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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.

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Secusmart puts its BlackBerry encryption chip to work on the desktop

Secusmart is also behind a new voice encryption app that could help multinational, multiplatform enterprises

All major browsers fall during second day of Pwn2Own hacking contest

Researchers demonstrate remote code execution exploits against Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

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Don't upload health care data to Google cloud, UK groups say

Such sensitive data should never be uploaded to a provider outside the jurisdiction of the U.K, the groups said

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Target says it investigated but dismissed early signs of breach

A 'small amount' of possible activity was logged prior to a warning from the US Department of Justice

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Phishing campaign targets Google Docs, Drive users

A fake login page looks legitimate since it is served up by Google over SSL, Symantec said

California police criticized for 'stingray' cellphone trackers

Handsets nearby feed location data to the devices as if they were cell towers. But is that legal?

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NSA denies Facebook snooping as Zuckerberg lays into Obama

Facebook's CEO says he called President Obama to express his 'frustration' at repeated revelations of NSA snooping.

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Developer: some Samsung Galaxy devices contain file access backdoor

A software program shipped with some Samsung mobile devices allows access to the file system through the modem, the developers said.

Adobe patches a critical vulnerability in Shockwave Player

The flaw could enable remote code execution attacks, the company says.

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How to avoid a €100 million data fine in Europe

Even US companies will be subject to the new data protection law

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New EU cybersecurity law avoids making big Internet companies report breaches

Breach rule extends only to companies that own, operate or provide technology for critical infrastructure facilities.

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Mt. Gox kept Bitcoin exchange open despite knowledge of large-scale theft

The exchange continued to operate and collect transaction fees despite its troubles