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Google blocks bogus digital certificates that could make fake websites appear legit

It's unclear how the certificates were issued by India's National Informatics Centre

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How to properly and securely erase your Android device

Get that data locked down before you give away your gadget.

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Some files need encryption and some files don't

Chances are you don't have to encrypt your entire hard drive. But you need to know what files to encrypt.

Take precautions when using Gmail—or any other email service

Google's almost ubiquitous email client doesn't guarantee that your email will be private, or that your account won't be hacked. But the right precautions can give you reasonable protection.

No-IP regains control of some domains seized by Microsoft

But a spokeswoman said one of its main domains used for its services isn't available

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Breaches exposed 1 in 7 US debit cards in 2013

The Target breach could speed up the switch to chip-based EMV cards, hopefully.

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OpenSSL Project publishes roadmap to counter criticism

The project plans to implement code reviews, fix poor coding and have better documentation

Microsoft accidentally borks legit websites while hunting malware in No-IP takeover

No-IP claims Microsoft doesn't appear to be very good at DNS

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Microsoft's botnet-hunting domain seizure cramping other hacking campaigns, Kaspersky says

A variety of other sophisticated hacking campaigns used No-IP's infrastructure