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Google fixes dangerous rooting vulnerabilities in Android

Media processing and kernel privilege escalation flaws were patched in the January Android security update.

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The Danalock gets a price cut for CES, as its manufacturer demos a new keypad, fob, and garage-door controller

Poly-Control will reduce the price of its Danalock to $129 starting February 15, and the smart deadbolt's new price will be $149 following the temporary promotion.

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BlackEnergy cyberespionage group adds disk wiper and SSH backdoor to its arsenal

A cyberespionage group focused on companies and organizations from the energy sector has recently updated its arsenal with a destructive data-wiping component and a backdoored SSH server.

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Anonabox launches three new privacy-protecting devices to hide your online activities

With the Kickstarter controversy behind it, Anonabox is back with three new products for easily routing your web traffic over the Tor network or a VPN.

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HP tackles 'visual hacking' with privacy filters in laptop, tablet screens

HP will start integrating privacy filters in laptop and tablet screens this year.

2015: The Year in Hacks

The most innovative and damaging hacks of 2015

The year's most significant attacks highlight how hackers are changing tactics -- and how IT security must evolve in the year ahead

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The next wave of cybercrime will come through your smart TV

Smart TVs are opening a new window of attack for cybercriminals, as their security defenses often lag far behind those of smartphones and desktop computers.

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New Chinese law takes aim at encryption

A new law passed by China's Parliament on Sunday requires technology companies to assist the government in decrypting content, a provision that the country maintains is modeled after Western law.

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Malware peddlers offered Raspberry Pi money to infect your micro-PC

You know you've "made it" when you attract attention from malware distributors.

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Check your credit card bills: Hyatt Hotels payment systems compromised by malware

Hyatt Hotels has asked customers to review their payment card account statements closely after it detected malware on the computers that run payment-processing systems at locations it manages.

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Work in finance or accounting? Watch out for 'whaling' attacks

If you receive an email from your boss asking you to transfer some funds to an external account, you might want to think twice.

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Poor security decisions expose payment terminals to mass fraud

Many payment terminals in Germany - and in other countries too -- were designed without following best security principles, making them vulnerable to attacks that could result in mass fraud against both customers and merchants.

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Juniper's VPN backdoor: buggy code with a dose of shady NSA crypto

Juniper was using a known flawed random number generator as the foundation for cryptographic operations in NetScreen's ScreenOS and the safeguards it put in place were ineffective.

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Apple warns against the UK's proposed spying law

The proposed law would weaken the security for millions of law-abiding citizens, the company says.

Microsoft is banning the adware method that caused Lenovo’s Superfish scandal

Microsoft cracks down on ad injection and other “man-in-the-middle” techniques in Windows.