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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

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Target's move to chip and pin seeks to assure consumers

Target's rollout of chip and pin for its payment cards will begin next year

Hacker claim about bug in post-Heartbleed OpenSSL encryption likely a scam

Hackers claim to have found a new vulnerability and are selling it for 2.5 bitcoins

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Spam link flood prompts We Heart It to turn off Twitter sharing

The cause of the spam postings wasn't clear, however.

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Megaupload seeks return of millions in frozen Hong Kong assets

Hong Kong's Department of Justice has until June 4 to respond

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The right kind of wrong: Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed

A few office-productivity apps are protected from Heartbleed thanks to a mistake

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While Heartbleed distracts, hackers hit US universities

As many as 250,000 people could be affected by a wave of attacks not using Heartbleed

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CloudFlare launches bug bounty program

The company hopes to strengthen its network through crowd-based bug hunting

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Google patches Android icon permissions attack

FireEye found malware that could change other icons, sending victims to phishing sites

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Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys

Researcher Willem Pinckaers found a hole in Akamai's OpenSSL code tweak, used for a decade, in 15 minutes

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

In Heartbleed's wake, Comodo cranks out fresh SSL certificates

Comodo's chief technology officer warns it is still very early in the remediation process

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Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless

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Critical OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted communications at risk

Administrators are advised to patch and revoke old private keys