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Over 10 million people possibly exposed to malicious ads rigged with exploit kits

The online advertising company that distributed the ads is taking action to stop it

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NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

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Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

Vulnerabilities in the Android multimedia framework allow attackers to remotely compromise devices with ease, a researcher said.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft

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US Census Bureau says breach didn't expose household data

The breached database was segregated from systems that hold census data

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French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French equivalent to the Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle on its way to becoming law.

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Hillary Clinton sent classified information via personal email

Investigation into email controversy finds problems, reports The Wall Street Journal

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US govt guide aims to bolster security of mobile devices used in health care

The guide looked at what security risks pose the greatest danger to keeping patient data private

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Even without breaches, don't count on websites to hide that you have an account with them

Online dating websites Adult Friend Finder and Ashley Madison were exposed to account enumeration attacks, researcher finds

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Google boots 'porn clicker' malware from Play Store

The fake apps visit porn sites in order to click on ads

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HP study finds smartwatches could do more to keep user data safe

More transparency is needed around how data collected by smartwatch apps is used, said HP.

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Blackberry delves deeper into security with AtHoc purchase

The BlackBerry Security Summit shows a company now focused on offering end-to-end security for governments and business

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Researchers disclose four unpatched vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer

The reports contain limited information, making exploit development hard and unlikely

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WordPress gets critical patch for nasty XSS flaw

WordPress 4.2.3 fixes a cross-site scripting flaw that could be used to compromise websites

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Nigerian scammers buy exploit kits to defraud Asian businesses

Deeper reconnaissance of infiltrated accounts can lead to big thefts