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Why Google Glass security remains a work in progress

University researchers develop spyware for Glass that snaps pictures and sends them to a remote server

Still got Bitcoin? Protect it from malware, experts warn

Businesses considering accepting Bitcoins or other forms of cryptocurrency should be prepared to battle a rising number of malware aimed at emptying digital wallets.

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Starbucks app teaches users to check security, experts say

The weak protections for customer data in Starbucks' mobile-payment app is a "wakeup call" for consumers who should never assume the apps they use in their smartphones are secure.

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Snapchat, Skype hacks offer security lessons, experts say

A Snapchat breach revealed millions of user names and phone numbers and Skype's social media got hijacked, reminding of the need for good security practices.

Security industry takes a hit after latest NSA disclosures

Trust in the security industry took a blow with a recent report that RSA was paid by the U.S. National Security Agency to provide a way to crack its encryption.

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Target breach likely involved inside knowledge, experts say

How did what is likely to be one of the largest data breaches in history occur? Some speculate it was only possible with insider knowledge.

Vendor security patches lag dangerously, study suggests

Subscribers to organizations that sell exploits for flaws not yet known to software developers learn early about vulnerabilities in popular programs, a study says.

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Zeus banking malware resurfaces in 64-bit version

Kaspersky Lab finds a new version of the infamous banking malware is making the rounds.

Stuxnet worm analyzed as world's first true cyber-weapon

Stuxnet creators knew they had built the world's first true cyber-weapon, and were more interested in exploring its capabilities than any specific target, a study suggests.

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Security experts praise Google's tougher encryption

Google's faster-than-expected upgrade of all its SSL certificates to an RSA key length of 2048 bits will make cracking connections to the company's services more difficult without affecting performance, experts say.

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Mobile malware reported riding on Google messaging service

Mobile botnets are on the rise and cybercriminals are using the Google Cloud Messaging service to distribute malware, a new report says.

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Beware scammers gathering data via fake social net IDs

Spear phishing is one of the most effective ways to break into a corporate network, and recent studies show that employees can be easily tricked on social media.

Phishing increase builds on hijacked brand names, study reports

The number of brands used in spoofed emails that trick people into visiting malicious Web sites or clicking on malware attachments rose in the second quarter.

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Chrome's effort at efficiency may leave users vulnerable

Google Chrome saves some personal data in a way that could be exploited by malware, security experts say.

Hackers may exploit holes caused by memory crashes

Sophisticated attackers could soon adopt an innovative technique for bypassing one of the most effective mechanisms for preventing a Windows security breach, researchers say.

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