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Chrome security update warns against sneaky software downloads as well as malware

Google wants to foil unwanted downloads from the Web. Its latest security tool throws up a big, red warning when you're about to visit such scheming sites.

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Critical remote code execution flaw patched in Samba

Users should install the Samba updates available for their systems as soon as possible

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Many attackers lurk undetected for months, then pounce, study finds

Gaining access credentials is a way to keep access without installing malware, Mandiant said

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, February 24

As HP reports numbers, questions will be on its split ... GOPers on FCC want to delay net neutrality vote ... Google deals for Softcard

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Telegram dimisses claim of a flaw in its secure messaging application

Zimperium says Telegram doesn't protect content in memory, but Telegram says it's hard to defend against

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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.