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Yahoo CEO may depart with $23M 

Yahoo CEO may depart with $23M

Yahoo shareholders will be voting soon on whether to approve a severance package that would award the departing CEO Marissa Mayer with more than US$23 million in cash and stock.
No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force 

No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force

Russia has a cyber army. The announcement was made by defence minister Sergey Shoygu.
Talking doll susceptible to hack: Destroy it, says German agency 

Talking doll susceptible to hack: Destroy it, says German agency

Parents in Germany are being advised to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its IoT technology could be accessed by outsiders.
Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries 

Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries

Lazarus Group, widely thought to originate from North Korea, has been driven into the light once again, if reports from Symantec are to be believed.
FBI pressing Google to hand over US customer data stashed on foreign servers 

FBI pressing Google to hand over US customer data stashed on foreign servers

Google is being pressured to hand over data to the FBI that is has stored on a foreign server. It is pushing back.
Trump postpones signing of executive order on cyber-security 

Trump postpones signing of executive order on cyber-security

President Trump on Tuesday postponed putting his signature to an executive order calling for an assessment of the nation's cyber-security capabilities and weaknesses.
Two researchers report 200 bugs in Trend Micro tools 

Two researchers report 200 bugs in Trend Micro tools

A team of security researchers have detected more than 200 flaws across nearly a dozen of the Japan-based vendor's suite of products.
Some Adult Friend Finder members get the hack alert, indirectly 

Some Adult Friend Finder members get the hack alert, indirectly

Subscribers to the hookup site Adult Friend Finder received notification of a massive hack, but only if they logged in.
Android phones dialing home, to China 

Android phones dialing home, to China

Firmware on some Android phones has been detected collecting user data and transmitting it to third-party servers in China, according to mobile security firm Kryptowire.
Adobe to pay $1M for breach 

Adobe to pay $1M for breach

Adobe will be paying $12 million to 15 US states to settle a breach claim.
Adult Friend Finder hacked, 412 million users compromised 

Adult Friend Finder hacked, 412 million users compromised

Personal details of more than 412 million subscribers to Adult Friend Finder and other hookup sites was breached.
Interest in encrypted email spikes following Trump win 

Interest in encrypted email spikes following Trump win

Government-resistant, end-to-end encrypted email services received a spike in interest following Donald Drumpf's win in the US presidential election
Native Android SMS app not the best for security, report 

Native Android SMS app not the best for security, report

A new analysis of SMS clients used on the Android OS determined that native text clients are less secure than third-party solutions.
Crysis ransomware now attacking businesses in Australia and New Zealand 

Crysis ransomware now attacking businesses in Australia and New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand businesses are being hit with a ransomware campaign.
WordPress update fixes XSS issues 

WordPress update fixes XSS issues

Bloggers using the WordPress platform are "strongly encouraged" to update their sites immediately to address persistent XSS issues.
Linux rootkit, named for Pokémon's Umbreon, targets Linux 

Linux rootkit, named for Pokémon's Umbreon, targets Linux

Researchers at Trend Micro have detected a new rootkit family that is going after Linux systems.
Paypal users targeted in new angler phishing scam, Proofpoint report 

Paypal users targeted in new angler phishing scam, Proofpoint report

Double check any Tweets purporting to be from PayPal...
Black Hat Las Vegas: Apple offers bug bounty programme 

Black Hat Las Vegas: Apple offers bug bounty programme

Apple is offering up to $200,000 to researchers reporting critical security vulnerabilities in Apple software, including its underlying operating system.
Phishing scam targets those with Brexit anxiety 

Phishing scam targets those with Brexit anxiety

A cyber-scam has been unfolding in the wake of the Brexit vote.
10,000 Facebook users infected by malware 

10,000 Facebook users infected by malware

A message seeming to come from a Facebook friend was instead a source of malware that ensnared 10,000 users.

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