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Hacking Team's malware uses a UEFI rootkit to survive operating system reinstalls

The feature allows the company's software to persist even if the hard disk drive if replaced.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 14

Microsoft shares new enterprise tools at partner meetup...Flash is sinking under weight of security flaws...IoT protocol Thread gains steam

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US to begin talks on drone privacy standards

But it's unclear if privacy and consumer groups will come to the table after leaving earlier privacy discussions

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Cyberespionage group Pawn Storm uses exploit for unpatched Java flaw

The exploit was used in attacks against the armed forces of a NATO country and a U.S. defense organization

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How to disable Flash Player: Why now's a better time than ever

Recent security exploits illustrate how Flash has outstayed its welcome, even on desktop web browsers.

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Hacking Team's arsenal included at least three unpatched exploits for Flash Player

The vulnerabilities leveraged by two of the exploits have yet to be patched

Second Flash Player zero-day exploit found in Hacking Team's data

Adobe plans to patch the vulnerability next week, but attackers might move quicker.

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The grim reaper approaches for Windows Server 2003

Come Tuesday, Microsoft will end support for its 12-year-old server operating system

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Nest, Amazon and their IoT ilk spark privacy concerns

A privacy group is calling for an investigation by the U.S. FTC and DOJ

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OPM director resigns after unprecedented data breach

Katherine Archuleta stands down a day after scale of the massive breach was made clear

Synaptics touts more secure fingerprint readers, in time for Windows 10 and Android M

“Match-in-Sensor” technology keeps fingerprint data away from the operating system, helping to cut off malware attacks.

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VMware patches vulnerabilities in Workstation, Player, Fusion and Horizon View Client

The flaws could lead to code execution, privilege escalation and denial-of-service

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 10

Facebook lets you organize your news feed... OPM leaked personal data on 21.5 million people... OpenSSL bug less serious than feared