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US Congress members urged to embrace encrypted apps

Congress members and staff are being urged by a civil rights group to use encrypted smartphone apps such as WhatsApp and Signal rather than traditional cellular networks.

Critical Flash Player updates patch 23 flaws

Adobe Systems released new updates for Flash Player to patch critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers.

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Samsung teams with Sectra to secure mobile phones for governments

Sectra is working with Samsung to integrate its end-to-end hardware encryption system with the phone maker's Knox mobile security platform to create devices secure enough to carry government secrets.

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India withdraws draft encryption policy following controversy

The Indian government has withdrawn a controversial draft encryption policy, with a minister stating that the document was not the final view of the government.

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US drops effort to make tech industry report terrorist activity

The U.S. Senate has dropped a plan that would have required Internet companies to report on vaguely-defined terrorist activity on their platforms, a move that was strongly opposed by the industry and civil rights groups.

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China 'must stop' cyberespionage, warns US National Security Advisor Rice

China's government must halt economic espionage in cyberspace, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice warned on Monday, days before Chinese President Xi Jinping is due in Washington, D.C., on an official visit.

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Apple pulls infected apps after malware strikes App Store

Apple's walled garden breached after developers take code shortcut.


Researchers discover many more Cisco routers infected with malicious firmware

Attackers have installed malicious firmware on nearly 200 Cisco routers used by businesses from over 30 countries.

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Indian draft rules on encryption could compromise privacy, security

India's government is trying to ensure that its law enforcement has easy access to encrypted information, but it could be compromising security and privacy in the bargain.

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Apple brings down malware-infected apps from store

Apple has brought down a large number of apps from its store after it was found that around 40 iOS apps had been infected by a modified version of the company's software for developers.

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Nasty URL bug brings Google Chrome to a screeching halt

Visiting—or merely mousing over a link that contains a specific string of characters—is enough to cause the current release of Chrome 45 to crash.

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Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

With Device Guard and Credential Guard, Windows enjoys unprecedented protection from malware and advanced persistent threats

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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there's one segment of mobile it's winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks.

Sneaky malware allows online poker players to peek at your cards

Online poker malware lets other PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker players cheat by getting a peek at cards held by opponents whose machines have been infected.

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Comcast’s Xfinity Home connected-home platform adds support for more third-party hardware

A product that started life as a home-security offering is morphing into smart-home solution.