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Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

Mobile applications often don't warn users before a call is made, which a developer says could be abused

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Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

Worldwide spending will increase by almost 8 percent this year

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LG's high-end smartphone features trickle down to new L series

The L Bello and L Fino will cost under $200 and start shipping in August

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Retired US airport body scanners fail to spot guns, knives

Tests on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 shows weapons can be smuggled by exploiting weaknesses

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The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed

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OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

The push-to-talk device will work with iOS and Android smartphones and ship later this year

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Inside the sneaky, surprisingly large world of rogue Chrome extensions

A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft and other misdeeds

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'Reveton' ransomware upgraded with powerful password stealer

Avast thinks its controllers are trying to diversify after profits have fallen

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Facebook says most outbound email is encrypted now

Microsoft and Yahoo have enabled STARTTLS, which dramatically raised the percentage of encrypted messages.

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The 5 most anticipated smartphone launches coming in September

Vendors are going head-to-head with new bigger and better screens

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Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

A single product, Norton Security, can be used across Windows, OS X, Android and iOS.

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Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage

The company also increased the maximum amount of SharePoint site collections in Office 365 to 500,000 from 10,000

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Azure services down again

Among those affected are Cloud Services, Virtual Machines and Websites

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Microsoft preps Office 365 document management tool for lawyers

It's called Matter Center and is available in limited preview to participants of a beta testing program

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Google acquires Jetpac to boost image recognition know-how, killing apps

Jetpac's technology can be used to find anything on images, but Google is mum on its plans