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Cleaning up botnets takes years to complete—if ever

The cleanup effort around Conficker shows how hard it is to eradicate a botnet

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Yahoo tackles large malicious ad campaign in its network

Ads with malicious code may have appeared across Yahoo's sites

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, August 4

Google's started a car company...Samsung puts $85 million into cancer-victim fund...Apple explores offering phone service

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DHS warns about privacy implications of cybersecurity bill

The bill under consideration of the Senate has been criticized by privacy groups

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Counterterrorism expert says it's time to give companies offensive cybercapabilities

The U.S. government should arm private businesses with cyberwarrants, allowing them to hack back

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, Aug. 3

Robot hitchiker attacked, abandoned... Nokia sells Here mapping business to German car makers... Spy-spotting software comes to Wall St

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DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Analysts predicted attackers would quickly figure out how to take advantage of the flaw

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Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

The fake message advertises a phone number for a technical support scheme.

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Don't get fooled into clicking phony Windows 10 upgrade emails

Fraudulent emails encouraging you to upgrade to Windows 10 will drop ransomware, not Microsoft's new OS, onto your PC.

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Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

Disgruntled employees deny planning to sell an antidote to the company's surveillance software

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Hacker steals login credentials of Bitdefender business users, attempts blackmail

The hacker exploited a vulnerability in an outdated software component to extract information from a single server

Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for websites hiding on Tor

Attackers controlling entry nodes on the Tor network could find the location of hidden services or unmask users visiting them

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Google rejects French request to expand right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten isn't a global law, Google said in a blog post