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'USB Killer' is a flash drive designed to fry your laptop

A hardware enthusiast created a USB thumb drive that can discharge a high voltage into a computer's USB interface

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If you hate PC bloatware, here are the vendors to avoid

Bloatware or crapware clogs your PC, slowing it down and gobbling up space. A little research can help you avoid the worst offenders.

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Senate panel secretly approves cyberthreat sharing bill

One senator called the legislation a 'surveillance bill by another name'

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Google services disrupted by routing error

An Indian broadband provider briefly claimed traffic intended for Google as its own.

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New ransomware program targets gamers

Ugh - the program encrypts game saves, mods, maps and other user-generated content for a large number of popular games.

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Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

The U.S. government still supports using encryption but has questions about law enforcement access to data

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Over a million WordPress websites at risk because of flaw in popular SEO plug-in

The vulnerability in a plug-in from Yoast exposes sites to SQL injection attacks

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EU law makers to discuss whether Facebook qualifies as critical infrastructure

The discussion will determine whether social networks must disclose data breaches

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Google researchers hack PCs using DRAM electrical leaks

The 'Rowhammering' attack exploits electrical interference to change binary values in memory

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 12

New flagship phones on the way from LG, Huawei... Apple struggles with 11-hour cloud outage... Impatience grows over EC's Google probe

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Android app developers should update to Dropbox's latest SDK

A vulnerability could allow your Dropbox files to be uploaded to someone else's account

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Hillary Clinton's email system was insecure for two months

Lack of SSL certificate could have exposed emails to eavesdropping attack

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Code name found in Equation group malware suggests link to NSA

The name matches an NSA project listed in a secret document leaked by Edward Snowden