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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

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New attack hides stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said

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YouTube served users malicious advertisements, Trend Micro says

The advertisements redirected victims to the Sweet Orange exploit kit, which tries to install malware.

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Dropbox says it wasn't hacked after 7 million alleged user credentials appear online

The credentials leaked by an alleged hacker online were likely stolen from other services, the company said.

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Nearly half of all Android devices are still vulnerable to two serious browser exploits

The percentage is much higher in some countries and lower in the U.S, security firm Lookout estimates

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D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home

This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.

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D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control

This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.

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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.

Privacy lapses riddle majority of mobile apps, data protection authorities find

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication