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Apple's rotten week: Bent phones, broken software, and shattered security

The only magic in Apple land this week is black magic.

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Symantec names Michael Brown as new CEO

The company is trying to reverse a decline with the slide of the PC market, and the interim CEO, Michael Brown, was the best candidate.

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'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.

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The 6 essential Windows software programs for any PC

No matter what else you do on your PC, everyone needs basic programs that cover security, web browsing, and backup.

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Apple's iPhone 6 Touch ID has same fingerprint failings as 5s

Apple's new iPhone 6 can still be fooled using the old fingerprint-lifting trick.

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Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking flaw

A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers said

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

Home Depot breach put 56 million payment cards at risk, company says

New encryption is in place in U.S. stores, the retailer said -- small consolation for those who were affected.

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China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The country says it has no knowledge of attacks against US transportation contractors.

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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.