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Imgur says 1.7M emails and passwords were breached in 2014 hack

Image-hosting site turned meme social network, Imgur, is the latest tech service to ‘fess up to a security breach. In a blog post Friday it revealed that hackers had compromised its systems in 2014, with ~1.7M emails and passwords affected. No additional information was apparently compromised in the breach. “Imgur has …

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Uber data breach includes UK users — but it’s still not clear how many

The UK’s digital minister has said the October 2016 data breach that Uber disclosed this week does affect UK users — though it’s still unclear how many are impacted at this stage. Making a statement in parliament yesterday, Matt Hancock said: We are verifying the extent and the amount of …

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Tortuga Logic raises $2 million to build chip-level security systems

Tortuga Logic has raised $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to help in their effort to maintain chip-level system security. Based in Palo Alto, the company plans to use the cash to build products that will find “lurking vulnerabilities” on computer hardware. The founders, Dr. Jason Oberg, Dr. …

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Kaspersky fights spying claims with code review plan

Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has announced what it’s dubbing a “comprehensive transparency initiative” as the company seeks to beat back suspicion that its antivirus software has been hacked or penetrated by the Russian government and used as a route for scooping up US intelligence. In a post on its …

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