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US federal agencies halt background checks by contractor after cyberattack

US Investigations Services claimed the incident has the markings of a state-sponsored attack

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Galaxy Note 4 won't turn around Samsung's ailing fortunes, analysts say

The company needs better high-end smartphones and a better portfolio of low-end devices

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Toshiba focuses on improved slow motion with new camera sensor

The sensor has started shipping in small volumes, but won't show up in products until next year

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Symantec patches privilege escalation flaws in Endpoint Protection

Exploit code for the flaws was released Tuesday

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Windows Phone messaging powers up with revamped Facebook, Viber, and BBM apps

Microsoft is working to increase the number apps available for its OS, but device sales are shrinking

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Telefónica bids $9B to acquire Brazilian telecom operator

The operator hopes to have a deal ready by September

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Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten

Joshua Rogers decided to go public with the information after notifying PayPal of the problem on June 5

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Mobile operators lean on Samsung devices for next-generation messaging

The Galaxy S5 and S4 are getting new operator-friendly file share and messaging functionality

Record-smashing 43Tbps transfer speed over single fiber achieved

The new record surpassed the old one by a whopping 11Tbps.

Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

Two researchers will show at Defcon how a Dropcam could turn into a Trojan horse

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Mozilla warns of leaky developer network database

Email addresses of 76,000 were exposed along with 4,000 encrypted and salted passwords

Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins

The latest version of EMET allows administrators to block plugins on certain websites

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No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver

Symantec has published recommendations for mitigating the danger

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iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling, and scrambles voice calls placed via the iPhone.

Zero-day flaws found in Symantec's Endpoint Protection

Offensive Security said the flaws could be used to gain full system access. Symantec is investigating the matter.