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Survey: Most hackers do it for the lulz

A majority of hackers are in it for the thrill, and hardly any think they'll get caught.

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The biggest iPhone security risk could be connecting one to a computer

Design quirks allow malware to be installed on iOS devices and cookies to be plucked from Facebook and Gmail apps

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Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises, advocacy group says

The Center for Digital Democracy calls on the FTC to investigate 30 companies

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BlackBerry patches vulnerabilities in BlackBerry OS, enterprise server software

The flaws could allow attackers to access data stored on BlackBerry phones or sensitive credentials logged on servers

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Snowden reveals automated NSA cyberwarfare program

MonsterMind could fire back at suspected attackers without human intervention, Snowden says

Researchers: Users should patch critical flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

The security patches released by Adobe include one affecting Adobe Reader that's being exploited by attackers.

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Malware is less concerned about virtual machines

Symantec finds most malware doesn't quit if it runs on VM, which used to be a sign it was being analyzed.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Internet Explorer

Microsoft issued 29 patches for its browser, including one that covers a critical vulnerability.

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Accused Obamacare spammer settles FTC charges

The Florida company will pay $350,000 to settle charges it send misleading email spam

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Fifteen new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Five popular router models were hacked during the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DefCon 22

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Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

The company's WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto

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Study finds firmware plagued by poor encryption and backdoors

Firmware within the 'Internet of Things' could pose opportunities for hackers, researchers find

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IBM focuses on identity management with Lighthouse buy

The Lighthouse acquisition will bring IBM the ability to offer identity management as a service