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Rare text message worm targets Android devices

The new Selfmite Android malware spreads by sending text messages with a malicious link to the device owner's contacts

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Austrian court axes data retention law following EU high court ruling

Regulations to fight crime should be in line with human rights, Austria's Constitutional Court said

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Android malware targets South Korean online banking customers

Thousands have been infected by malware masquerading as a legitimate banking application, Cheetah Mobile said

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Facebook tries to recover bulk user data seized by New York law enforcement

Facebook has filed an appeal for the return of the data and for a ruling on several legal points

How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Google took tangible steps towards a password-free future at its I/O keynote, obliterating the need for secret codes in Android, Chromebooks, and Chromecast.

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Trade group previews apps to give mobile users choice on ads

The Digital Advertising Alliance plans to release two apps this fall allowing users to opt out of behavioral ads.

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VMware catches up with some Apache Struts patches

The company updates the version of Struts included in its vCenter Operations Management Suite product.

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IPv6 usage is climbing in Europe, while Asian countries are most ready for 4K TV, says study

Belgium is unexpected contender for most IPv6-friendly country, but no surprise that South Korea and Japan are most ready for 4K video

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'Luuuk' banking malware may have stolen €500,000 in a week

Kaspersky Lab says the professional criminal group behind the operation is very active

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Google ties Chromebooks and Android closer together, kills the password

Chromebooks are evolving to interplay with your Android phone, and the close ties have killed the need for passwords.

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Researchers bypass PayPal's two-factor authentication system

An API and mobile app loophole allowed access to 2FA-enabled accounts with only a user name and password, researchers from Duo Security said

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Watch the web get hacked in real time on this mesmerizing map

This is what hack attacks look like: A real-time map of worldwide activity drives home the scope of security threats far more vividly than mere words ever could.

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Fewer NTP servers can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks, but threat remains

Despite visible progress 2,000 servers with large amplification factors remain, a security vendor reports