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Attackers exploit vulnerabilities in two WordPress plugins

The plugins, JetPack and Twenty Fifteen, have a cross-site scripting flaw

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Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

The USA Freedom Act's changes to the phone records program are 'modest' at best, opponents say

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The Internet of Things will take a beating at DefCon hacking contest

Hackers will compete on findings flaws in off-the-shelf Internet-enabled embedded devices

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Electronic lock maker clashes with security firm over software flaws

CyberLock said it wasn't given enough time before IOActive published a security advisory

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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the cloud of a class action lawsuit

Its new owners hope to repair MacKeeper's reputation, while its previous owner is close to a $2 million class-action settlement.

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Court rules warrant not needed for cell phone location data

Florida police used 11,600 location records to track a suspect in a string of armed robberies.

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French lawmakers take first step toward gathering all communications metadata

The French National Assembly agreed to let spies gather data about phone calls and Internet use

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Cybercriminals borrow from APT playbook in attack against PoS vendors

Attackers impersonated point-of-sale system owners in need of technical assistance in a spear-phishing attack targeting PoS vendors

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This terrifying malware destroys your PC if detected

Rombertik is designed to steal any plain text entered into a browser window

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 5

Cisco prepares to swap CEO... Google may face more scrutiny in Europe... Vint Cerf doesn't trust back doors

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Netflix open-sources security incident management tool

FIDO has been published on GitHub under an open-source license

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Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach

It's not known if the latest incident is related to last year's breach, the company said

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Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections