kit authors to incorporate an exploit for the recently discovered zero-day Adobe Flash vulnerability (CVE-2015-3113) into their malicious wares.

Cisco finds, removes more default SSH keys on its software

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Harvard University suffers IT security breach

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