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Researchers reveal mobile malware tools governments use to spy on phones

The U.S. has the most command-and-control servers for a product made by Italy's Hacking Team

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Montana data breach exposed 1.3 million records

The exposed data included health assessments, prescriptions and diagnoses for some residents

Even encrypted Web traffic can reveal highly sensitive information

Merely knowing what pages a person views on a website can hint at their personal life

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AskMen.com website redirects to Caphaw malware, WebSense says

High-traffic websites can potentially expose thousands of visitors to automated attacks

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Google develops BoringSSL, its own 'boring' version of OpenSSL encryption

But fear not: This fork isn't intended to replace OpenSSL.

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Alert issued over plain text passwords in some Super Micro motherboards

A scan of the Internet showed more than 31,000 servers are vulnerable

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LinkedIn called out on slow implementation of default SSL

Zimperium said some users are at risk, but LinkedIn claims the issue doesn't affect the majority of users

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CloudFlare acquires enterprise VPN provider CryptoSeal

CloudFlare said the company's technology will help it build more secure networks

Report: Neither iOS nor Android inherently more secure than the other

Apple has an edge in a couple of areas, but there are still ways into its walled garden, Marble Security said.

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Russian forensic firm's tool snags iCloud backups without an Apple ID

The new tool from Elcomsoft, intended for law enforcement, only works under certain conditions

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New powerful banking malware called Dyreza emerges

The malware uses browser hooking to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack, security companies say

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Spamhaus readies new antimalware data feeds

The data feeds will make Spamhaus' Domain Block List more effective and versatile, the organization said

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U.S. will auction mammoth Bitcoin haul seized in Silk Road drug bust

The law enforcement agency could have simply deleted the virtual currency

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P.F. Chang's turns to manual card processing after confirming breach

The restaurant chain is the latest victim of a breach

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US indicts Romanian man alleged to be celebrity hacker 'Guccifer'

Marcel Lehel Lazar is accused of accessing online accounts of at least five prominent people