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Windows 10 will allow apps to actively scan their content for malware

Developers will be able to have their apps talk to the locally installed antivirus programs through a new API

Microsoft's good deed for the day: browser-hijacking Ask Toolbar gets the banhammer on Windows

Microsoft's security tools built into Windows will now remove the Ask Toolbar for you.

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Gmail for Android gets safer with OAuth authentication for Microsoft, Yahoo accounts

Just like letting a third-party app access your Facebook or Twitter account, now you can use your Microsoft or Yahoo account with Gmail for Android without having to enter your credentials repeatedly.

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Duqu spy group also targeted telecommunications companies

Symantec found infections with Duqu 2.0 in the U.S., U.K., Sweden, India and Hong Kong

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Apple Mail flaw could pose risk to iCloud passwords

A researcher says he notified Apple in January but the flaw has yet to be patched.

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'Your PC may be infected!' Inside the shady world of antivirus telemarketing

Tech support schemes have barely slowed despite legal action by the FTC.

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With iOS 9, developers will be able to limit their apps to newer devices

New functionality means that devices like the iPad 2 and iPad mini will be blocked from installing certain apps

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German parliament may need to replace all software and hardware after hack

Some parliamentarians are refusing help from German intelligence services, a report said.

Twitter, to curb abuse, lets users share block lists

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Users can export a list of the accounts they block to share with others.

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VMware patches virtual machine escape issue on Windows

The updates also address denial-of-service issues in multiple products

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Cloud startup Zettabox touts privacy and local storage to appeal to EU customers

But it faces an uphill battle going after larger U.S. rivals, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft

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State-run SSL certificate authorities make Congress nervous about web security

SSL certificates issued by state-run agencies could be influenced or abused by political motivations. At least, that's what worries the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce committee, and it's asking Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla for help.

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The Duqu cyberespionage group compromised venues hosting Iran nuclear negotiations

Kaspersky Lab discovered a new version of the malware that also infected its systems