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Facebook fixes flaw that could have let hackers delete photos

Facebook paid an outside developer $12,500 for discovering the flaw, which could have been catastrophic for the social network.

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Cyberattacks in West Africa spark debate over online security

Governments need to put long-term plans in place for training on security matters, IT insiders say

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Groups to push for encryption, secure payments at White House cyber summit

The White House will hear ideas for improvements at its first cybersecurity summit in Silicon Valley

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VirusTotal tackles the tricky false positives problem plaguing antivirus software

VirusTotal is gathering file metadata from trusted software makers to integrate in its online scanning engine

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Several PayPal-mimicking phishing sites taken offline

Some were nearly identical copies of PayPal's website, OpenDNS said.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 12

Governments tighten grip on net ... Facebook supersizes open networking switch ... Apple gets bonded labor out of supply chain ... and more

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Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT, connected cars

One of them is Sen. Edward Markey, who plans to introduce legislation to require security measures in connected cars.

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Corporate IT: Beware the dating apps on your users' phones

Common vulnerabilities could be putting your company's data up for grabs

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Critical vulnerability in Group Policy puts Windows computers at risk

The design flaw took more than a year to patch and even then Windows Server 2003 was left out

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DDoS attack takes Dutch government sites offline for 10 hours

Other sites go down during attack, which used a mix of attack vectors

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Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Members of the platform will be able to query and upload data about the attacks they had to deal with

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

Kill switches lower smartphone thefts ... Anthem hit for failure to communicate ... IBM's Watson is learning Japanese ... and more tech news

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Obama looks for common ground with China on cyber issues

The two countries have often been at odds on cybersecurity matters.