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Retired US airport body scanners fail to spot guns, knives

Tests on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 shows weapons can be smuggled by exploiting weaknesses

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The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed

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Inside the sneaky, surprisingly large world of rogue Chrome extensions

A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft and other misdeeds

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'Reveton' ransomware upgraded with powerful password stealer

Avast thinks its controllers are trying to diversify after profits have fallen

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Facebook says most outbound email is encrypted now

Microsoft and Yahoo have enabled STARTTLS, which dramatically raised the percentage of encrypted messages.

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Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

A single product, Norton Security, can be used across Windows, OS X, Android and iOS.

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Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

Medical records data can be a valuable asset, especially in a country where many have no health insurance

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Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information

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Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

Community Health Systems says the breach occurred in April and June

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Internet Explorer running slow? Dialog boxes could be at fault

Microsoft has issued a hotfix to most major versions of Internet Explorer. The browser can slow down, or stop working altogether, due to dialog boxes.

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Report: German spy agency inadvertently eavesdropped on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry

Germany's BND intelligence agency accidentally spied on two US Secretaries of State while keeping tabs on terror suspects.

Report: British spy agency scanned for vulnerable systems in 32 countries

Heise Online reveals top-secret details about the GCHQ's 'Hacienda' program.

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Heartbleed exposes weaknesses in hardware design

Heartbleed highlights memory and cache architecture weaknesses, but a DHS-funded project proposes changes