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Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

Mobile applications often don't warn users before a call is made, which a developer says could be abused

What happened to the Flashback Trojan? Turns out US universities are still riddled with it

Malware hiding in dorm rooms

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed

'Reveton' ransomware upgraded with powerful password stealer

Avast thinks its controllers are trying to diversify after profits have fallen

Facebook says most outbound email is encrypted now

Microsoft and Yahoo have enabled STARTTLS, which dramatically raised the percentage of encrypted messages

Start-up fights ambush attacks on SDN, virtual machine networks

GuardiCore developing "honeypot" approach to detecting and blocking stealthy attacks.

Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

A single product, Norton Security, can be used across Windows, OS X, Android and iOS

Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information

Data breaches compromise seven million UK credit and debit cards since 2011, says Worldpay

Three million cards put at risk in 2013 alone

Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1

The Certificate Authority Security Council weighs in on new SSL server certificate rules.

NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps

Retired US airport body scanners fail to spot guns, knives

Tests on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 shows weapons can be smuggled by exploiting weaknesses

Mystery TorrentLocker ransomware targets only Australian victims

An Australian creator or more Russian messing around?

Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft and other misdeeds

Spam industry reinvented as messages containing malicious links surge

Malicious links now in one in six spam emails

Former employees have become 'application menace' new study claims

Salesforce, PayPal, SharePoint, Facebook, Google Apps...

Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

Medical records data can be a valuable asset, especially in a country where many have no health insurance

Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

Community Health Systems says the breach occurred in April and June

House of Fraser, Hawes & Curtis install tracking beacons in mannequins

A way of bringing together online and physical retail

Chinese man indicted over theft of Boeing C-17 secrets

Su Bin is accused of working with two others to steal gigabytes of U.S. defense-related documents


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