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Diebold Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Financial Results
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD), today reported its 2015 fourth quarter and full year financial results. A complete, full-text press release,...
Make Privacy a 2016 Election Issue

EPIC has just launched "Data Protection 2016" to try to make privacy an issue in this year's elections.

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Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets to them.

For devices that are designed to protect private networks from Internet attacks, this is as bad as it gets. That's why Cisco rated the vulnerability with the maximum score of 10 in the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.

The flaw is located in the Cisco ASA code that handles the Internet Key Exchange version 1 (IKEv1) and IKE version 2 (IKEv2) protocols. More precisely, it stems from a buffer overflow condition in the function that processes fragmented IKE payloads.

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OIR Spokesman: Counter-ISIL Progress Continues
As Iraqi security forces make progress in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Canada's vow this week to expand its contributions in the fight is a welcomed commitment, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.
Russia Not 'Apologetic' for Syria Airstrikes
Russia's United Nations envoy said Wednesday his government is not "about to be apologetic" for its airstrikes in Syria, which have been widely criticized for targeting the armed opposition instead of Islamic State terrorists.
Pakistan Warns of Islamic State's Growing Reach
A senior Pakistani intelligence official admitted on Wednesday that the Islamic State group (IS) is a growing threat in Pakistan, according to media reports.
French MPs Back Controversial Terror Measures
French lawmakers have approved controversial changes to the constitution the leftist government argues will help France better fight terrorism after last year's Islamist attacks. The vote Wednesday was just the first hurdle before the legislation becomes law.
Yonhap: N. Korean Military Chief Executed for Corruption
The chief of North Korea's military was executed this month on corruption and other charges, sources familiar with North Korean affairs said Wednesday, according to Yonhap News.
North Korea Sanctions Pass US Senate
One day after America's top intelligence official warned of North Korea's nuclear, ballistic and cyber capabilities, the U.S. Senate passed expansive sanctions targeting Pyongyang and its foreign suppliers and collaborators.
US Intel Chief Skeptical About Afghan Reconciliation
The latest U.S. intelligence assessment is skeptical about proluspects for political reconciliation in war-torn Afghanistan and has warned it is at 'serious risk of a political breakdown during 2016.
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