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OpenSSL Project publishes roadmap to counter criticism

The project plans to implement code reviews, fix poor coding and have better documentation

Microsoft accidentally borks legit websites while hunting malware in No-IP takeover

No-IP claims Microsoft doesn't appear to be very good at DNS

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Microsoft's botnet-hunting domain seizure cramping other hacking campaigns, Kaspersky says

A variety of other sophisticated hacking campaigns used No-IP's infrastructure

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VMware opens up testing of next-gen vSphere to anyone

The product is expected to be announced at VMworld in August

Dropbox for Business folders can now be shared in read-only mode

Previously, users granted edit rights by default to the colleagues with whom they shared folders

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Microsoft boosts anti-snooping protection in Outlook.com, OneDrive

The consumer webmail and cloud storage services will now be protected with new encryption.

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Amazon customizes low-cost instances for remote desktops, databases

The company's new T2 instances offer the ability to increase performance as long as you have the credit

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Small-screen spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs. HTC One mini 2

The HTC smartphone has the looks, but Samsung is hoping a svelte design and an abundance of sensors will be a winning recipe

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Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

Symantec says the Dragonfly campaign, originating in Eastern Europe, sought to gain persistent access to energy suppliers

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Oracle hopes to entice mobile developers with new framework

The Mobile Application Framework works with a variety of development tools and languages

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India a hotbed for next-generation smartphones on the cheap

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have all partnered with local vendors

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California removes ban on Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other alternative currencies

The law paves the way for legal use of community currencies, bitcoin and other U.S. dollar alternatives

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Microsoft admits communications, tech problems during Office 365 outages

Lync Online and Exchange Online went down for hours in separate incidents earlier this week. Microsoft apologized.

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Android Studio development platform heading towards full release

A new beta version is now available for download

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Android malware targets South Korean online banking customers

Thousands have been infected by malware masquerading as a legitimate banking application, Cheetah Mobile said