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Android bug lets apps make rogue phone calls

The flaw affects the majority of Android devices in use and could easily be exploited by malware to make premium-rate calls.

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Australian teen accepts police caution to avoid hacking charge

Joshua Rogers' case illustrates the fine legal line computer security researchers tread

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TSA to put mobile phones, other electronic devices under higher scrutiny

Electronic devices that cannot be turned on will not be allowed onboard aircraft, according to new U.S. rules

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Encrypted instant messaging project seeks to obscure metadata

Invisible.im aims to allow people to have online chats but leave little digital forensic evidence

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Attack on Dailymotion redirected visitors to exploits

A rogue iframe injected into the site led visitors to exploits that installed a click-fraud Trojan program, researchers from Symantec said

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Ruby on Rails gets patches for SQL injection vulnerabilities

The two vulnerabilities affect Rails applications that use PostgreSQL as a database system

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Secret code indicates NSA tracks users of privacy tools, report says

Although unverified, the code indicates a broad effort to monitor those interested in protecting their online activities

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Dimension Data to expand Earthwave security services worldwide

Demand for real-time threat monitoring from cloud services providers is rising as hacking risks persist

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Microsoft plans six security bulletins for July Patch Tuesday

According to the advance notification from Microsoft, there will be six security bulletins next week, but only two rated as Critical.

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'Right to be forgotten' leads Google to conceal certain stories from UK media sites

Google is deleting links to articles as part of the ruling, giving rise to a huge, if indirect, challenge to press freedom, The Guardian said

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EU court orders more transparency over US-EU terrorist finance tracking program

EU officials must be more transpartent about the way a deal to send EU citizens' banking data to the US was negotiated, a court has ruled

No-IP regains control of some domains seized by Microsoft

But a spokeswoman said one of its main domains used for its services isn't available

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Hardcoded SSH key gives backdoor access to Cisco communications manager

Cisco released new software versions to fix the issue and patch another serious vulnerability