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Using spellcheck? Electromagnetic fields could reveal your writing to snoops

Georgia Tech is studying better software and hardware designs to prevent electronic snooping

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CryptoWall ransomware variant has new defenses

Cisco found that the latest version of the malware terminates itself if it runs in a virtual machine

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'Super cookies' can track you even in private browsing mode, researcher says

Think you're safe from sneaky advertising companies tracking you when you're in private or incognito mode? You might not be.

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Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, January 8

The FCC chief is pulling in the same direction as President Barack Obama ... Samsung says profits will be down ... and more

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FBI director again points to North Korea for Sony attack

Hackers 'got sloppy' when attempting to mask their IP addresses, Comey says

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Watch out! Macro-based malware is making a comeback

Attackers bypass defenses aganst macros with social engineering to install malware.

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Microsoft reports variant of banking malware that targets German speakers

Microsoft says the malware is contained in spam messages that purport to contain important information

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AOL halts malicious ads served by its advertising platform

The malicious ads had been served since late October, according to security company Cyphort

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Hackers steal $5M in Bitcoins during Bitstamp exchange attack

Around 19,000 bitcoins were looted during the weekend hack, which targeted hot wallets

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Moonpig jeopardizes data of millions of customers through insecure API

The company failed to fix a security flaw reported over a year ago, a developer said

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Why Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi is secretly peeking at your secure web traffic

In-flight Internet provider Gogo replaces the HTTPS certificates on sites like YouTube with self-signed ones.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 6

What you need to know today in the world of tech