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Flaws in Smart Sockets Expose Networks to Remote Attacks

A popular brand of smart electrical sockets is plagued by several serious vulnerabilities that expose networks to remote attacks, Bitdefender researchers reported on Thursday. The affected vendor has not been named since it has yet to release patches for the vulnerable product. The fix is expected to become available sometime in the third quarter of 2016.

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Internet Traffic Hijacking Linux Flaw Affects 80% of Android Devices

An estimated 80 percent of Android smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 KitKat and higher are vulnerable to a recently disclosed Linux kernel flaw that allows hackers to terminate connections, spy on unencrypted traffic or inject malware into the parties' communications.

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Old HTTPoxy Flaw Exposes Web Applications to Attacks

Researchers discovered that a vulnerability whose existence has been known for 15 years could affect many web applications, allowing malicious actors to launch man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.

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Hackers Can Exploit LibreOffice Flaw With RTF Files

The developers of the open source office suite LibreOffice informed users this week that they have patched a vulnerability which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code using specially crafted RTF files.

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Foxit Patches RCE Flaws in Reader, PhantomPDF

Updates released this week by Foxit Software for its Reader and PhantomPDF products patch over a dozen vulnerabilities discovered recently by several researchers. The flaws affect the 7.3.4.311 and ealier Windows versions of Foxit Reader and PhantomPDF.

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STOP Sharing that Facebook Privacy and Permission Notice, It's a HOAX

Recently, you may have seen some of your Facebook friends started posting a Facebook "Privacy Notice" clarifying that they no longer give Facebook permission to use their photos, personal information, and so on.

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Zero-Day Warning! Ransomware targets Microsoft Office 365 Users

If just relying on the security tools of Microsoft Office 365 can protect you from cyber attacks, you are wrong. Variants of Cerber Ransomware are now targeting MS Office 365 email users with a massive zero-day attack that has the ability to bypass Office 365's built-in security tools.

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Google Beefs Up Its Gmail Security Features

Google is rolling out an updated security warning system this week for Gmail users that the company says is designed to make sure they don't fall victim to cyber attacks.

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Microsoft Announces Azure Information Protection Service

Microsoft to Solve Document Cloud Compliance and Visibility Issues With Azure Information Protection Microsoft is planning to preview a new addition to its Azure security portfolio in July. Named Microsoft Azure Information Protection it combines the Azure Rights Management System (RMS) with the data classification and labeling technology acquired with the purchase of Secure Islands in November 2015. The purpose is to provide greater clarity and control over the movement of documents in and through the cloud in the face of increasing geographically based privacy and data protection laws.

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Google makes 2-Factor Authentication a lot Easier and Faster

When it comes to data breaches of major online services like LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter and VK.com, it's two-factor authentication that could save you from being hacked. Two-factor authentication or 2-step verification is an effective way to secure online accounts, but many users avoid enabling the feature just to save themselves from irritation of receiving and typing a six-digit code that takes their 10 to 15 extra seconds.

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