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Cisco advises users to lock down WebEx to prevent snooping

A security researcher found potentially sensitive meetings open for anyone to join

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What you should consider when choosing a password manager

Password managers offer many convenient options, but some come at the expense of security

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Blackphone tweak makes app updates less annoying for the security-conscious

The smartphone for the paranoid gets a better email client and a panorama camera mode - for sharing pics with NO ONE.

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Hong Kong democracy activist websites compromised

The attacks are suspected to be aimed at compromising activists

100,000 Snapchat photos get leaked, but Snapchat isn't to blame

A third-party web app for Snapchat saved snapped photos to its server, allowing hackers to get at them.

Kmart hacked, exposing customers' card numbers

There is no evidence that personal information or debit-card PIN numbers were stolen, the company says.

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IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

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Linux botnet 'Mayhem' spreads through Shellshock exploits

The botnet targets Web servers that haven't been patched for recent vulnerabilities found in the Bash Linux shell

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Dairy Queen stores hacked by 'Backoff' malware, payment card data stolen

The systems were accessed using account credentials from a third-party vendor, Dairy Queen said

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Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

Symantec's board votes to split the company in two

One company will focus on security and the other on information management, Symantec said.

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Android SMS worm Selfmite returns, more aggressive than ever

A new version of the worm is causing infected devices to send thousands of spam text messages and has spread to 16 countries so far.

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Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud

To ensure trusted cloud operations, Microsoft Haven uses a new type of virtual machine and a set of new Intel chip security calls