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Critical Remotely Exploitable Bug Haunts BIND

The maintainers of BIND have patched a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability in the DNS software that can be used in a denial-of-service attack. The vulnerability affects all versions of BIND from 9.1.0 through 9.9.7. 36 more words


Check out the Windows 10 security features

Today is the day that Windows 10 becomes available to users around the world.
The new (and some old-but-new again) features are already known to the public: the Start button is back, Microsoft’s vi… 11 more words


New Hammertoss Espionage Tool Tied to MiniDuke Gang

Hammertoss, a backdoor uncovered by researchers at FireEye, combines many previous communication venues used by APT29, a espionage outfit linked to the Russian government.

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NSA sets date for purge of surveillance phone records

Phone companies take over the records on 29 November, but NSA’s tech staff will have another three months "solely" to ensure data integrity.

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AI and robotics researchers call for a ban on autonomous weapons

Hundreds of Artificial Intelligence experts have signed an open letter warning that pushing ahead with AI weapons will lead to an arms race that puts the technology in the hands of every army, terrorist and despot. 9 more words


New Microsoft tool will hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates

Mandatory updates are a promising prospect for keeping the world free of systems full of known holes, but people really do need to choose which updates get installed, and when. 10 more words


Sun Tzu 2.0: Is cyberwar the new warfare?

For better or worse, the multitude of networks that help keep our world interconnected is a much different place today than it was in the past. 19 more words