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Apple: We don't build back doors into our products

Amid new alleged security flaws, the company denies building back doors in its devices or services that allow for government or other third-party snooping.

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Android L builds on Samsung's Knox fortifications

Google spills the beans on how it plans to take some of the Knox enterprise technology and lock it into the next version of Android.

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Snowden wants to build anti-surveillance tech

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, charged by the US with spying and still holding out in Russia sans a passport, has a new career plan.

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Still running Windows XP? Antivirus products put to the test

Microsoft no longer supports XP users, but a host of antivirus products tested by AV-Test can still defend you from viruses.

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Chinese hackers take command of Tesla Model S

Security firm Qihoo 360 says hackers gained control of some Tesla Model S functions -- but skimps on details of how the car was hacked.

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DDoS attacks intensified in first half of 2014

The volume and intensity of DDoS attacks in the first half of the year reached new heights, according to research.

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Superman is most toxic superhero

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a phishing scheme! Security firm McAfee says Net villains like to bait their hyperlink hooks with Superman's moniker.

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NSA recruits college students for cyber-operations program

The government agency known for its secretive surveillance tactics is opening academic cybersecurity training centers in five US universities.

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​Google's Project Zero plans to plug zero-day attacks

A security initiative from Google hopes to identify and put a stop to previously unknown, unpatched bugs that threaten the Web at large.

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CNET attacked by Russian hacker group

A Russian hacker collective says it broke into CNET servers over the weekend and stole a database of usernames and passwords.

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US charges Chinese executive with hacking military data

Man accused of working with hackers in China to steal information related to military projects from the computer networks of US companies.

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Apple blocks older, risky Flash plug-ins, forcing you to upgrade

The Mac maker is forcing users of older versions of the Flash Player plug-in to update in the name of security.

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