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Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone 'kill switch' effort

However, the executives stop short of endorsing a Senate bill requiring them to install kill switches on mobile devices.

IE zero-day exploit that struck VFW website being used in widespread attacks

The exploit is being distributed from many compromised websites around the world, researchers from Symantec said

360 million newly pilfered account credentials found in underground forums

The list is likely to have been compiled from multiple data breaches, according to Hold Security

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Android malware using TOR anonymity network makes a debut

Using TOR makes it more difficult to trace the command-and-control server

Filling the cybersecurity job gap

Security experts weigh in on the shortage of cybersecurity workers and what can be done to close the skills gap.

Samsung preps second-generation Knox BYOD software

Move follows Galaxy S5 with fingerprint reader

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Nov'IT pitches rooted Android phones as a pro-privacy weapon

Uhuru Mobile is a new ROM derived from Cyanogen that aims to make Android phones more secure.

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Mastercard tests credit cards that won't work unless you're nearby

Transactions will only be approved when a card holder and their phone are in the same place

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Researchers blow past all protections in Microsoft's EMET anti-exploitation tool

The tool can't protect against determined attackers with customized exploits, researchers from Bromium claim

New iOS flaw allows malicious apps to record touch screen presses

The captured touch screen data could be used to reconstruct what users typed

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CloudFlare acquires StopTheHacker malware scanning service

CloudFlare will continue to run StopTheHacker as normal while working on a longer-term integration

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Study: IRS exposing Social Security numbers online

Analysis of public tax returns found over half a million expose sensitive information.

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Bitcoins, other digital currencies stolen in massive 'Pony' botnet attack

Criminals use botnet to rip off 700,000 credentials, also breaking into 85 virtual wallets which stored Bitcoins.

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What you need to know about Apple's SSL bug

Apple patched a serious vulnerability in its implementation of SSL on iOS last Friday, but the Mac is still affected. If you're concerned or curious, here's how it might currently affect you.

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US attorney general calls for data-breach notification law

A new law would allow the DOJ to better combat cybercrime, Holder says.