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Trojan program based on ZeuS targets 150 banks, can hijack webcams

The new Chthonic Trojan borrows features from ZeuS and several of its spinoffs, researchers from Kaspersky Lab said

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Three security-boosting steps to perform on every router

If you haven't done this with your router yet, do so STAT to make sure it's nice and secure.

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Comcast launches 4K app the same week it kills Xfinity 3D

Comcast is so over 3D, because the new attraction in HDTV technology is 4K, also known as UHD. If you've got a 2014 Samsung UHD TV then Comcast has an app for you.

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Xbox One kicks out the jams with new Pandora, Vevo apps

Pandora and Vevo have arrived on the Xbox One for your aural pleasure.

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Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

Malicious Git code repositories can execute rogue commands on client machines interacting with them

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Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking

Attackers can take control of millions of routers by sending a specially crafted request to RomPager, an embedded Web server running on them

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Point-of-sale malware creators still in business with Spark, an Alina spinoff

Spark is installed by a script written in AutoIt and scrapes card data from the memory of POS terminals

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Plex media streaming app arrives on PlayStation 3 and 4, U.S. launch slightly delayed

Plex came to the Xbox One in October, and now it's ready for the PlayStation 3 and 4. But a U.S. date hasn't been announced yet.

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Amazon Prime Now delivers your order in an hour, but only in Manhattan for now

Need some paper towels, an Apple USB cable, and a Frozen DVD in the next hour? If you're in Manhattan, Amazon can do that for you.

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Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

The security of the web itself was tested in unprecedented ways in 2014--but the news isn't all bad.

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These Norton-approved jeans can keep hackers out of your pants

Betabrand is teaming up with Norton to keep hackers out of your pockets, literally.

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Google Drive gets Gmail attachment capabilities, Open Doc Format support, and more

For two years you've been able to share links to Drive documents with just one-click. Now, you can send actual attachments.

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Dropbox users, try these: Hands-on with the free Mailbox and Carousel apps

Dropbox does more than stash stuff now. The email and photo-sharing apps are bonus features well worth exploring.

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Google Now gets Nest thermostat integration

We've been expecting it since the summer, and now you can finally control your Nest thermostat via Google Now.

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Microsoft's Lumia Gestures app lets you control your Windows Phone without touching the screen

A new app for Windows Phone lets Lumia owners answer the phone just by picking it up.