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E-paper display gives payment cards a changing security code

The technology, from Oberthur Technologies, will be tested by two banks in France

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Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

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First software update for Apple Watch includes critical security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates.

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St. Louis Federal Reserve forces password change after DNS attack

A cyberattack caused some people to be redirected to potentially malicious websites

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New encryption flaw, LogJam, puts Web surfers at risk

The flaw is closely related to FREAK and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

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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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Vivint expands its connected-home system with a sophisticated doorbell camera

The doorbell alerts you when visitors arrive, enables you to see and speak with them, turn on lights, and even unlock your door.

on techhive.com

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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