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Bitcoin lacks 'credibility and trust,' U.S. SEC says

The U.S. SEC warns of frauds and scams involving the virtual currency

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Malware infections tripled in late 2013 thanks to sneaky browser plugin, Microsoft says

The rise is attributed to 'Rotbrow,' a type of malware that downloads other bad programs

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Samsung's BYOD-friendly Knox 2.0 suite lands on Galaxy S5

Samsung will offer OS upgrades containing the Knox data security platform for more devices in the coming months

Adblock Plus works out kinks in Safari extension

The browser extension is mostly on par with ones for Chrome and Opera

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Education app vendors beware: Google wants to be teachers' pet

The company is prepping classroom aide software for its Apps for Education suite

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Heartbleed-like bug in OpenSSH dismissed as a hoax

Scammers claim they found a bug in the remote access tool two years ago

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CEOs may look twice at IBM's new security suite, services as Target's head rolls

New security products and services from Big Blue are aimed at preventing nightmare data theft scenarios

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Microsoft sharpens encryption management tools

The 2014 version of the IT administration tool suite includes an improved BitLocker management component

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Secret Google deals made Android phones more expensive, lawsuit claims

A class-action complaint contends Android devices are pricier because of secret agreements Google makes with device manufacturers

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Australian customs seizes fake iPhones that deliver a shock

The iPhones were among a batch of weapons that came in a shipment from China

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Cisco retires WebEx Social, partners with Jive instead

The companies will market a suite that includes WebEx Meetings, Jabber and Jive enterprise social networking software

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Bogus tool for hacking your Friends' Facebook account hacks you instead

Users think they will get access to their friends' accounts, but their account is hacked instead

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Worm-like Android malware spreads using text messages

Samsapo uses a worm-like characteristic to spread to other Android devices

Google breaks out Docs, Sheets from Drive mobile app

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A separate mobile app for the Slides presentation tool is also in the works

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Google stops scanning Gmail messages for ads in Apps for Education

Google's practice of serving ads based on the content of Gmail messages has long been controversial