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Amazon CTO says business unaffected by Snowden revelations

Business overseas is as strong as ever, Werner Vogels says

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Maliciously crafted files can disable Microsoft's security products

A vulnerability in the engine used by many Microsoft antimalware products can lead to a persistent denial-of-service condition

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Will full encryption sideline Google's targeted ads?

Mining personal data to deliver targeted ads is the lifeblood of Google's business -- and of many other online firms. But what if that data dries up at the source?

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Europe's top court to review personal data exchange between EU and US

The review was prompted by Europe-v-Facebook's legal challenge of the Irish DPC's refusal to investigate Facebook's export of data to the US

Report: Neither iOS nor Android inherently more secure than the other

Apple has an edge in a couple of areas, but there are still ways into its walled garden, Marble Security said.

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Russian forensic firm's tool snags iCloud backups without an Apple ID

The new tool from Elcomsoft, intended for law enforcement, only works under certain conditions

Hackers use YouTube to sell stolen credit card numbers, group says

An Internet safety group calls on YouTube to more proactively police uploaded videos.

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UK student develops antidote for first Android file-encrypting ransomware

A hardcoded encryption key allows recovering files held hostage by the Simplocker Android malware

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British spies are allowed to intercept Google and Facebook traffic, official says

It is the first time a U.K. official has commented on the government's "vague surveillance legal framework", Privacy International said

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Better messaging means security can grow with IoT

Messaging veteran RTI delivers software based on the new DDS Security standard

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New powerful banking malware called Dyreza emerges

The malware uses browser hooking to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack, security companies say

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Hacked Synology NAS systems used in high-profit cryptocurrency mining operation

A hacker earned over $600,000 by infecting network-attached storage devices with Dogecoin mining malware, Dell SecureWorks researchers said

Popular websites still vulnerable to OpenSSL hijacking attack

A known critical vulnerability in OpenSSL can be exploited on over 20,000 of Internet's top 155,000 SSL sites, a researcher from Qualys said