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We Heart It turns off Twitter sharing following spam

The cause of the spam postings wasn't clear

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Megaupload seeks return of millions in frozen Hong Kong assets

Hong Kong's Department of Justice has until June 4 to respond

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Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits U.S.

Android malware that sends text messages to premium-rate numbers expanded globally over the past year, researchers warn.

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The right kind of wrong: Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed

A few office-productivity apps are protected from Heartbleed thanks to a mistake

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NSA spying revelations have tired out China's Huawei

Huawei has for years fought off allegations that it spies for China

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While Heartbleed distracts, hackers hit US universities

As many as 250,000 people could be affected by a wave of attacks not using Heartbleed

Supposedly patched router backdoor still opens wide for secret 'knock,' says researcher

A security researcher who first discovered a back door in a number of different router models says the patch meant to fix the vulnerability didn't change anything.

You've got spam mail: Slew of AOL email accounts fall prey to spoofing attack

A horde of @aol.com email zombies have risen, and they're hungry for SPAAAAAAAAM.

Mysterious 'Unflod' malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices

Some iOS users found a malicious library of unknown origin on their jailbroken devices

Web apps and point-of-sale systems were leading hacker targets in 2013, says Verizon

The telco's annual data breach report incorporates data from more sources than ever before

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Smile! NEC's new biometric security software unlocks your PC with your face

NEC's face-recognition technology is being rolled out as an enterprise security solution.

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CloudFlare launches bug bounty program

The company hopes to strengthen its network through crowd-based bug hunting

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Blame Heartbleed: HealthCare.gov requires users to change their passwords

It's been a tough go for HealthCare.gov users. Now you can add "Heartbleed" to the list of concerns surrounding the site.

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Twitter app downloads could put users at risk

Conditioning Twitter users that its OK to click on links to download apps could be exploited to distribute malware.

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Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks

Researchers found critical vulnerabilities in satellite communications devices used in the defense, maritime, aerospace and other sectors