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Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

Disgruntled employees deny planning to sell an antidote to the company's surveillance software

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Hacker steals login credentials of Bitdefender business users, attempts blackmail

The hacker exploited a vulnerability in an outdated software component to extract information from a single server

Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for websites hiding on Tor

Attackers controlling entry nodes on the Tor network could find the location of hidden services or unmask users visiting them

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Google rejects French request to expand right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten isn't a global law, Google said in a blog post

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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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Critical BIND denial-of-service flaw could disrupt large portions of the Internet

The flaw could be exploited remotely to crash DNS servers by sending them a single packet

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Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

Researchers develop astonishing Web-based attack on a computer's DRAM

The Rowhammer problem can be exploited using JavaScript over the Web, researchers have found.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 30

Obama wants to boost U.S. supercomputing...OPM hackers also hit United Airlines...Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

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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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OPM, Anthem hackers reportedly also breached United Airlines

Flight manifests including passenger information and destinations were stolen, report claims

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Symantec: Well-heeled hacking group Black Vine behind Anthem breach

Black Vine has been active since 2012 and is behind several hacks targeting different industries

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Maliciously crafted MKV video files can crash Android phones

Researchers discovered a vulnerability in Android's mediaserver component that can be exploited by malicious apps and websites.

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No building access card? No problem if you have new Def Con tools

A slew of new RFID hacking tools will be released at the Def Con conference next month

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Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says.