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Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

Just five gangs in Nigeria are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

They've recruited US-based accomplices to make their scams look less suspicious

Tim Cook: iCloud security will be strengthened

Two-factor authentication will be enabled on iCloud, along with more warnings for certain account actions

Meet the Russian-made tool that grabs nude selfies from iCloud accounts

Elcomsoft said it is aware pirated copies of its Phone Password Breaker software are circulating in the underground

Firefox adds protection against rogue SSL certificates

Firefox 32 has implemented a feature known as certificate key pinning

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Hackers compromise Namecheap user accounts

The attackers are likely using a large list of credentials compiled by a Russian gang, Namecheap said

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Why hackers may be stealing your credit card numbers for years

Hackers may have the upper hand for years as the retail industry slowly upgrades its systems, analysts said

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FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of reported bank cyberattacks

The attacks are believed to have affected at least five US financial institutions

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Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'

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Netflix open sources internal threat monitoring tools

The tools are designed for monitoring emerging security issues on the Web

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Netcore, Netis routers have hardcoded password, Trend Micro says

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable

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Sony says 'high traffic' downs PlayStation, Entertainment networks

The group claiming responsibility also appears to be involved in a bomb threat against an American Airlines flight

Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

Mobile applications often don't warn users before a call is made, which a developer says could be abused

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Retired US airport body scanners fail to spot guns, knives

Tests on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 shows weapons can be smuggled by exploiting weaknesses

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The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed