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UK police make arrest related to denial of service attack on Playstation and Xbox networks

The police seized equipment and arrested an 18-year-old man on Friday. Is he a member of the Lizard Squad?

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French newspapers go offline, but hosting company rules out DDoS as cause

Early speculation that jihadists were responsible for the outages seem less likely as the hosting company rules out a DDoS attack

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Google reveals third unpatched Windows zero-day vulnerability in a month

Google is sticking to its 90-day disclosure deadline, despite criticism by Microsoft.

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 16

Servers boost Intel results ... Xiaomi wants in on smart homes ... Prosecutors try to catch their Dread Pirate Roberts ... and more

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US and UK to step up cyber defense efforts

More collaboration is needed to meet online threats, the UK's prime minister said

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How much trust can you put in Telegram messenger?

Researchers say the application has a few weak spots

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Peerio hands-on: This secure messaging suite packs dead simple end-to-end encryption

The creator of Cryptocat and miniLock is back with yet another encryption tool .

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This ad company is using Verizon's unstoppable supercookies to track you

An advertising company uses the unique identifier headers added by Verizon to Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies deleted by users

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Google squashes widespread AdSense malvertising attack

Webmasters were flummoxed when their sites redirected to fraudulent websites hawking products.

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Ham-fisted phishing attack seeks LinkedIn logins

The emails contain an HTML attachment that seems to be slipping past spam filters

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CryptoWall ransomware is back with new version after two months of silence

CryptoWall 3.0 uses both the Tor and I2P anonymity networks for increased stealthiness.

Adobe patches remote code execution and keylogging flaws in Flash Player

Some of the vulnerabilities allow attackers to take full control of users' systems