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Over 11,000 jump on European 'class action' privacy suit against Facebook

More than half of the backers come from Germany and Austria, but people are signing up in other countries, the complainant said

Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

Two researchers will show at Defcon how a Dropcam could turn into a Trojan horse

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Mozilla warns of leaky developer network database

Email addresses of 76,000 were exposed along with 4,000 encrypted and salted passwords

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Cisco patches traffic snooping flaw in operating systems used by its networking gear

The vulnerability affects the OSPF routing protocol implementation on Cisco networking equipment

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Android vulnerability still a threat to many devices nearly two years later

Many apps that use the Android addJavascriptInterface API are still vulnerable to JavaScript code injection, researchers from Bromium said

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Attackers can easily create dangerous file-encrypting malware, new threat suggests

A newly discovered ransomware threat runs as a batch file and uses the open-source GnuPG program for encryption

Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins

The latest version of EMET allows administrators to block plugins on certain websites

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Austrian privacy campaigner files 'class action' suit against Facebook over privacy policy

People can join the suit and claim €500 in damages, campaign group Europe-v-Facebook said

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Mitro makes password manager open source as team heads to Twitter

The client and server side code is being released under an open source license

Most USB thumb drives can be reprogrammed to silently infect computers

The firmware in such devices is unprotected and can be easily overwritten by malware, researchers from Security Research Labs said

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Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case

The company is compelled to comply with a US warrant for emails held in Ireland, a judge rules

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Twitter reports a rise in government data requests

Requests worldwide rose by 46 percent to 2,058

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Hacker group targets video game companies to steal source code

The group has ties to the Chinese hacker underground and uses custom tools to attack companies, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said