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    'Freak' Flaw Also Affects Windows

    Microsoft Sounds SSL/TLS Alert, Joining Apple, Google By Mathew J. Schwartz
    'Freak' Flaw Also Affects Windows

    All Windows operating systems are at risk from the SSL/TLS vulnerability known as Freak, Microsoft warns. The company has outlined temporary workarounds - except for Windows Server 2003. Experts say no in-the-wild attacks have yet been seen.

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    New Approach to DDOS Protection

    By Tom Field
    New Approach to DDOS Protection

    Attacks are larger, adversaries more diverse, and damage is broader. These are characteristics of today's DDoS attacks, and organizations need a new approach to protection, says Verisign's Ramakant Pandrangi.

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    Real Hackers Wield Social Engineering

    Simplicity Means Success - But Not for 'CSI: Cyber' By Mathew Schwartz
    Real Hackers Wield Social Engineering

    Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.

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    Smart Cities: The Security Challenge

    What Are the Cybersecurity Threats and Opportunities? By Geetha Nandikotkur
    Smart Cities: The Security Challenge

    The Indian government envisions developing 100 smart cities throughout the country by 2022. What is the model, and how must security leaders prepare to defend these smart cities against cyberthreats?

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    Lenovo Promises: No More Bloatware

    PC Maker Offers Clean Windows Builds, Full Transparency By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Lenovo Promises: No More Bloatware

    Lenovo, the world's largest PC manufacturer, promises to stop preinstalling any software on its Windows laptops that doesn't need to be there. The move comes following security alerts relating to the Superfish adware the company had been preinstalling.

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