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BlackBerry denies its OS was to blame in Jeep Cherokee hack

The company claims the cause of the vulnerability lies in how the software stack was assembled by Chrysler.

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Motorola pledges rapid fix for Stagefright vulnerability

The Moto X, Moto G, and other devices should soon get an update through your carrier or directly from Motorola.

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Hackers show off long-distance Wi-Fi radio proxy at DEF CON

The device uses the 900MHz band, but hides the data in the background radio noise.

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Internal LTE/3G modems can be hacked to help malware survive OS reinstalls

Researchers found a way to write malicious firmware to a popular LTE/3G modem module built into business laptops and tablets

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Hacked electric skateboards could send riders flying

Two security researchers recently showed how electric skateboards can be hacked—and how riders could get seriously injured in the process.

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Hackers hit UK phone retailer, possibly compromising data of up to 2.4M customers

Carphone Warehouse said the cybercriminals may have also obtained the credit card information of 90,000 customers

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Attack on Sabre reportedly conducted by Anthem, OPA hackers

American Airlines has been investigating its own systems, but there's no evidence of a breach so far, it says

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Researchers find way to steal Windows Active Directory credentials from the Internet

The technique could enable attackers to attack Windows servers hosted in the cloud

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Update Firefox now! Fix rushed out for an exploit that steals files off your hard drive

Mozilla released Firefox 39.0.3 on Thursday to patch a pretty serious security flaw.

New malware turns your computer into a cellular antenna

Critical data can be collected from a computer using a feature phone, the researchers say.

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US Joint Chiefs of Staff emails targeted by Russian hackers

Reports say it was the same group that targeted the State Department and White House

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Carly Fiorina calls on Apple, Google to provide greater access for FBI

Republican candidate says public and private sector should share more information

Synaptics will put fingerprint sensors in PC touchpads to enable Windows Hello

With the SecurePad, Synaptics hopes to speed Windows 10 logins using an embedded fingerprint reader. Synaptics says it is working to qualify its SecurePad technology with Microsoft.