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First Major App Store Attack

Apple spent the weekend cleaning out the store after discovering that the iOS App Store was hit with malicious programs for iPhones and iPads.

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Tags: Apple, iOS, Xcode, XcodeGhost

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Amazon Web Services Took Down Half the Internet

Okay, not literally half the internet, but a lot big services like Netflix, IMDB, Reddit, Tinder and much more did go down when Amazon Web Services crashed yesterday.

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Tags: AWS, Netflix, Amazon Web Services, IMDB, Reddit, Tinder

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Cyberattacks on Department of Energy

Records indicate that the US Department of Energy was hit with cyberattacks over 150 times in a four-year span.

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Tags: Hack, Department of Energy

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Rules for Hacking Russians

A lot of cyberattacks come from Russia and other former Soviet countries and it happens with general impunity. Russia hardly ever extradites their own, no matter how many millions they're responsible for stealing. There are a few unspoken rules for Russian hackers though.

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Tags: Russia

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Security vs. Productivity in the Cloud

The cloud is a terrific tool for letting people work faster and smarter, but a poll by government IT workers opines that the cloud is not secure enough to meet government standards.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, OPM

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Legal Threats and Vulnerability Disclosures

One company says consumers have a right to know about software vulnerabilities. Another wants to protect their proprietary source code.

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Tags: ERNW, FireEye

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SQL Server Support Ending

SQL Server 2005 support is ending in seven months. Microsoft sent out the following alert:

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Tags: Microsoft, SQL Server 2005,

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