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Cryptocat Encrypted Facebook Chat

Open-source chat-encryption tool Cryptocat announced its latest update, which includes full encryption for Facebook private messages, in a blog post Monday. “Cryptocat’s mission is to make encrypted chat accessible and easy to use. With Cryptocat celebrating its third birthday (already!), we’re happy to announce the...
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CryptoLocker Ransomware Targeting Android Smartphones

The CryptoLocker ransomware has been wreaking havoc on desktops for months now, demanding that victims pay hundreds of dollars in exchange for the key to decrypt their locked hard drives. Now a piece of malware along these lines is adding the Android platform to its...
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Dropbox Leaked Shared Private Files Through Google And Documents

People using shared storage provider Dropbox are leaking data, a competitor has discovered. Dropbox competitor Intralinks stumbled across mortgage applications and bank statements while checking Google Analytics data for a Google Adwords campaign. Links to shared files leak out when those links are accidentally put...
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Apple iOS LockScreen Bypass and E-mail Encryption Bug

Another iPhone passcode bypass is making the rounds this week that reportedly allows users to trick Siri into skirting around the device’s usual lockscreen to view, edit and call any of the phone’s contacts. The flaw apparently affects the most recent iOS build, 7.1.1 and...
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Google Stops Scanning Student Gmail Accounts

Google has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it will no longer scan student Gmail accounts for ads. The practice was called into question last week as part of a court case in which Google has been accused of violating wiretap laws.  Google had...
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Apple Update Fixes OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

Apple has fixed a serious security flaw that’s present in many versions of both iOS and OSX and could allow an attacker to intercept data on SSL connections. The bug is one of many that the company fixed Tuesday in its two main operating systems,...
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AOL E-mail Hacked By Spoofers

In Internet years, AOL and its webmail counterpart AOL Mail are beyond ancient at this point. A relic of electronic mail history, the majority of users have long since jumped ship for Gmail or Yahoo. Yet those who still have accounts with AOL were no...
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Sally Beauty Supply Hacked Credit Cards Compromised

Sally Beauty supply, a retail chain that sells hair and beauty items based in Denton, was hacked earlier this month according to a release obtained by Breitbart Texas. The company hired Verizon’s forensics firm to investigate the incident and pinpoint exactly how many people may...
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