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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

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Cisco fixes unauthorized access, denial-of-service flaws in several products

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to take control of affected devices or cause them to become unresponsive

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Database attack exposes personal data at University of Maryland

The data included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and university ID numbers

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Report: Malware-infected Android apps spike in the Google Play store

Where's My Droid and Speed Night were cited as the most downloaded malicious apps.

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Belkin fixes WeMo security holes that gave hackers access to home appliances

Your light switches and thermostats are safe, for now.

on techhive.com

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KPN strikes deal with Silent Circle to offer encrypted phone calls

KPN said it has the exclusive right to offer Silent Circle services in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium

Synaptics: We can do iPhone-like fingerprint sensors, but better

The input provider says iPhone-like fingerprint sensors can be built directly behind the glass of Android and Windows phones.

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Zeus banking malware hides crucial file inside a photo

Security software is less likely to flag a '.jpg' file as a malicious

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Exploit released for vulnerability targeted by Linksys router worm

The list of affected router models is larger than previously thought

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Founders of security firm SlickLogin join Google

The company was working on login authentication using a mobile phone

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Merkel and Hollande to talk about avoiding US servers

European's emails should not have to travel across the Atlantic, Merkel said

Mozilla defends in-app Firefox ads as financial necessity

Use of the so-called Directory Tiles that include ads will help keep Firefox free of charge and support Mozilla's ongoing projects, the chair of the Mozilla Foundation says.