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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.

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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.

Microsoft tools protect IE10 until Patch Tuesday arrives

Microsoft has delivered a stopgap defense for active attacks against Internet Explorer 10, and is not likely to ship a patch before March 11.

IRS warns of leading tax scams

The U.S. tax agency releases its "Dirty Dozen" of leading tax scams that have surfaced, urging consumers to take care.

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Access-control tool for personal stuff knows 'private' can mean 'it's complicated'

Researchers have developed tag-based software to control who can see your files.

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Australia, NSA, lawyers tangle in spy case

Do foreign intelligence agencies have the right to intercept privileged communications between lawyers and clients?

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Source code for Android iBanking bot surfaces on underground forum

The leaked source code could lead to a larger number of attacks using the mobile malware, security researchers from RSA said

Namecheap fends off DDoS attack that knocked 300 websites offline

The 100Gbps attack knocked 300 websites offline for about three hours

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Study: 6 out of 10 Android apps a security concern

Webroot mobile threat report illustrates dramatic rise in mobile malware—especially threats targeting Android devices.

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Adobe Flash exploit targets security, public policy sites

The attackers appear to be gathering broad intelligence about visitors to three websites, FireEye says

Lookout study: hackers target mobile attacks by region

Mobile security report finds cyber criminals adapt practices to maximize profits and minimize detection.

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German privacy regulator: WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure service

The German data protection authority recommended Swiss WhatsApp alternatives Threema and myEnigma