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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

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Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android users

A success for Apple Pay could push others in the mobile NFC payment market to up their game

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Apple's iCloud targeted in man-in-the-middle attack in China

Yahoo has also been facing a similar attack in China, according to security researchers concerned that the government was eavesdropping.

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Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Infecting NAS devices with malware can be very valuable for attackers, a researcher said

Stay Safe While Staying Connected to Your Tablet

Next time you take your tablet out and about, use these useful tips to stay secure.

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One of the most convincing phishing attacks yet tricks you with Dropbox sharing

Dropbox was quick to remove the bogus login page, Symantec said

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China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks

A top Chinese official said the country does not tolerate hacking

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Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

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New Web vulnerability enables powerful social engineering attacks

The vulnerability allows creating links to legitimate sites that trigger malicious file downloads when clicked

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

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New attack hides stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said

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Hackers strike defense companies through real-time ad bidding

Malicious advertisements are being 'micro-targeted' at defense companies, Invincea said

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Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

The flaw could allow an anonymous attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code

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Utterly crazy hack uses long-distance lasers to send malware commands via all-in-one printers

If you saw it in a movie, you'd never believe it's true. But it is. Researchers have developed Morse code for transmitting data via pulses of light sent to a scanner via a laser.

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Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls

The company's platform lets service providers offer virtual router and firewalls