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PayPal is the latest victim of Java deserialization bugs in Web apps

PayPal has fixed a serious vulnerability in its back-end management system that could have allowed attackers to execute arbitrary commands on the server and potentially install a backdoor.

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Critical vulnerabilities patched in Magento e-commerce platform

The latest patches for the Magento e-commerce platform fix critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to hijack administrative accounts.

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Drupal to secure its update process with HTTPS

Developers of the popular Drupal content management system are working to secure the software's update mechanism after a researcher found weaknesses in it.

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Drupal sites at risk due to insecure update mechanism

The update mechanism of the popular Drupal content management system is insecure in several ways, allowing attackers to trick administrators into installing malicious updates.

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Google accused of tracking school kids after it promised not to

Google has been collecting information about schoolchildren's browsing habits despite signing a pledge saying it was committed to their privacy, the EFF said Tuesday.

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Cortana now gets business data from Microsoft's Power BI service

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana virtual assistant deeper into the business world by combining its capabilities with those of Power BI, the company's business intelligence and analytics software.

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Post Google, Mozilla's new search deals to make up revenue

The Mozilla Foundation reported increased revenue for 2014, the last year for which money from a lucrative Google search deal was included.

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Ingenico's new card payment terminals make room for apps

There's an app for everything, it seems, and increasingly an app on everything: phones, TVs, robots... and soon even the payment terminals used with chip-based bank cards.

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Get ready for a customer-service overhaul in the next Dynamics CRM

Microsoft's Dynamics CRM 2016 software is just around the corner, and on Thursday the company revealed new details about what it will include from a customer-service perspective.

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Google Inbox's new Smart Replies uses machine learning to speed up email responses

A new feature Google announced Tuesday lets people get through a whole bunch of email using machine-learning-powered smart replies.

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How to hold Skype chats with people who aren't Skype users

Skype recently added a WebRTC-style feature that lets anyone join a conversation if they have a link. Here's how to set that up.

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Skype for all: Microsoft lets users send direct links to chat with anyone via Skype

Microsoft adds a way to send a link to people you want to chat with, whether they're on Skype or not.

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DRM for JPEG? Standards group could make it happen

Locking up image files might help protect privacy, but would have serious side effects on fair use.

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Adblock extension begins whitelisting 'acceptable ads'

The decision by Eyeo, owner of the Adblock Plus browser extensions and mobile browser apps, to hand control of its acceptable ads program to an independent board has prompted the developer of another adblocker to join the program -- and sell his company.

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Skype's magic real-time speech translation is going live for all

Microsoft pushes its Skype real-time voice-translation app out of preview with support for six spoken languages.