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Apple's rotten week: Bent phones, broken software, and shattered security

The only magic in Apple land this week is black magic.

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Shellshock vulnerability roils Linux server shops

The GNU Bash shell can provide an entry point for launching more severe attacks, researchers find

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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

Shades of "The Wire": The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says.

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Symantec names Michael Brown as new CEO

The company is trying to reverse a decline with the slide of the PC market, and the interim CEO, Michael Brown, was the best candidate.

PCWorld News

Yahoo reports a drop in government data requests

There were 18,000 requests in the first six months of this year, down from 29,000 a year ago

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'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.

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Apple's iPhone 6 Touch ID has same fingerprint failings as 5s

Apple's new iPhone 6 can still be fooled using the old fingerprint-lifting trick.

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McAfee announces 2015 editions of its antivirus and security suites

McAfee's latest security products are here. Do you need them? It depends on how much you value convenience.

Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones

Samsung on Thursday announced a free My Knox service that can synchronize email and contacts with a desktop computer, as well as two premium services for businesses.

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New organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

Simply Secure will identify usability problems in open-source privacy tools and will work with developers to address them

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Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking flaw

A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers said

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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Malicious ads distributed 'on a large scale' by Zedo, Google's DoubleClick ad networks

The advertisements redirect victims to the Nuclear exploit kit, which tries to install the Zemot malware.