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Cisco fixes privilege escalation flaws in AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client was updated to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to gain system or root privileges on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X computers.

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AMD rushes out new Battlefront-ready Catalyst beta to fix nasty memory bug

AMD is back and this time it's mostly ready for the Battlefront beta next week, after the company's initial Battlefront-focused beta driver had a major memory leak issue.


Sprint's unlimited data plan is getting more expensive

Little more than a year after it was first introduced, Sprint is increasing the price of its $60 unlimited talk, text, and data plan.

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New Android vulnerabilities put over 1 billion devices at risk of remote hacking

Newly discovered vulnerabilities in the way Android processes MP3 and MP4 files can allow attackers to compromise devices by tricking users to visit specifically-crafted Web pages. Meet Stagefright 2.0.

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Spec showdown: Google's Pixel C tablet vs. Microsoft's Surface 3

Pixel C vs. Surface 3: fight!

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Dyreza malware steals IT supply chain credentials

New versions of the Dyreza computer Trojan are configured to steal credentials for order fulfillment, warehousing, inventory management, ecommerce and other IT and supply chain services.

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Get started with Office 2016's streamlined sharing options

Where Office 2013 made file-sharing complex, Office 2016 makes it easy as pie.


Oops! Microsoft accidentally leaks Lumia 950 and 950XL Windows 10 Phone details

Thanks for confirming the Lumia 950 and 950XL before the official launch, Microsoft!

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A Linux botnet is launching crippling DDoS attacks in excess of 150Gbps

The security response team from Akamai Technologies have observed multiple attacks originating from a Linux botnet recently that have ranged from a few gigabits per second to over 150.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is heading to Nexus devices 'next week'

Android 6.0 is headed to Nexus devices the week of Oct. 5.


How to enable pop-up email notifications for Windows 10's Mail app

Windows 10 automatically puts new Mail notifications in the Action Center, but doesn't tell you about it. Here's how to fix that.

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Newly found TrueCrypt flaw allows full system compromise

James Forshaw, a member of Google's Project Zero team, has recently discovered two serious vulnerabilities in the driver that the TrueCrypt full disk encryption program installs on Windows systems.

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After pushing malware, ad networks also used for DDoS

Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices.

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Silent Circle's privacy-centric Blackphone 2 launches with full Play Store support

The Blackphone 2 is designed to meet the management and security needs of enterprises, while not alienating workers who will end up using it for their personal affairs as well.

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Cookie handling in browsers can break HTTPS security

Man-in-the-middle attackers can inject cookies over HTTP connections in order to extract information from encrypted HTTPS traffic.