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Memory scraping malware targets Oracle Micros point-of-sale customers

A new threat dubbed MalumPoS is being used against businesses in the hospitality, food and retail industries, researchers said

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Plex gets more secure, adding free SSL encryption for all free and paying users

Plex Media Server users just got an important upgrade: The company is giving all of its customers, both paid subscribers and free users, an SSL certificate from a trusted authority, for free.

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UK spies sued over phone data collection scheme already banned in US

UK intelligence agencies still collect phone data in bulk, while that practice was banned in the US, Privacy International said

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Hacker turns toy into tool that can open garage doors in seconds

The attack radically improves the time needed to crack the fixed codes of older garage door openers.

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Don't expect major changes to NSA surveillance from Congress

After passing the USA Freedom Act, many in Congress may be unwilling to extend surveillance reform

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, June 5

Hackers steal data on 4 million government workers...Facebook slims down Android app...privacy-for-service seen as poor tradeoff

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US reports massive breach of government personnel data

The U.S. is investigating a massive data breach that exposed personal information on around 4 million federal government workers, according to news reports Thursday.

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NSA said to increase monitoring of US 'Net traffic to catch hackers

The program reportedly oeprates without court-ordered warrants to target cyberattacks within the U.S.

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Researcher warns popular gaming plug-in puts millions of web users at risk from data thieves

In a demo posted on YouTube, the researcher shows how a flaw in the Unity Web Player could let an attacker access a Gmail account.

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Microsoft lets EU governments inspect source code for security issues

At transparency center, Microsoft lets governments verify its products are safe to use

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EU, US officials close in on broad privacy accords

EU and US negotiators say they are close to reaching agreement on two data-protection deals

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Users with weak SSH keys had access to GitHub repositories for popular projects

GitHub revoked the keys, but it's not clear if they were ever abused by attackers

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Fraud campaign installs rogue app on non-jailbroken iPhones

The attackers are likely abusing Apple's iOS Developer Enterprise Program, researchers said