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Cyber Security: ‘Heartbleed’ bug in web technology seen as major threat to user data

 A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world’s major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers in what experts say is one of the most serious security flaws uncovered in recent years. The finding of the so-called “Heartbleed” vulnerability, by researchers with Google Inc and a

Passwords vulnerable after security flaw found

 Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic. Security researchers say the threat, known as Heartbleed, is serious, partly because it remained undiscovered for more two years. Attackers can

‘Pony’ botnet steals bitcoins, digital currencies: Trustwave

 Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called “Pony” to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave. Trustwave said on Monday that it has found evidence that the operators of a cybercrime ring known