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Linux worm diversifies to mine cryptocurrencies

Symantec has found 31,000 devices with variants of the worm, called Darlloz

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Wickr sees a business in securing other apps

The encrypted messaging startup is selling security tools, including enhanced encryption, to other app makers

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Does Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto have a case against Newsweek?

Legal experts say it would be hard for Nakamoto to build a strong case.

US officials: NSA overseas surveillance is targeted, not bulk collection

Critics question the officials' description of the NSA's overseas surveillance programs. Are they wide nets or targeted strikes?

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Prominent security mailing list Full Disclosure shuts down indefinitely

The administrator says he had enough after a member of the hacker community tried to pressure him to remove unspecified content

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Hacker Diabl0 arrested in Thailand at the request of Swiss authorities

He is wanted in connection with computer fraud and credit card information theft in Switzerland.

Twitter reportedly drops plan to encrypt direct messages

The Verge reports that Twitter’s end-to-end encryption for DMs is done—for now. Why are social networks dragging their feet on security measures?

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End-to-end encryption needs to be easier for users before Facebook embraces it

Facebook cites third-party services for users seeking end-to-end encryption

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Report: Average of 82,000 new malware threats per day in 2013

Targeted attacks and data breaches were the year's most popular methods according to a new report from Panda Security.

Proprietary firmware poses a security threat, Ubuntu founder says

Hardware manufacturers should move the software part of their innovations into the Linux kernel, Mark Shuttleworth said.

Avast: Windows XP users already attacked 6 times more often than Windows 7 users

And that's BEFORE Microsoft discontinues Windows XP security support on April 8.

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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Bitcoin-stealing malware hidden in Mt. Gox data dump, researcher says

Recently leaked Mt. Gox data archive contains a malicious application that steals Bitcoin wallet files, a researcher from Kaspersky Lab said

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HP taps Wi-Fi Direct, NFC to beef up security in business-focused printers

HP is adding NFC and Wi-Fi Direct printing features to new office printers

IBM denies links with NSA spying program

Cloud vendors stand to lose up to $35 billion over the next 3 years from spying fallout.