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Groups ask US FTC to investigate Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp

The proposed deal raises concerns about WhatsApp users' privacy, two groups say.

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Cisco patches vulnerabilities in small business routers and wireless LAN controllers

The flaws can be exploited to gain unauthorized access or cause denial-of-service conditions.

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New crimeware tool Dendroid makes it easier to create Android malware, researchers warn

The tool can be used to add malicious functionality to legitimate applications, researchers from Symantec said.

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ComiXology realizes it was hacked, requires password reset for all users

Digital comic service says usernames, e-mails and passwords were stolen.

on techhive.com

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Lawmakers urge faster chip-and-PIN credit card adoption

The technology could be the answer to prevent further breaches of credit-card information.

Withdrawal vulnerabilities enabled bitcoin theft from Flexcoin and Poloniex

The flaws allowed hackers to overdraw accounts on the two websites without being detected.

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Target CIO resigns following breach

The retailer announces the resignation after data breaches affecting up to 110 million people.

PCWorld News

Pre-installed malware turns up on new phones

A fake version of Netflix that steals personal data and sends it to Russia has been found on several phone models

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shuts down after massive theft

'We at Flexcoin have not lost anything," the site said last week. That changed rather dramatically earlier two days ago.

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F-Secure report warns XP zero-day attack is imminent

The F-Secure H2 2013 Threat Report also cites government surveillance and Android malware as growing threats.

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Attack campaign compromises 300,000 home routers, alters DNS settings

Attackers have used a variety of techniques to exploit known vulnerabilities in router models from different manufacturers.

PCWorld News

Deutsche Telekom works with CipherCloud to protect hosted apps

CipherCloud has customized protection for Salesforce.com, Office 365 and Gmail

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Need your Mt. Gox bitcoins back? Steer clear of this website

A suspicious website tries to get people to download what is likely a bogus version of Flash player.

PCWorld News

Obama adviser Podesta promises full vetting of big data's impact on privacy

The senior White House counselor is leading a study group whose findings could influence policy changes

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How the Internet of Things opens your home to cyber threats

Thanks to a growing array of Internet-connected conveniences, your PC is not the only thing in your house at risk of being hacked.