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Drive-by attack relies on hacked GoDaddy accounts

The Angler exploit kit is using subdomains created by cybercriminals on real domain name accounts as part of its infrastructure

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Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

The NSA leaker's lawyers are negotiating a return to the US to face charges

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FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web.

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Android users spammed with fake Amazon gift card offers

Text messages promising free gift cards deliver only spam instead.

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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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Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

The proposed consumer privacy bill of rights allows companies to limit consumer control, critics say

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China defends cybersecurity back door demands as Obama protests

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government.

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EU data protection reform 'badly broken,' civil liberty groups warn

Something needs to change soon to save the EU's data protection reform, the groups said

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iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

Victims are lured through text messages to a fake iCloud login page

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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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DoCoMo app shares SIM credentials with offline devices

Smartphones with new Qualcomm chipsets could send SIM subscriber identities to multiple offline devices

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How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

A video will start playing, but something strange could be happening as well.

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NSA authorization to collect bulk phone data extended to June 1

The approval will be the last before the relevant statute in the Patriot Act comes up for renewal

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Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

An investigation revealed a database had been accessed last May, the company said Friday.

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Uh-oh: EFF researchers discover signs of Superfish-style attacks in the wild

Researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation found evidence that indicates attackers have exploited a security vulnerability in the Superfish adware and a slew of other programs