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NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a legal framework to let government agencies read encrypted data, NSA director Michael Rogers says.

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Worse than Superfish? Comodo-affiliated PrivDog compromises web security too

The tool replaces SSL certificates without validating them first, opening the door to man-in-the-middle attacks

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, February 23

Judge dismisses Android apps antitrust case ... Other apps use the same vulnerable technique as Superfish adware ... and more tech news

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Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar

Edward Snowden shook up the US security establishment with revelations of NSA surveillance

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Security's disastrous week, from Superfish to unstoppable, hard drive-killing malware

Superfish. Untrustworthy hardware. Easily hacked cars. FreeBSD's random number generator. This week was an utter disaster for security.

Bravo! Windows Defender, McAfee updates fully remove Lenovo's dangerous Superfish adware

The update to Windows Defender that eliminates the Superfish adware AND its rogue certificate came down in almost record time. And now McAfee's antivirus has been added to the list.

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CEO says Superfish is safe as US issues alert to remove Superfish from Lenovo PCs

Superfish's CEO is splitting hairs while Lenovo PC users remain vulnerable.

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Teen hacks car with $15 worth of parts

With just a little soldering and assembly, a 14-year-old built a device to wirelessly communicate with a vehicle's controller area network (CAN) and remotely start and unlock the vehicle.

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Superfish vulnerability traced to other apps, too

The flawed security technique used by Superfish has been found in other software, which has begun a chain reaction of security vulnerabilities.

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Google agrees to Italian privacy authority audits in the US

Google will also be subject to quarterly checks in Italy

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Massive SIM card encryption key hack gives US, UK spies access to billions of phones

The surveillance agencies reportedly were able to monitor a large portion of the world's mobile traffic

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TrueCrypt security audit back on track after silence and uncertainty

Phase two of the project will begin shortly and will be done by a professional team of consultants

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Android malware fakes phone shutdown to steal your data

The malware works in the background after pretending to shut down a phone, AVG said.