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VMware sued for alleged GPL licence infractions

A Linux kernel developer is suing VMware in Germany, alleging the company has not complied with copyright terms for using open-source software.

Mandarin Oriental removes malware after payment card breach

Luxury hotelier Mandarin Oriental has removed malicious software that was used to steal credit card data from some of its hotels in the U.S. and Europe, the company said Thursday.

OpenDNS trials system that quickly detects computer crime

A security system undergoing testing by a San-Francisco-based company aims to speed up the detection of websites and domains used for cybercrime.

Drive-by attack relies on hacked GoDaddy accounts

Hundreds of hacked domain name accounts registered through GoDaddy are being used as part of a highly effective campaign using the Angler exploit kit to infect computers with malware.

FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

Experts are warning of a serious security flaw that has apparently gone undetected for years and can weaken encrypted connections between computers and websites, potentially undermining security across the Internet.

iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

It seems there can be further indignity foisted onto people who've had their iPad or iPhone stolen.

Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

Some smartphone manufacturers are not configuring devices running the latest version of Android to automatically encrypt personal data, which Google had said would scramble data by default.

D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

D-Link issued fixes on Monday for flaws that could allow remote access to one of its routers, and will patch several other models in the coming week.

How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

A pair of vulnerabilities found in hardware and software for playing Blu-ray discs might come in handy for secret snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency.

D-Link remote access vulnerabilities remain unpatched

D-Link routers have several unpatched vulnerabilities, the worst of which could allow an attacker to gain total control over a device, according to a systems engineer in Canada.

Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim's Web traffic.

Like Google in Vietnam, Lenovo tripped up by a DNS attack

The redirection of both Lenovo's website and Google's main search page for Vietnam this week highlights weaknesses with the Internet's addressing system.

Google scraps annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest

Google is scrapping Pwnium, its annual bug hunting event, and folding it into an existing year-round program in part to reduce security risks.

Anthem's latest breach estimate says 78.8 million were affected

The Anthem data breach may have exposed 78.8 million records, according to a more finely tuned estimate by the health insurance company, but Anthem is still investigating exactly how many records hackers extracted from a database.

Many attackers lurk undetected for months, then pounce, study finds

Attackers who penetrate company networks often pose as legitimate users for long periods of time, causing lengthy delays before victims figure out they've been hacked.

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