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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

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Fanny superworm uses decoys and cloaking techniques, and probably spawned Stuxnet

The worm, used by the Equation cyberespionage group, relied on zero-day exploits that were later used in Stuxnet.

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Windows 10 embraces password-killing biometric authentication

Microsoft joined the FIDO Alliance in 2013 and is ready to add the password-less authentication standard into its flagship product.

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Password security tips: When and how to share them safely with loved ones

Your passwords are one kind of secret you probably need to keep, even from trusted loved ones. A new survey from Intel Security reveals people's habits and the risks they might be taking.

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Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware

The Equation Group's attack on hard-drive firmware is one of the most advanced ever discovered, Kaspersky Lab said

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, February 17

Spy group has embedded tools in foreign networks ... Sony selling its SmartEyeglasses ... Infosys will automate more jobs

Cybercriminal gang plunders up to $1 billion from banks over two years

Once inside a bank's network, the gang studied how the institution performed wire transfers in order to better mask fraud.