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Windows PCs remained vulnerable to Stuxnet-like attacks despite 2010 patch

A Microsoft patch for an exploit used by the Stuxnet worm was incomplete, researchers found

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Dutch court scraps telecommunications data retention law

The law requiring Dutch telecommunications operators and ISPs to retain customer data violates fundamental privacy rights

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, March 11

Most retailers don't meet card security standards... CDS inventor moves into bitcoin... HP embraces open hardware... and more tech news

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Dell takes on corporate security with new suite

The Dell Endpoint Security Suite offers a set of interconnected capabilities that secure the data on employee laptops and desktop computers

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Microsoft fixes FREAK vulnerability in Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has issued critical patches for Windows, Internet Explorer and Office.

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Snowden docs show CIA's attempts to defeat Apple device security

A secret CIA-sponsored conference reportedly hosted talks on stealing encryption keys from Apple devices and infecting them with malware

Snowden docs show CIA's attempts to hack Apple devices

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden detail how the CIA repeatedly tried to crack the security in Mac OS X and iOS applications.

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Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks

Apple has patched the FREAK flaw in both OS X and iOS, issuing updates for both operating systems to protect users of its Safari browser.

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Researcher releases tool that can hijack accounts on sites using Facebook Login

Attackers can force users to associate their accounts on other sites with malicious Facebook accounts.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, March 10

Vendors rally at Facebook's Open Compute Project meet... Jesse Jackson goes to Cupertino... Apple's big day, recapped... and more tech news

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Cyberespionage arsenal could be tied to French intelligence agencies

Five additional Trojan programs are related to the Babar malware that Canada's government believes is the work of French intelligence

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Playing Minecraft no longer makes your PC a juicy target for hackers

Minecraft fans no longer need a system-wide install of Java to play with their blocks. Mojang's popular game now brings Java with it and only lets it out when it's time to play.

Cryptocurrency software bundled with BitTorrent triggers complaints

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After updating BitTorrent's uTorrent, some users reported that mining software had appeared on their PCs without their consent