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Microsoft wins appeal over U.S. government access to emails held overseas

  By Marc Ferranti    IDG News Service | Jul 14, 2016 9:01 AM PT  Technology Law & Regulation   A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland, in a case that has broad ramifications for privacy, diplomatic relations…
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Now ransomware is taking aim at business networks

One in ten instances of this cybercriminal activity involving the likes of CTB-Locker, Locky and other ransomware now targets a business By Danny Palmer | July 15, 2016 -- 11:59 GMT Crypto-ransomware is becoming an increasing problem for businesses as cybercriminals are turning their attention to using these attacks to target corporate networks. Cybercriminals are…
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A surge of Pokemon Go-related apps is out to steal your data

By Michael Kan IDG News Service | Jul 14, 2016 3:47 AM PT   Privacy fears about the Pokemon Go app have been largely addressed, but dozens of other apps that piggy back on the popular game have raised further concerns. Since the game launched last week, a swarm of unofficial apps has emerged and…
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Chinese hacker who stole information on US military jets jailed

Su Bin stole confidential data belonging to US defense contractors for clients in China. By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day | July 14, 2016 -- 10:11 GMT (03:11 PDT) A Chinese national has been thrown behind bars after admitting to his part in a year-long conspiracy to steal valuable technical data belonging to military and…
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Welcome to the harsh new IT reality: You are the battlespace

  Now that NATO has recognized that cyberspace is as much a battleground as land, sea, and air, what does that mean for enterprise IT defense? Do you, as IT professionals, have to get involved in the battles between nations? You don't have a choice. By David Gewirtz for ZDNet Government | July 13, 2016…
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D-Link Bug Could Affect Over 400,000 IoT Devices

Phil Muncaster UK / EMEA News Reporter , Infosecurity Magazine It has been revealed that a previously disclosed serious vulnerability in D-Link IoT devices including baby monitors could affect more than 120 products around the world. The stack overflow bug can be exploited “with a single command which contains custom assembly code and a string…
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Did your smart watch and fitness tracker just give away your PIN?

Date: July 11, 2016 Source: Stevens Institute of Technology Summary: A new research report reveals that popular wearable devices may leak information as you use them. Researchers discovered that the motions of your hands as you use PIN pads, which is continually and automatically recorded by your device, can be hacked in real time and…
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