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Microsoft boosts anti-snooping protection in Outlook.com, OneDrive

The consumer webmail and cloud storage services will now be protected with new encryption.

Microsoft resumes emailed security notifications days after announcing its demise

The next security notifications will go out Thursday ahead of monthly security patches

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8 ways the password is dying

From smartphones that know you’re near to tattoos and even pills, high-tech companies are busy replacing pesky strings of text with easier ways to authenticate. Check out the future here.

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Rare text message worm targets Android devices

The new Selfmite Android malware spreads by sending text messages with a malicious link to the device owner's contacts

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German government to drop Verizon because of U.S. spying

It will shift to Deutsche Telekom after revelations about NSA eavesdropping

How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Google took tangible steps towards a password-free future at its I/O keynote, obliterating the need for secret codes in Android, Chromebooks, and Chromecast.

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Android for Work and Office integration let you get down to business

From app data separation and security enhancements to native QuickOffice editing within apps

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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