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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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WannaCry ransomware attacks won't be the last

As the WannaCry ransomware attack evolves, more cybercriminals are likely to attempt to profit from the vulnerability it exploits and similar flaws in the future.

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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certs in IE and Edge

The Tuesday updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge force those browsers to flag SSL/TLS certificates signed with the ageing SHA-1 hashing function as insecure.

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A free decryption tool is now available for all Bart ransomware versions

Antivirus vendor Bitdefender has released a free decryption tool that works for any files affected by the Bart ransomware.

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LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or to infect computers with malware.

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Saks self-leaked customer data unencrypted, violating multiple rules

With so many retailers being impacted by cyber attacks, it’s easy to conclude that thieves are necessary for data breaches. Not necessarily. Saks last week made clear that it can breach itself quite efficiently.

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To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Google plans to remove the extended validation (EV) status of any such certificates issued by Symantec and force the company to replace all of its customers' certificates.

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FBI director floats international framework on encrypted data access

The FBI director James Comey is suggesting an international approach to solving the encryption debate. He proposes that the U.S. might work with other countries on a “framework” for creating legal access to encrypted tech devices.

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