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Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say

IOS users were kept vulnerable for three weeks to known security issues previously patched in Safari for OS X, a former Apple employee said.

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Spam link flood prompts We Heart It to turn off Twitter sharing

The cause of the spam postings wasn't clear, however.

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The right kind of wrong: Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed

A few office-productivity apps are protected from Heartbleed thanks to a mistake

Supposedly patched router backdoor still opens wide for secret 'knock,' says researcher

A security researcher who first discovered a back door in a number of different router models says the patch meant to fix the vulnerability didn't change anything.

You've got spam mail: Slew of AOL email accounts fall prey to spoofing attack

A horde of @aol.com email zombies have risen, and they're hungry for SPAAAAAAAAM.

Mysterious 'Unflod' malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices

Some iOS users found a malicious library of unknown origin on their jailbroken devices

Web apps and point-of-sale systems were leading hacker targets in 2013, says Verizon

The telco's annual data breach report incorporates data from more sources than ever before

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Smile! NEC's new biometric security software unlocks your PC with your face

NEC's face-recognition technology is being rolled out as an enterprise security solution.

Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option

In the future, Chrome OS users may unlock their PCs just by having their smartphone nearby.

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Why, and how, to encrypt your Android device

We know the days of digital privacy are long gone. You can start to claw a smattering of it back by encrypting your Android phone or tablet.

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