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Lenovo preinstalls man-in-the-middle adware that hijacks HTTPS traffic on new PCs

If you've bought a Lenovo laptop in recent months it may have come packed with adware called Superfish that also creates massive security holes in your PC.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 19

Samsung buys LoopPay ... Qualcomm getting set to roll out 64-bit mobile chips ... Ex-GM CEO warns Apple off the car business

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Google worried US could use amended warrant rule to search computers abroad

The changed rule would extend the authority of federal judges to issue warrants for searching computers

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Swedish man pleads guilty to peddling Blackshades malware

Blackshades was widely used in the cybercriminal underground for about three years

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Facebook sees challenges to sharing threat data with US

The company's new data exchange is catching on, but its prospects for sharing with the goverment are less clear

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Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

The secure device maker is also holding a press conference at the show where the tablet could be announced.

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Uh-oh: Samsung smart TVs don't encrypt your captured voice data

Samsung TVs send voice search queries to a remote server over an unencrypted connection, a researcher found.

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What's in a typo? More evidence tying North Korea to the Sony hack

A security firm says code used against Sony has similarities to other malware linked to North Korea

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 18

Facebook wants us all to create VR content ... Lenovo tests ARM server waters with prototype ... Big data vendors find common ground

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Israel targeted by malware packaged with pornographic video

Trend Micro said two campaigns, one sophisticated and one not, shared the same infrastructure

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Russian extradited to US for hacks that stole 160 million credit card numbers

The defendant pleads not guilty to assisting with cyberattacks on Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Heartland and other companies

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Arabic cyberespionage group attacking Middle Eastern, other targets

The Desert Falcons mercenary group has stolen more than 1 million files since 2013

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Microsoft adds HTTP Strict Transport Security support to Internet Explorer

Websites will now be able to instruct the browser to always reach them over HTTPS