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Hands-on: miniLock's powerful file encryption is dead simple to use

A new Chrome app called miniLock is making it easy to encrypt and share single files with others.

Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

Two researchers will show at Defcon how a Dropcam could turn into a Trojan horse

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Mozilla warns of leaky developer network database

Email addresses of 76,000 were exposed along with 4,000 encrypted and salted passwords

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Attackers can easily create dangerous file-encrypting malware, new threat suggests

A newly discovered ransomware threat runs as a batch file and uses the open-source GnuPG program for encryption

Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins

The latest version of EMET allows administrators to block plugins on certain websites

Most USB thumb drives can be reprogrammed to silently infect computers

The firmware in such devices is unprotected and can be easily overwritten by malware, researchers from Security Research Labs said

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Hacker group targets video game companies to steal source code

The group has ties to the Chinese hacker underground and uses custom tools to attack companies, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

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Antivirus products riddled with security flaws, researcher says

Antivirus products increase a computer's attack surface and may even lower operating system protections, a security researcher claims.

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iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling, and scrambles voice calls placed via the iPhone.

Zero-day flaws found in Symantec's Endpoint Protection

Offensive Security said the flaws could be used to gain full system access. Symantec is investigating the matter.