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Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'

An identifer on people's phone creates cookies that can't be deleted, but Verion says you can opt out.

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Can't keep this bad boy down: ZeroAccess botnet back in business

After a six-month break the ZeroAccess botnet resumes click-fraud activity

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Critical 'Ghost' Linux flaw can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks.

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Google to change UK privacy policy after regulatory pressure

Google will clarify its policy and redesign its account management pages by June 30

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Securing your computing ecosystem from smartphone to PC

Your computer is no longer the only thing that needs protecting. Malware, phishing, smishing, and all kinds of exploits threaten your mobile devices.

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How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity

A new study suggests anonymous data sets aren't very anonymous after all

Mozilla puts old hardware to new use running Tor relays

The organization opted for running middle relays, although exit relays would have probably helped the anonymity network more.

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The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

Website owners still using 1024-bit SSL certificates should replace them with 2048-bit ones

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

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Protecting yourself on social networks

Whether you just joined Facebook or you're pushing 10K followers on Twitter, here's how to stay safe while using social media.

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Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

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Silk Road paid thousands in shake-downs from malicious hackers

The Silk Road online drug marketplace was routinely bedeviled by extortionists

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EU air passenger database about to take flight, but critics want it grounded

The EC is reportedly working on a plan to implement a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system, although a previous attempt failed

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Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

The Communications Security Establishment tracks activity at more than 100 file-sharing sites, according to news reports

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Blackphone's super-secure communications app had serious flaw

A vulnerability in the bundled encrypted messaging app would have allowed attackers to execute malicious code on the device