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Facebook, financial firms targeted by online maurauders

Several new and persistent schemes have emerged for spreading malware on popular sites.

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Electronics deals are skimpy on the eve of Memorial Day sales

Memorial Day touts the start of summer sales, but bargain-hunters might do well to be patient and wait for a few upcoming events that will bring real deals.

Cybersecurity chat focuses on industry-government collaboration

Threat information sharing has been a sore point between the federal government and private sector for years.

Hackers get busy with Glass at Google's invitation

Running desktop operating system apps on Google Glass may be possible, but not necessarily a good idea, Google warns.

EA axes Online Pass program

Online Pass was required for anyone who bought a game second-hand if they wanted to access online features. EA's move to ditch the never-popular Online Pass is likely an attempt to earn some goodwill for the company in the wake of some disastrous headlines.

Testing firm: Internet Explorer tops browsers for malware protection

NSS Labs found that Internet Explorer 10 blocked more than 99 percent of the malicious downloads thrown at it. Google Chrome also showed marked improvement over previous tests.

It is a good day to Bing: Microsoft adds Klingon support

As part of a marketing partnership with Paramount Pictures to promote the latest Star Trek movie, Microsoft will add Klingon to the languages available at Bing Translator on the Web and in a Windows Phone 8 app.

New Samsung tech could pave way for 5G in 2020

Samsung says it's developed some transceiver technology that can deliver 5G speeds in the 28Ghz frequency at 1.06 Gbps for a distance of two kilometers.

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Porn troll case prompts ISPs to fight to protect customer IDs

Cox, AT&T, other ISPs are fighting a court order in a copyright case, seeking to protect BitTorrent users from a legal fishing expedition.

Nexus 4 may be nearing the end of its short, tough life

The Nexus 4 disappears from the shelves of two UK phone stores, stoking speculation of the model's imminent replacement.

Banned 3D printed gun files will never truly vanish from the Web

Even though Defense Distributed quickly complied with the State Department's command to strip its 3D printed gun schematics from its servers, the information is now and forever in the wild.

Is this leaked hybrid the world's first Haswell-powered laptop?

A leaked video purports to show an upcoming Sony Ultrabook hybrid, and it may just be our first glimpse at Haswell in action.

Spotify closes hole that allowed free music downloads

The popular music service nixes a flaw that allowed free downloads using a Google Chrome extension.

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Use of 'honeywords' can expose password crackers

Researchers propose foiling password thieves by salting password databases with red herrings called 'honeywords.'

Samsung Galaxy Core borrows from stellar smartphone line

Samsung's new mid-range smartphone cribs features from the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S4.