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Secret Google deals made Android phones more expensive, lawsuit claims

A class-action complaint contends Android devices are pricier because of secret agreements Google makes with device manufacturers

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Bogus tool for hacking your Friends' Facebook account hacks you instead

Users think they will get access to their friends' accounts, but their account is hacked instead

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Spam link flood prompts We Heart It to turn off Twitter sharing

The cause of the spam postings wasn't clear, however.

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

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Small bitcoin exchange, Vircurex, teeters after large withdrawals

Vircurex had been trying to pay back losses incurred last year

Bitcoin's software gets security fixes, new features

Bitcoin-QT, rebranded as Bitcoin Core, has more than six fixes for the so-called transaction malleability problem

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Phishing campaign targets Google Docs, Drive users

A fake login page looks legitimate since it is served up by Google over SSL, Symantec said

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Mt. Gox kept Bitcoin exchange open despite knowledge of large-scale theft

The exchange continued to operate and collect transaction fees despite its troubles

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Mt. Gox CEO's blog hacked, allegedly reveals company's true Bitcoin balances

Hackers claim internal records show Mt. Gox has more bitcoins than it claims it lost.

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Lost in translation: The tangled tale of Mt. Gox's missing millions

Mismanagement apparently allowed a massive bitcoin heist

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10 things you need to know about Mt. Gox's Bitcoin implosion

Did a spaghetti-like code help bring down the Bitcoin exchange?

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Need your Mt. Gox bitcoins back? Steer clear of this website

A suspicious website tries to get people to download what is likely a bogus version of Flash player.

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Android malware using TOR anonymity network makes a debut

Using TOR makes it more difficult to trace the command-and-control server

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Neiman Marcus says fewer payment cards exposed in breach than first thought

Around 350,000 credit and debit cards were exposed in the incident -- not 1.1 million as first feared.

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Target contractor says it was victim of cyberattack

Fazio Mechanical Services, which specializes in refrigeration, said it maintained a 'data connection' with Target

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