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Microsoft hopes to strengthen cloud security with latest acquisition

Microsoft has acquired security company Adallom in a bid to give IT departments more control over application access as well as data stored across cloud services.

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More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

A survey of IT leaders in healthcare revealed that 81% of them believe their systems have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or some other cyber-attack in the past two years, placing patient sensitive data at risk.

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This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse and worse [u4]

The Ashley Madison hack continues to make headlines. Naturally, that's because the news keeps getting worse. Worse for website owners Avid Media Group. And worse for the REAL victims, more importantly -- the people named in the hacked...

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OOPS: Google ''loses'' your cloud data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

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Ashley Madison sex-cheat data -- it's FAR worse than you think

Ashley Madison hackers released the site's user data, as threatened. Or, at least, that's what they say they've done. But it's likely that much of the data is forged or bogus in some way...

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Russian cyberspies targeted punk rock band Pussy Riot

A closely watched band of suspected Russian hackers have spied on domestic targets, including two members of the outspoken punk rock band Pussy Riot.

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Samsung unveils 15TB SSD based on densest flash memory

Samsung has taken the wraps off an enterprise-class SAS SSD that stores 15.36TB in a 2.5-in. laptop drive form factor.

Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

It's a better option for high-security environments, one analyst says.

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DOJ wants encryption that still allows law enforcement access

Encryption systems can be designed that still give law enforcement agencies access customer data with court-ordered warrants while still offering solid security, according to U.S. Department of Justice officials.

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LaaS (Linux as a Service): What to expect when you build a Linux server in the cloud

Linux servers in the cloud -- cheaper and better than ever.

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Google offers users of its Compute Engine their own encryption keys

Google will let enterprise customers of one of its Cloud Platform services lock up their data with their own encryption keys, in case they're concerned about the company snooping on their corporate information.

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Microsoft to pay $320M for cloud security provider Adallom, report says

Microsoft is said to be paying $320 million to acquire Adallom, a cloud security provider whose services might help Microsoft in its new push toward becoming a "cloud-first" company.

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LastPass users: Your worst nightmare just came true. So what now?

LastPass, the cloud-based password manager, has been hacked. So it's probably time for a precautionary master-password change...

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Amazon gets transparency religion about government snooping -- but what took you so long?

AWS releases post-Snowden transparency report: Two years too late? Amazon CISO Stephen Schmidt finally opens kimono, and promises to continue doing so...

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'Venom' vuln poisons your cloud (so patch now)

Venom is a horrible, horrible bug: Sky falling, film at 11. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers activate awful acronyms...

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Security extortion? When legit disclosure morphs into a shakedown

The essence of security is not trusting that people will do the right thing. Firewalls, deadbolts and armed guards exist to slow down or stop bad guys, not to encourage good acts from good guys. With that in mind, let's look at how...

Cloud computing brings changes for IT security pros

Watch out, computer security professionals: Cloud computing vendors are coming for your jobs sooner than you think.

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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

The company has added two-factor authentication.

Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

An activist group working to end China's Internet censorship is facing an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that threatens to cripples its activities.

Email-crypto crypto-war breaks out: Yahoo! opens OpenPGP plugin -- NSA FUMES

For the remaining folks that haven't given up on Yahoo!'s email, news from SxSW may be a vindication of sorts. Thumbing its nose at the NSA, Yahoo! has released the end-to-end email encryption source to be used in its new browser...

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