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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.

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Encrypted Android phone is only the beginning for Blackphone and Silent Circle

Leaks from the former contractor have raised awareness of privacy and users are reacting, says company executives

Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk

Apple's Mail, FaceTime, Calendar, Safari browser and Software Update could be vulnerable, a researcher said.

PCWorld News

Hacker defaces website of IT security certification body EC-Council

The hacker claims he obtained photocopies of thousands of passports belonging to law enforcement and military officials

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Neiman Marcus says fewer payment cards exposed in breach than first thought

Around 350,000 credit and debit cards were exposed in the incident -- not 1.1 million as first feared.

Is 'malware' too lame a name for the nasty stuff out there?

What's in a name? For one security expert, not enough when the name is "malware."

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Many home wireless routers vulnerable, study finds

Amazon's 50 top-selling routers are open to attack, researchers at Tripwire report.