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Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers said.

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URL-spoofing bug in Apple's Safari could enable hard to detect phishing attacks

A researcher developed code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded.

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Sneaky security system fools hackers with fake passwords when cracked

ErsatzPasswords, a research project, aims to stop the cracking of password hashes

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 19

Obama claims @POTUS, tweets...YouTube Kids shows beer ads...Samsung off the hook for some Apple damages

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Apple, Google urge Obama to reject encryption back doors

The firms signed a group letter calling on the president to resist security workarounds demanded by law enforcement

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Surprise! Survey finds most U.S. residents want changes to Patriot Act surveillance

An ACLU study concluded there's broad concern about government surveillance among U.S. residents.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, May 18

Security researcher took over airplane systems via inflight tech

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FTC recommends conditions for sale of RadioShack customer data

The FTC said it would prefer a model based on a settlement adopted with online toy retailer Toysmart.com

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Security researcher's hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

The FBI said Chris Roberts hacked in-flight entertainment systems 15 to 20 times over three years

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Malicious keylogger malware found lurking in highly publicized GTA V mod

This hidden mod malware puts the Grand Theft in Grand Theft Auto V.

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Sally Beauty confirms second payment card breach

There's enough evidence to confirm an intrusion, but the scope of the breach is not yet clear

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United launches bug bounty, but in-flight systems off limits

United will give loyalty miles as a reward instead of cash for finding flaws in its websites

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Asian nations increasingly hit by espionage groups

Multiple groups of attackers are focusing on government and military targets in Asia and the Pacific region, researchers fine