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Google announces 'personal unlocking' to help eliminate Android PINs

The new feature will allow a phone to determine a safe environment in which it may allow access without a PIN.

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Watch the web get hacked in real time on this mesmerizing map

This is what hack attacks look like: A real-time map of worldwide activity drives home the scope of security threats far more vividly than mere words ever could.

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Researchers reveal mobile malware tools governments use to spy on phones

The U.S. has the most command-and-control servers for a product made by Italy's Hacking Team

Researchers expect surge of rootkits targeting 64-bit PCs

Rootkits are again on the rise with the number of new samples reaching levels not seen since 2011, a McAfee report said

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Five questions to answer before paying for a VPN

VPNs are great for privacy and jumping regional restrictions, but not all VPNs are created equal. Knowing some of the key differences can save you time and hassle.

Even encrypted Web traffic can reveal highly sensitive information

Merely knowing what pages a person views on a website can hint at their personal life

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Two months later, Heartbleed patching stalls out with 300k servers still vulnerable

A large number of sites are still vulnerable to Heartbleed, but it's unlikely we'll see them get patched anytime soon.

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Google develops BoringSSL, its own 'boring' version of OpenSSL encryption

But fear not: This fork isn't intended to replace OpenSSL.

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The 8 scariest digital security stories of 2014 (so far)

The year's only halfway done, but hackers have already filled enough headlines to last a decade.

Android 4.4.4 fixes OpenSSL hijacking vulnerability

A new version of Android for Nexus devices is primarily a security update that patches the bundled OpenSSL library