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Hackers launch Apple ID phishing campaign playing on iCloud security worries

Phishing emails masquerade as security alerts from Apple about rogue iTunes purchases, researchers from Symantec said

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

Just five gangs in Nigeria are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

They've recruited US-based accomplices to make their scams look less suspicious

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IBM secures SoftLayer with Intel trusted modules

Intel's Trusted Execution Technology helps the IBM cloud service meet stringent compliance and auditing regulations

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The game is not yet over for Gameover Zeus botnet

F-Secure's latest Threat Report highlights concerns that the force behind CryptoLocker ransomware was disabled but not destroyed.

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Cyberespionage group uses port of Windows backdoor to attack OS X

The new malware program is an OS X version of a Windows backdoor called XSLCmd, researchers from FireEye said.

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LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

LinkedIn now allows users to see and terminate their authenticated sessions from multiple devices

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Botnet malware discovered on Healthcare.gov server

A server connected to Healthcare.gov had botnet malware on it, but the malicious code was never used and no personal information was compromised.

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Facebook fan page operators not responsible for user data, German appeals court confirms

But a German data protection commissioner called the decision 'a catastrophe and a setback for data protection'

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Bitcoin backer Shrem pleads guilty to operating unlicensed payments

Charlie Shrem, a bitcoin entrepreneur, and Robert M. Faiella pleaded guilty before a New York court.

Tim Cook: iCloud security will be strengthened

Two-factor authentication will be enabled on iCloud, along with more warnings for certain account actions

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AT&T and Box to pave secure path to cloud content via VPN

AT&T's NetBond is coming to Box next year

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New Facebook tool walks users through a privacy settings checkup

It's the latest initiative by the company to help its members make sure they're not over-sharing on the social networking site.