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Google slightly delays kill switch for Chrome add-ons

Gives extension developers until May 1 to put their work in the Chrome Web Store; new policy will probably take affect with Chrome 35

Security researchers urge tech companies to explain their cryptographic choices

Researchers signed an open letter outlining 10 transparency principles for companies to regain user trust following surveillance revelations

Windows 7, XP vulnerabilities doubled in 2013, but IE's Flash made Windows 8 biggest loser

Secunia analyzed reported vulnerabilites in the top 50 most-used software products

Amazon.com security slip allowed unlimited password guesses

The problem, now fixed, affected Amazon.com's iOS and Android mobile apps

Wi-Fi 'virus' could be used to attack wireless access points

Researchers used a specially-crafted virus called ‘Chameleon’ to attack access points, which could then spread the malware along wirelessly.

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Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone 'kill switch' effort

However, the executives stop short of endorsing a Senate bill requiring them to install kill switches on mobile devices.

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Microsoft again urges customers to ditch XP, Office 2003

Individuals and businesses sticking with the OS and suite after support ends in April face security risks, technical obsolescence, it warns.

IE zero-day exploit that struck VFW website being used in widespread attacks

The exploit is being distributed from many compromised websites around the world, researchers from Symantec said

360 million newly pilfered account credentials found in underground forums

The list is likely to have been compiled from multiple data breaches, according to Hold Security

Filling the cybersecurity job gap

Security experts weigh in on the shortage of cybersecurity workers and what can be done to close the skills gap.